chinchill (2657) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2015 .5L bottle.
Pours with a medium amber body and a rather weak head. Minimal lacing.
Aroma: sweet caramel, baked bread and faint spicing.
An unusual ESB, it is quite fruity and thereís some light coriander spicing that mixes nicely with the load of caramel malts. Lightly sweet this would probably benefit from a stronger hop load.
rondphoto (2614) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear medium amber with a heavy creamy tan head, small streaks of lace. Taste is malt with spices that turn bitter in the palate, cruising from there to an unchanging finish. Not a very appealing example of a malty, spicy, hoppy brew.
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. hazy amber with small head. has an odd flavor that reminds me a bit of overbrewed iced tea. slightly sweet and fruity at first, but then finishes bitter with a hint of sourness. light carbonation. unique, but not good.
ronaldtheriot (1443) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Augustinian Ale has an extremely thick, spongy, off-white head, a good amount of lacing left on the glass, and a hazy, super-fizzy, orange appearance, with roiling specks and relatively large brown chunks throughout. When the bottom contents are swished and poured in, a brown, dirty cloud descends into the glass. The aroma is harsh and of turned citrus. There is also pungent sour bread in the smell. Taste is of red clay, iron, sweet citrus, cellar mold, bread crust, tea, and tap water. Mouthfeel is chewy and dirty, and Augustinian Ale finishes semi-dry and rough. RJT
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I do not know why this got such bad ratings. It had one of the most unique aromas and tastes Iíve had in a long time. While not your traditional ESB, itís totally worth drinking. The bouquet is very rich. Itís like orange marmalade and honey on white toast with hints of smokey clove. Its got a similar flavorful sweetness with some soft bitterness along the edges. The palate is solid with lively carbonation.
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
It has a light brown/orange color with a med white head. I smell citrus, light malt and light hops. Nice Ale....
scottw86 (1140) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy copper color with a huge white head. Aroma has lots of fruity and sweet notes. Some apples with a touch of caramel. Taste is very carbonated. Lots of apples and fruit in the taste. Smooth and creamy. Finish has some nice grain and fruit flavors that balance nicely. Overall this is flavorful and well balanced!
Beerenberger (1559) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma is very floral with hints of lemon. A hazy amber pour with a very aggressive mostly lasting rocky an head. Taste is a toss up up between bitter and sour with some floral notes thrown in. Strong citrus flavor up front but finishes dry with a slight bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-light with medium carbonation. Overall, while enjoyable, not sure that this the best example of the bitter style.
SSSteve (3903) - - SEP 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. murky gold beer with medium, frothy white head. dusty with butterscotch and pineapple. flavor is similar, possibly a bit old. cardboardy with zesty, peppery, coriander notes in the finish. medium body.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy dark orange with a thin fully receding white head. Notes of sweet biscuit malt, chewy caramel, pale malt, vinous, phenolic with light herbal finish.