Nethergate Reviews




Don2711
3.7
Nethergate Mary’s Ruby Mild
Nice toasted malty and chocolate aroma. Dark amber appearance and fine head. Taste licorice chocolate and roasted malts. Some bite on palate but would have liked more. That said a good strength. Very drinkable. .
Friday, May 27, 2016

jjsint
3.1
Nethergate CAMRA’s Remedy
Handpull cask at the 2016 Cambridge Beer Festival. Dark brown with a small foamy off-white head. Clear. Low aroma of liquorice and some meaty notes. Tastes sweet at first - my throat is bedeck’d with liquorice - before turning to a more salty/bittersweet note. Far from perfect but worth a try if you’re at the festival this year.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The_Osprey
3.6
Nethergate Umbel Magna
Cask HP at Crosse Keys, London. Very dark brown with a red hue, still, almost opaque, foamy brown head endures. Aroma has lots of coriander seed powder, cucumber and apple smoothie, orange peel. Nice up front but a bit too much over time. Body is a little frothy, a bit more tingle than most cask. Taste has more coriander which imparts a fruit smoothie vibe, a little floral, spicy, orange peel, green raisin, a little clove. Obviously all these flavours are coming from the coriander, which definitely adds a continental swagger to the base beer. The flavour balance is well judged. Good.
Monday, May 23, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.1
Nethergate Mary’s Ruby Mild
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear reddish brown with a frothy white head. The aroma is light roasty malt, yeastie medicinal hop. The flavour is light bitter with a light watery fruity earthy light hop bitter palate. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The_Osprey
2.6
Nethergate IPA Ian & Paul’s Ale
Cask HP at Cross Keys Bishopsgate as ’Nethergate IPA Ian and Paul’s Ale’, 3.5%. Pale orange, translucent, still, small beige head. Aroma is celery, airy. Body is light, tingly carbonation. Taste is thin malt sugars, sawdust, water, a touch of house yeast, bread in water. I like Nethergate beers, but this is a rare miss. Watery with only a touch of their trademark yeast. Ale for people who prefer water to beer. Clean but borderline insipid.
Friday, May 13, 2016

The_Osprey
3.3
Nethergate Mary’s Ruby Mild
Cask HP at The Webb Ellis Twickenham. As ’Nethergate Mary’s Ruby Mild’. Brick red dark amber, clear, still, dense foamy tan head. Aroma is very chocolatey, toffee. Body is light and smooth with low carbonation. Taste is toasted brown bread, crusts, spicy, musty bitterness. A tasty mild.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.4
Nethergate Mary’s Ruby Mild
Cask@square peg, Birmingham. Dark brown beer medium head. Aroma of nuts and malts. Taste is malts, nuts and darkfruit. Decent.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Cunningham
3
Nethergate Mary’s Ruby Mild
Lovely dark brown and subtle red color. Nice tan head that leaves a fine lacing down the sides of the glass. Mellow aroma. Medium (light) body and a soft carbonation. Mellow sweetness and a moderate bitterness. Bready, some roast, mild chocolate and a bit fruity flavor. A really decent and nice mild ale.
[Handpull at Hamilton Hall in Bishopsgate - London, England]

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

androman
3.6
Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask)
Cask at The Black Tap, Redditch. Nose is light floral. Body is clear amber, head is small, beige, creamy, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma malty, bread, light roasty. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is long lasting medium bitter. Light body, creamy texture, nearly flat carbonation. Easy, quite refreshing, simple.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

cjennings1987
4.1
Nethergate Essex Border
Decent drinkable beer. Nice aroma and taste but has a slightly strange aftertaste, which isn’t overly unpleasant.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

theprof
3.5
Nethergate Mary’s Ruby Mild
Cask. Ruby brown body thin cream top. Aroma toasted malts with coffee and licorice notes. The taste is fruity, soft berries rather than citrus with a mild malty tang in the background. Overall a good example of the mild beer type.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

theprof
3.5
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Cask. Pours dark brown with ruby notes. Thin lace top. Aroma dates and malt. Tastes rich with a mild fruitcake quality and lingering licorice. There’s a bit of the Old Growler in all of us.
Monday, April 18, 2016

Jonb5
3.4
Nethergate IPA Ian & Paul’s Ale
Pint JDW Crosse Keys City of London. A: Bronze, clear, small head left a decent amount of lacing. S: Grapefruit and diacetyl. T: Grapefruit lots of wheaty bitterness. M: Watery texture but it worked, not overly carbonated. O: A proper session beer, had character and subtlety.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

The_Osprey
3.3
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Cask at The Angel, Islington as ’Nethergate Old Growler’, 5%. Very dark brown, still, dense foamy tan head endures. Aroma is light and airy up-front, some bread and chocolate as the glass drains. Body is light, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is tangy and spicy, burnt cake, rum sweetness, dry into the finish with a little booze showing up. Slow drinking and spicy. Grew on me. This is very much an old ale, not a porter as stated.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

