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Nethergate Umbel Magna

Brewed by Nethergate
Style: Porter
Sudbury, England


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
The addition of coriander to the Old Growler wort completes the original 1750s recipe for this distinctive dark beer. The powerful spiciness only adds to this porter's appeal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2015
(cask) hazy deep ruby-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy sugar icing and butter, with a light hint of vanilla, some grass and a touch of walnuts. flavour is mostly butter and toasted malts, with a touch of herbal hops, some yeast and a light-bitter yeasty finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cjennings1987 (21) - harwich, Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Nice strong tasting beer. Perfect dark appearance. Classic porter taste if a little bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (4569) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Black. Creamy head. The flavour of coriander is very prominent in the beginning. Qualitively good but feels out of balance and wrong.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1782) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a dark colour. Overall the beer is well balanced and quite drinkable, not bad

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshRaburn (104) - - NOV 26, 2014
Slightly weak mouthfeel for a porter. Some chocolately flavours but not as roasty as you would expect from a porter. The beer is very mild overall. I donít believe that itís from a 1750s recipe because 18th century malts were produced very differently from modern ones. This seems to be a modern base + coloured malt beer. The coriander addition is very subtle and seems to add herbiness. Not bad but could be a bit richer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Cask at the live and let live, Cambridge. It pours deep ruby with a small beige head. The nose is sweet liquorice, treacle, toasty, caramel and permanent marker pen. The taste is bitter-sweet, liquorice, treacle, cola cubes, earthy, toast, coriander and medicinal notes with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Interesting and good depth. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford RFC beer fest. Looks like flat coke, caramel colour with a fleeting cream coloured head. Aroma is odd, smells a bit like cola with light roast and touch of choc. Flavour is sharp roast with a touch of green apple. Some acid lingers in the finish. Palate is medium light with fine carbonation. meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
i cant smell anything but looks thick and black with dark red edging, tastes sweet and smooth with the coriander coming in at the finish, fab!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (4413) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2014
On tap at the Barony. Appearance - opaque black with a red chink around the edges. Nose - prunes and alcohol with a chocolate backdrop. Taste - black cherry and some tirimasu gojng on. Maybe Black Forest gateau is more appropriate. Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy and Iíd like to add silky texture. The finish is elegant though. Overall - it was unusual to look at my friends rates and find several lines of notes by cgarvieuk. However Craigís enthusiasm was well judged. What a lovely beer which has Old World elegance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3489) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Cask@the blackcountry arms, walsall. Reddish black beer with small head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and pepper. Taste is roasted malts, pepper, coriander, spices and a little licorice. A very nice porter.

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