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Nethergate Augustinian Ale (US Version)

Brewed by Nethergate
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Sudbury, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle Conditioned for maximum flavor and shelf life, Augustinian Ale is one of Britainís undiscovered treasures. NOTE: This is ONLY available bottled, almost exclusively for export to the United States. It is an entirely different beer to the one available from cask (and due to be released bottle conditioned) at 4.5% in the UK and elsewhere. The US importer who commissioned the beer liked the name Augustinian which was already in use for a cask bitter, so Nethergate made two different beers with the same name. The cask UK Augustinian Ale has AD1248 in small lettering on the pumpclip and is listed separately here.
Hoppy, bitter and spiced with coriander seeds, this pale ale is, to say the least, very distinctive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2988) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rondphoto (2885) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (4132) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ronaldtheriot (1521) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
It has a light brown/orange color with a med white head. I smell citrus, light malt and light hops. Nice Ale....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1148) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3950) - - SEP 30, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2012
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.

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