The_Osprey
3.5
Nethergate Growler Perle 30th Anniversary
Cask, handpull at The Angel, Islington as ’Nethergate Growler Perle 30th Anniversary’, 4.4%. Dirty orange, clear, still, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is bread, apple, musty. Body is smooth, oily, low carbonation. Taste is bread, damp towel, appley yeast, spice - white pepper in particular. Yeast-forward, enjoyable bitter. These guys know how to do a tasty old-fashioned bitter.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

The_Osprey
3.6
Nethergate GB (Growler Bitter)
Cask, HP at The Angel, Islington. As ’Nethergate GB Growler Bitter, 3.9%. Clear orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is bread, apple, light sulphur. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is musty, bready, light citrus with a soft bitterness. Musty linger. It’s hard to describe why this is better than most bitters. It’s got great balance, nice yeast character and is in perfect condition. When on form, these traditional Nethergate bitters can be impressive. I would have liked to have drunk several pints of this one but, alas, a ticker’s gotta tick.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

teorn88
3
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet and bready with notes of caramel and dough. Taste is also quite sweet with more bread caramel and raisins and a light bitterness in the finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, decent
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

teorn88
3.3
Nethergate Umbel Magna
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean brown color with small tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly spicy roasty with notes of caramel and juniper. Taste is also mostly sweet with some more caramel juniper and coffee notes. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, interesting.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

BeerRenter76
3.1
Nethergate Old Growler (Bottle)
Originally rated on 8/12/08. O.G. poured a dark black body, miniscule carbonation led to a tiny head. I didnt rate this beer very high because the aroma and flavor were rather strange. Almost like burnt black licorice, thats the closest thing to compare it with. It wasnt bad or offensive, just different. It was a little creamy and smooth, easy to drink. It was a decent brew, one i would probably try again to see if i could figure it out better.
Saturday, March 19, 2016

niquillis
3.2
Nethergate Augustinian (UK version)
Cask at Crosse Keys (JDW), Gracechurch St. Pours chestnut with off white head. Some dry berry fruit, caramel, bitter finish. Solid bitter.
Monday, February 29, 2016

madmitch76
2.9
Nethergate Winning Try
15th November 2015
Angel Spoons. Cask. Clear amber - gold beer, small bubbly pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth with modest fine carbonation. Tangy malts, touch of caramel .Tangy dried fruits. Mild esters. Light semi dry finish. Fine.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Towey1989
3.3
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep ruby brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, some burnt toast, slight chocolate and subtle spicy hops. Taste of roasted malts, burnt toast, some caramel, slight chocolate, a little smoke and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, burnt malt bitterness in the finish. An interesting porter, started quite sweet and ended dry, a decent burnt malt and soft hop combo in this.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3
Nethergate Hair of the Dog
Tried at the Victoria, Lincoln. Decent chestnut brown colour with a cream coloured head. Light fruity caramel taste and aroma. Ok bitter.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.4
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Cask@imperial, Walsall. Almost black beer with medium tan head and good lacing. Aroma of lightly roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of coffee. Decent.
Monday, January 04, 2016

madmitch76
3.5
Nethergate Dick’s Special One
15th November 2015
Angel Spoons. Cask. Clear gold beer, bubbly pale cream colour head. Palate is light and smooth, mild fine carbonation. Clean pale malts. Light floral bitterness. Nice citric hops here - light orange, touch of lime, some citric peel and some mild pine to boot! Light finish. Citric peel lingers on. A notably hoppy bitter, decent!

Friday, January 01, 2016

Don2711
4
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Nice one. Good strength. Aroma earthy with floral hints. Caramel and chocolate taste. Dark appearance. Like a lot and will try again.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

zimbo
3.5
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
At local Spoons. Dark brown with orange highlights. Rich creamy tan head. Some good smooth & earthy toasty bitterness and reasonable length. Structurally sound. Pretty good really and as I kast remember it about 10 years ago.
Friday, December 18, 2015

mr_h
3.6
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Cask, hand-pulled, Crystal Palace, Glasgow (2 Dec 2015), roasted malt aroma, very dark blood red, brown with a thin, cream head and excellent lacing, dark fruits, toffee, creamy, good carbonation.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Desverger
3.2
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Cask@Crosse Keys JDW, London (30/11/2015) - pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma and taste is roasted malty, slight burnt dark malty notes, with chocolate, coffee, cocoa, dry roasty finish. Not bad.
Monday, December 07, 2015

Rune
2.5
Nethergate GB (Growler Bitter)
Cask, half pint at Lion and Key in Hull. Thin white head over an amber-gold body. Spotty lacing. Modest aroma of lemony hops and basement. Pale malty taste with citric hints. Slightly bitter ending. Standard (shared with Finn, 25.11.2015).
Monday, December 07, 2015

teorn88
3
Nethergate Essex Border
Cask at JDW WIQ London. It pours a clean amber color with small tan head. Aroma is sweet malty and toffee. Taste is sweet malty biscuity. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, meh
Sunday, December 06, 2015

Finn
2.3
Nethergate GB (Growler Bitter)
Fra cask på Lion & Key Hull 25 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Mørk gyldenbrun. Lavt tett skum. Spredt lacing. Svak aroma. Litt søt malt. Smaken det samme. Diffus. Blir tørr etter hvert.
Friday, December 04, 2015

