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%
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Bottle Conditioned for maximum flavor and shelf life, Augustinian Ale is one of Britain’s 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Aroma: flowers, citrus, herbs. Orange-brown and clear. Tastes like ginger ale with coriander. Thin but fizzy. Not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4671) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2012
500ml bottle in an English pint. Aroma of pale and caramel malts and floral hops. Flavor about the same, with good amount of malts. Average texture, slighlty smoother. A decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2178) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Somewhat hazy amber with an unnaturally huge off-white head that looks like meringue and settles in clumps.Aroma of citrus, pale malt, and grass. Taste malty, slightly sweet and a bit bitter. Medium bodied, with really soft carbonation. Surprisingly citrusy. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma honey, rose, candy, orange with spicy end. Softer on top.
Appearance amber with haze. Large foamy tanned , creamy top. Thick lace noted. 4-
Flavor and Palate : Caramel , orange peel. Spicy , phenolic follow up, hint of vanilla… Mellow with some heat on top end. Late notes of British hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2937) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2011
500 ml. bottle. Pours a thick white head, over a hazy, particle laden, light amber (SRM7) body.....nose is light floral, cereal, coriander....taste is light cereal malt to start leading to heavy floral tones with heavy coriander...mouth feel medium, carbonation medium. The coriander, floral tones dominate over much, making this an unbalanced and not particularly good beer which misses its style. BJCP 6/2/12/4/6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Gold, good carbonation and good head. Clean aroma of light malt - taste is malt and hops bitterness. Surprisingly good and clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4539) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 Aroma is citrus/fruit, malts and an almost vinous quality. The flavor is citrus/fruit, biscuit malts, spicy and, oddly for a Premium Bitter, almost a thirst quencher Funky for an ESB, pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hollybeery (66) - Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle (US version of the brew). Pours cloudy golden with a weak white head. Sweet yeast and corn aromas. Soft hoppy flavor with a tiny bit of coriander. Short and clean finish. Nice palate, silky but not syrupy. Decent brew, would definetly like to try the authentic cask version though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12909) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a hazy orange color with a big white head. S: A ton of sweet orange aroma comes through immediately and is surprisingly vibrant and fresh. Not much in the way of any other hop notes, but a good bread malt base. T: The intense orange character continues on the palate. A combination of semi-bitter orange rind and sweet orange flesh along with the sweet and bready malts. M: The carbonation is quite lively and makes this beer nice and refreshing. D: A surprisingly good beer. I found the orange flavors to be very enjoyable and just enough bitterness to keep it from being too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2010
The aroma is very nice with coriander, maple syrup, malt, and fruit. The appearance is golden with an orange hue and a large head. The taste is like the aroma with a nice fruity finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a great beer and one I want more of.

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