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

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2003
A dark amber unclear (from the yeast) beer with a fine but fast disappearing head. The aroma is very yeasty with notes of koriander, oranges, and earthy alcoholic notes. But the flavor is weird - I wonder if that is because I poured some of the yeast? though I doubt it after reading some of the other rewievs - but on my tastebuds it is not good. The flavor is earthy, metallic, yeasty, grassy on top of a weird malty background with some lemon notes and a sharpness as if it has been wildfermented. Not at all what I expected - not good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful amber coloured beer with a marked reddish tint. Small and dissipating head. A dry and markedly bitter ale with the coriander spicing shining through giving some resemblance to Belgian Wit. Rather fresh and interesting beer. 011002

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
Blond color. Quite nice aroma, a bitfruity (apricots and oranges). Peculiar malty taste, with some herbs and orange peel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (11798) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a deep amber color with a thick off-white head. Spicy aroma of coriander with a hint of sweetness. Flavor of strong coriander and malt. Enjoyable beer.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Ridiculously big beige head on pour atop hazy amber body. Aroma is coriander, ginger, lemon. Taste is coriander and gingery water. Watery light palate, limited carbonation. Bottom line is that I find the flavor combination very unpleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10348) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9935) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (9650) - SÝborg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2002
Light golden with almost no head. This beer has a very special aroma of some undefinable flower or herb. For me it isnít coriander, but canít put a name on it. The flavour is very sour and maybe a little harsh, but it isnít unpleasant. Had a very long aftertaste with some bitterness and definately also sourness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Black Head, Stonesfield, Oxon. The cask is only 4.8% ABV. Golden orange beer with a fruity malty flavour, a background of harsh spices grates a little. There is a hoppiness, which doesn't quite overcome the harsh flavours.


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