MissPxx
3.4
Nethergate Priory Mild
A little sweet and the aroma of milk bottles, as in the sweets. Like a little cuddle in a glass. Slightly caramel overtones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hippoman
3.3
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.05/pint. Dark ruby brown beer with a smooth, slightly bubbly cream head. The aroma is pleasant with sweet malt and light caramel and floral tones. The flavour is malt-driven with rich, sweet caramel and toffee, as well as smoky, toasty character and a good, crisp, bitter bite. A real winter warmer.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The_Osprey
3.3
Nethergate Dick’s Special One
Cask at The Angel, Islington as ’Nethergate Dick’s Special One’, 4.3%. Dark dirty orange / brown, clear, still, small tan head, full lacing. Aroma is toffee, biscuit. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is biscuity, bread, apple ester, yeast. Pleasant balance between hops, yeast and malt character here. Good traditional, interesting character.
Monday, November 23, 2015

MissPxx
3.8
Nethergate Black Shadow
Very woody smokey aroma. Lovely dark appearance with a creamy beige head. Really caramel flavour with string caramel aftertones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

niquillis
3.4
Nethergate Black Shadow
Cask at Vine, Hopton. Pours black brown with tan head. More porter like, some smoke, bitter roast, decent.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

teorn88
3.3
Nethergate Green and Pleasant Land
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW CW, London. It pours a clean pale golden color with small white head. Aroma is crispy and lightly grassy, with dried leaves and grains. Taste has light grassy an floral hops, citrus, dried leaves and bread. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, pleasant
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

teorn88
3.4
Nethergate Spring Waimea
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW CW, London. It pours a clear amber color with a small tan head. Aroma is grassy and grainy, lightly hoppy with citrus and straw. taste is crisp and lightly dry, with notes of citrus, straw and pine wood. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, quite nice
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Travlr
3
Nethergate Barfly
Cask at the Mermaid in St Albans. Clear golden amber color, thick white head. Aroma of papery lemon. Taste is herbal citrus.
Thursday, October 01, 2015

jfb
2.3
Nethergate Umbel Magna
(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.
Saturday, September 26, 2015

FatPhil
2.9
Nethergate Azzalord
Cask (Cambridge Blue, Cambridge)
Sweet caramelly aroma. Just a hint of treacliness. Maybe some white bread. Rich copper, with a brief head. Slightly watery palate with some sweetness, but not sticky. Next to no carbonation. Wishy-washy in the taste. Not much going on here, a caramelly bitter that’s all. Finish is caramel and a bit of apple perhaps. Next!

Monday, September 07, 2015

FatPhil
2.6
Nethergate Too Good To Go Down
Cask (Live & Let Live, Cambridge)
Pleasant caramelly aroma. Coppery, small loose head. Watery and some minerals, and basically bland. Hint of burnt bitter something in the finish. An utterly boring bitter.

Monday, September 07, 2015

madmitch76
3.3
Nethergate Too Good To Go Down
24th August 2015
Angel Spoons.Cask. Clear amber beer, thin cream colour head. Smooth palate with good fine carbonation. Nice condition. Tangy malts bring mild cream. Tangy dried fruits. Little ripe orange and modest hop spice. Banana esters. Light smooth finish. Decent bitter.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Gachupines
3.1
Nethergate Augustinian Ale (US Version)
Amber, cloudy color with a relatively thick white head. Aroma is a little sweet and musty. Flavor is a bit sweet, notes of honey dominate the finish for me. Mild hops up front and pleasant bitterness. Biggest issue is the finish is a little off, slightly watery with a little funk. Not bad, just misses the mark a little. Wife: 3.6
Saturday, August 29, 2015

MissPxx
3.5
Nethergate Augustinian (UK version)
Lovely reddish aroma. Mildly honey taste. Quite sweet and also bitter. Really quite delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

daniele
3.2
Nethergate IPA
3.7% on tap chiara lieve nota fruttata citrica un filo burroso discreto amaro poco corpo forse giovane
Saturday, August 22, 2015

mR_fr0g
3.2
Nethergate Aussies to Ashes
Cask at the mermaid st Albans. Deep golden coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is earthy honey, jam, hedgerow grassy hop. Flavour is composed of nutty light malts, jammy berry, hedgerow hop, light honey. Grainy. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, decent cask condition. Decent golden.
Saturday, August 22, 2015

mR_fr0g
3
Nethergate Priory Mild
Cask at the farmers boy St Albans. Aroma us dark malt extract, berry, nutty malt, pinch of brown sugar. Chestnut brown coloured pour with a thin greyish cream head. Flavour is composed of nutty malt, dark malt extract, dried fruit, tangy finish. Little dark roast in the finish. Palate is semi sweet, moderate cask condition. Middle of the road mild.
Saturday, August 22, 2015

VastActiv
3.1
Nethergate IPA Ian & Paul’s Ale
Cask at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some apples, grass and malts.
Saturday, August 15, 2015