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Nethergate Umbel Ale (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Cask; Regular.
The wort is infused with coriander to give a wonderful, fruity tang to both taste and aroma. Excellent thirst quenching beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Hazy amber, lots of coriander, some biscuity malts for balance and light bitterness. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (7895) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Cask at the Victoria Inn, Rugby, 16/12/13. Almost clear golden with a good sized white head that retains, good full glass lacing ensues. Nose is light spice, biscuit malt, faint ginger, straw. Taste comprises lemon rind, ginger snap biscuit, corriander notes, straw. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Ok spiced up bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Two hand-pulled pints in The Cock Hotel, wellington: one on 29th Nov 13, one on 1st Dec 13. Looked the same but the second pint wasn’t as mellow as the first, had more flavour and seemed ’crisper’. Different barrel, or just two days older: should have asked the Landlord I suppose. Pours an orange/copper colour with a tight white crown. The aroma was fairly weak on both pints: some floral and light fruit esters with hints of spices. The taste is far from weak though: full of flavour with the coriander standing out within the blend of bittering hops and mild malts. Medium bodied and a pleasant change from the light golden cask brews that are flooding the UK market currently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Copper-brown, thin bright white head; malty aroma; well balanced malt and hops, dried fruity taste; a weird herbal coriander bitterness on the finish which I’m not totally sold on; still, a decent enough sub 4 percenter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2531) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours are citrus, bitterness, grass and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1329) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
On cask at JDW, Sutton Coldfield - An orange body with a thick light orange head. The aroma is very flowery, with some spicy notes, and a bit citric. The flavour is sweet and again very flowery combined with hints of perfume and coriander, leading to a dry end. Not bad, but easily forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (5854) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Draught @ O’connel’s, Tampere.
Pours clear gol color with a small head. Aroma of goose berry bush, some fruits and grass. Flavour of grass, goose berries, mild fruits and some hay. Bitter palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 161112. Tap at at oconnels, tampere,. Pours clear golden with a small head. Aroma butter, hops. Bland buttery taste. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4002) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2012
Cask at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Fairly weak aroma, but who cares about that! The flavour is amazingly floral with a huge hoppy bitterness and some spice from the coriander. A really excellent brew and quite different to anything most people will have tasted before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2034) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 24, 2012
Cask @ JDW Elgin 221012
Amber, clear, dense white head, some lacing
Aroma - Coriander, citrus hops, soft orange, floral hop, peppery herbs
Taste - soft pale sweet fruity malts, bitter light zesty hop, some black pepper, soft oramge, dab of coriander initially, certainly not bland here - after a while it gets TOO herbal and peppery and rather overpowering
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, quite oily. Finish as main flavour, lingering fairly bitter herbs, black pepper, orange, long bitter quite complex linger, long long herbal linger, almost tingly bitter.....it’s harsh but there a lot of flavour in there
Overall - Interesting beer, lot of flavour, puzzled by comments below that its bland....maybe its very inconsistent or I had an unusually strong flavoured batch. Too overpowering after a while and gets hard to drink. Rather flawed to be honest

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