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

bottled
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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 28, 2002
Yow. I definitely got the lemony-detergent thing out of this, both in the smell and in the taste. Take your run of the mill bitter, then put it in a bar where they serve lemon in every drink that they can find an excuse to. Now give it to some waiter who doesnít know better and let him squeeze an entire lemon in your drink, and youíll have this stuff. I was really wishing that the bottle was a 12 oz size after a while.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2002
An interesting ale. I want to know how you get so much hop flavor and aroma (I know... late addition) but still I like the way these hops come though on this one with a touch of coriander. The balance is a little of but one sniff and I fogive them. A nice sping ale to brew with.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 27, 2002
Whoa! What the hell is this coriander stuff? Definitely not my favortie, but something fun to share with others and watch there faces contort.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Belgik (72) - Sterrebeek, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2001
Foamy light amber, remarkable nose of (brown soap?). Foamy in the mouth, very bitter. Maybe I rate this wrong because Iím not used to the style!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2001
Light copper; orangey, lemon aroma. The aroma could easily be mistaken for lemon dish detergent, but there really isnít any soapiness, itís just that strong in the lemon. Crisp, floral, spicy, ale; dry, harshly coriander finish.

2.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2001
Huge aroma: pine/citrus fruit. Disappointing in the body, strongly hopped.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2001
Nice strongly hoppy ale.


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