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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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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
I do not know why this got such bad ratings. It had one of the most unique aromas and tastes Iíve had in a long time. While not your traditional ESB, itís totally worth drinking. The bouquet is very rich. Itís like orange marmalade and honey on white toast with hints of smokey clove. Its got a similar flavorful sweetness with some soft bitterness along the edges. The palate is solid with lively carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dubios (7) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2004 does not count
Very good stong lemon from the coriander. Almost a Belgian Beer. Good golden color typical of british ales. Big head about medium carbonation. Refreshing treat for a English Ale.Lot of lemon flavor good herb beer. Salute form the Colonials

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Poured with probably the biggest head Iíve ever seen from a bottled beer. The beer was bright orange-yellow-copper. Thereís a citrusy-sweet aroma. And the flavory is surprisingly lime-flavored, almost as strong and sweet as a frozen lime pop. This is an extremely unique beer that I really like.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Smells quite nice, like an ipa ia a beutiful flowery valley where the hops grow like freshly pruned grass...pours a murky tan mud colour, great foamy head..some minimal lacing...hits ya like boom, intresting and magic (black magic i am guessing). Has a unique taste, with a Gentlemanís Bitterness! This is great to have every now and agian but make sure you try it at least once.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lla911 (11) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2010
1pt 0.9 fl. oz 5.2% ABV. Wow What a head. Wonderful fruity smell. citris, and apples? yep. golden orange color perfect with the aroma and a pillow white head. Floral hops smell complements the citrus aroma. Light Body with excellent malt taste complemented by hops. fizzy, long finish,

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Bottle. Amber body with a thick foamy head. Nose is very nice-very zesty with lots of lemon and coriander. Taste-coriander, alcohol, lemon, fresh cut grass, gin, and cellophane. This beer is very reminiscent of gin and tonics with a touch of lime. I really enjoy the use of the coriander. It gets quite cloying as I drink it, but overall it is very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Pours copper w/ full spritzy froth. Aromas of spice and hops. Light to medium nectar w/ ample soft residuals. Flavors are dry, bitter pine, tangerine, w/ a spicey character. You can really taste the corriander. Finish has a nice bttering. Overall: Well balanced. A nice sessionable brew of unique character. I liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
reddragon (29) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Head, head, more head. Even a slow pour builds a massive head on top of this estery dark brown brew. Nice, almost Abbey-style aroma, and a delicious flavor with some fruitiness.


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