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

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


1.4
   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!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
scooterbub (830) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3739) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Bottle from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. Golden amber color with a monstrous beige/tan head. Strange fruity/spicey aromas. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is dominated by a flavor or spice. Bottle says coriander. Must have used a lot. Good though. Finish is lightly peppery. Bitter by across the pond standards. I’ll drink it when I can get it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
Spicey nose (ginger?) hazy apricot, small custard head. Pronounced ginger taste, with a mix of other spices too. Tongue is dancing from this refreshing brew. Great stuff. Thank You Torontoblue.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kmacphail (37) - Isle of Lewis, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2008
Sampled a bottle from the CAMRA beer club. An amber-copper ale with a malty, fruity nose. Some hops and fruits with a slightly smokey and citrus aftertaste but these were very bland. Not horrible, just not enough to keep my taste buds interested.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Light copper with floaters. Big, long, soapy head. Aroma: Lemon, ginger. Flavor: Ginger, earth, lemon, malts. Ginger finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - AUG 7, 2008
Taste 8/8 Bottle (?DateL185-03) Looks: Cloudy iced tea. Clinging white head. Aroma: Lemon, caramel malt. Taste: Thin bodied. Lemon and yeast sour. Decent malt. Clean finish. Too much lemon for me(corriander plus yeast sour?).


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