Nethergate Reviews

Nethergate Old Growler (Cask) 3.3
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

Growler Hair of the Dog 3
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

Nethergate Old Growler (Cask) 3.4
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

Nethergate Dickís Special One 3.5
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

Nethergate Old Growler (Cask) 4
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

Nethergate Old Growler (Cask) 3.5
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

Nethergate Old Growler (Cask) 3.6
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

Nethergate Old Growler (Cask) 3.2
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

Growler GB / Growler Bitter 2.5
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

Nethergate Essex Border 3
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

Growler GB / Growler Bitter 2.3
Fra cask pŚ Lion & Key Hull 25 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. MÝrk gyldenbrun. Lavt tett skum. Spredt lacing. Svak aroma. Litt sÝt malt. Smaken det samme. Diffus. Blir tÝrr etter hvert.
Friday, December 04, 2015

Growler Priory Mild (prev Nethergate) 3.4
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

Nethergate Old Growler (Cask) 3.3
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

Nethergate Dickís Special One 3.3
Cask at The Angel, Islington as íNethergate Dickís Special Oneí, 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

Nethergate Black Shadow 3.8
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

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

Nethergate Green and Pleasant Land 3.3
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

Nethergate Spring Waimea 3.4
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

Nethergate Barfly 3
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

Nethergate Umbel Magna 2.3
(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

Nethergate Azzalord 2.9
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 thatís all. Finish is caramel and a bit of apple perhaps. Next!

Monday, September 07, 2015

Nethergate Too Good To Go Down 2.6
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

Nethergate Too Good To Go Down 3.3
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

Nethergate Augustinian Ale (US Version) 3.1
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

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

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

Nethergate Aussies to Ashes 3.2
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

Growler Priory Mild (prev Nethergate) 3
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

Growler IPA Ian & Paulís Ale 3.1
Cask at Oluttupa Viisi Penniš, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some apples, grass and malts.
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Nethergate Old Growler (Cask) 2.6
(Cask at OíConnellís, Tampere, 20150808) The beer poured clear and dark brown. Its head was medium sized, dense, nearly white and it lasted long. Aroma had toasted malts, sweetness and earth. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were toasted malts, earth, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had earth and bitterness. A very watery brew and the finish was almost unpleasant.
Saturday, August 08, 2015

Growler IPA Ian & Paulís Ale 2.8
.3l on tap @Harryís. Pours clear amber with medium to hi head. Aroma is vomit, malts, hops. Flavor is mostly same.
Friday, August 07, 2015

Growler IPA Ian & Paulís Ale 3.1
A small taste from a friend (cask) @ Harryís. Pours clear amber with a low bubbly head. Aroma is fruity malts. Flavor us fruity malts with a hoppy finish. Decent.
Friday, August 07, 2015

Nethergate Augustinian Ale (US Version) 2.6
Pours clear, coppery amber with a thick but effervescent pale buff head. Fruity aroma is not strong or promising, but give it a fair shake. Malt comes forth in the flavor, which is bolder than the aroma; more than a hint of hops peeks through as the ale rolls across the palate. Mouthfeel has average body and fizz. If nothing remarkable, still refreshing on a torrid August day.
Monday, August 03, 2015

Nethergate Augustinian (UK version) 2.9
Cask at Ruislip Manor (Spoons). An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Fruity, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, fruity, malty, caramel, bitter finish.
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Nethergate Augustinian Ale (US Version) 3.2
What the hell! They bamboozled me into buying an esb! Busted this out and took a sip I was all huh.... This tastes like an esb but itís supposed to be a pale ale. No! Itís an esb! I hate esb! Aroma is Belgian like. Herbaceous. Looks just like an esb. Darker. Nice head. Amber brown. Tastes like an esb. Not as bad as others. Skunky but not terrible. Nops lingers but not terrible. Lemon note on the back of the throat. Palate is smooth. A little stale tasting like how the esb do. Overall this is a pretty enjoyable esb. Not my favorite style but I think it will surpass drain pour.
Friday, July 31, 2015

