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


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle from Majestic on Eastchase. Pours like a rotten cider, brown and muddy. Smells delicious like fruit, cinnamon, and candy. Peppery taste with more cinnamon. Just a little hops. Tasty finish with a slight dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PilsnerPeter (3031) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle: Slightly hazy orange with a huge off white head. Citric lemony aroma- seems infected with a light acidity and lemon sorbet qualities. Fizzy prickly carbonation- evidently infected and over carbonated. Flavors of lemon sorbet, lean candied malt undertones, citric lemon middle, followed by an herbal character, fruit roll up like esters, and a minerally mildly bitter finish. Definitely infected, but would probably be decent if it were bottled in proper conditions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dalek123 (103) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Pours amber with a huge, fizzy, offwhite head. Nose is malt, bread, and citris. Taste is malt, caramel, and spice. A nice ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ben4321 (5072) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Location: .5 liter bottle from Gilly’s, 7/23/09

Aroma: Yeasty, coriander, citrus, and some other difficult to place spices
Appearance: Hazy brownish orange color, big & frothy beige head, decent lacing
Flavor: An odd bitterness, weird gingery tang, a bit off, not exactly great
Palate: A bit watery, not great
Overall Impression: Honestly, I was expecting it to be better from the nose, a bit of a lemon cleaner smell to it, but other then that a decent nose. The taste? Not so much... It’s drinkable I guess, but I won’t be going out of my way to have it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Pours unclear golden-orange with a massive head, I thought the head was going to keep growing & flood my house. Taste is real spicy with the coriander, too much of it. In fact you lose some beer taste with all of it. This beers only quality is it looks like a frothy beer like in cartoons.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2009
wow. the aroma is of methonol like in a tooth paste. The beer pours cloudy. The taste finishes clean. best used as an expensive mouth wash. And, then I realized this is a british beer. comparing this to other exported english beer, maybe I should rate this beer better!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
scooterbub (930) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 31, 2009
16.09 ounce bottle. Pours a murky copper-brown color with a laarge beige head that lasts. Taste is of caramel, smoke, hops, alcohol and malt. Rather bitter. Similar aroma. All right, but I was expecting better. Kind of glad it was on sale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Pours a hazy dirty orange with an annoyingly large four fingers of off white puffy foam. After settling the aroma is a nice citrus lemon and fleshy fruits like apricots, yeasty fruitiness, a touch of coriander, ginger. Taste is lightly fruity malt, touches of spice, coriander, and citrus. A bit thin after the enticing aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4360) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Amber in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of fruit, hops and malt. Taste is of coriander citrus and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2008 Bottle. As a big fan of St. Augustine, I found myself let down by this beer..I just expected much more than it was. Aroma of yeast and light malts, but a flavor of somewhat watery hops. Palate was somewhat unbalanced...overall, not bad...but not great either.

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