Growler Priory Mild (prev Nethergate) 3.3
Cask - dark black with a light brown head. Aroma of grass, roasted malts and burnt sugar. Taste is sweet with roasted malt, cocoa and coffee and a light bittersweet finish. Low to medium body and soft carbonation.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nethergate Golden Gate 3.4
9th July 2015
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Cask. Lightly hazy amber beer, bubbly pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Very honeyish malts. Nice balance of mild marmalade. Light semi dry finish. Very honey. Nice.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Nethergate Waterloo Sunset 2.7
8th June 2015
Angel Spoons. Cask. Lightly hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and a little airy. Decent fine carbonation. Light pale malts bring mild creamy sweetness. Contrasting floral bitterness with touches of apple and orange. Light dry finish with a mild bitter linger. Standard stuff and possibly not in the best shape here.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Nethergate Old Growler (Cask) 3.5
A dark ale. Looks a bit like cola. Hardly any head. Thin and tastes very syrupy. Quite sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nethergate IPA 3.1
11th May 2015
Angel Spoons. Cask. Light haze on this gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and light, modest fine carbonation. Airy malts bring light creamy sweetness. Hops are floral and moderately bitter, trace of citrus and peel. Light appley tang before a seme dry finish. Fairly drinkable.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Nethergate Augustinian (UK version) 3.5
Draught (Tivoli (JDW), Cambridge)
Soft malty aroma, a little nutty, some sweet esters. Beautifully rich malty body, nutty, fruity esters. A touch of soft bitterness, a little earthy and herbal, a bit nutty and twiggy - lovely right to the bottom.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Growler Lemon Head (Cask) 2.9
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of soapy lemon, a lot of ginger and some pale malt. Taste again of soapy lemon, ginger and some herbal, grassy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A lightly tangy, ginger finish. Quite drinkable and refreshing but itís quite weak in terms of flavour.
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask) 3.2
Cask at Greyhound, Hartshill. Pours chestnut with off white head. Traditional twiggy bitter kept in excellent nick. Good for what it is.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nethergate Spring Waimea 3.4
27th April 2015
Angel Spoons. Cask. Clear bright amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry with modest fine carbonation. Light malt base with a little creamy sweetness. Modest floralness and a touch of hop spice. Mild citrus. No big Waimea skunk here. Light semi dry finish. Fresh and drinkable but not really showcasing the hop at itís best.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Nethergate Magma Carta 3.6
Cask, J D Wetherspoons, 5th May 2015. Beige lacing. Opaque dark colour. Aroma is sweet lactose. Honey, grains and Swiss milk chocolate. Taste is blackcurrants, Swiss chocolate, cocoa, pulped fruits, plums. Light roasted. A solid mild.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Nethergate Umbel Magna 3.4
Nice strong tasting beer. Perfect dark appearance. Classic porter taste if a little bitter aftertaste
Monday, May 04, 2015

Growler IPA Ian & Paulís Ale 2.8
Bottle from B&M, Halifax. Tawny amber-gold with a thin head. Easy drinking bitter with a light bitterness and a light malty nose. Has a very mild fruitiness to it.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Nethergate Six Nations Glory Ale 2.7
Cask @ Beer Shack, Burnley. Copper with a small glow and a thick creamy head. A regular lightly malty bitter with a medium-high bitterness.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Growler IPA Ian & Paulís Ale 3.1
Cask at the Crosse Keys (JDW), London. Amber with a ring of white head; faint aroma of English hops; soft malty body with some light spicy hops; and a dry biscuity finish.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Growler Priory Mild (prev Nethergate) 3.1
Cask at the Crosse Keys (JDW), London. Tawny with a ring of tan head; nutty aroma; earthy with a bitter nut kernel taste; and some demerara sugar to finish. Rather on the bitter side for a mild.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015