Brewed by Nethergate
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Sudbury, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle Conditioned for maximum flavor and shelf life, Augustinian Ale is one of Britain’s 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.

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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 I’ve had in a long time. While not your traditional ESB, it’s totally worth drinking. The bouquet is very rich. It’s 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.

BigHoss (172) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
It has a light brown/orange color with a med white head. I smell citrus, light malt and light hops. Nice Ale....

scottw86 (1178) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Poured a hazy copper color with a huge white head. Aroma has lots of fruity and sweet notes. Some apples with a touch of caramel. Taste is very carbonated. Lots of apples and fruit in the taste. Smooth and creamy. Finish has some nice grain and fruit flavors that balance nicely. Overall this is flavorful and well balanced!

Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Aroma is very floral with hints of lemon. A hazy amber pour with a very aggressive mostly lasting rocky an head. Taste is a toss up up between bitter and sour with some floral notes thrown in. Strong citrus flavor up front but finishes dry with a slight bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-light with medium carbonation. Overall, while enjoyable, not sure that this the best example of the bitter style.

SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 30, 2012
bottle. murky gold beer with medium, frothy white head. dusty with butterscotch and pineapple. flavor is similar, possibly a bit old. cardboardy with zesty, peppery, coriander notes in the finish. medium body.

TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours hazy dark orange with a thin fully receding white head. Notes of sweet biscuit malt, chewy caramel, pale malt, vinous, phenolic with light herbal finish.

Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Aroma: flowers, citrus, herbs. Orange-brown and clear. Tastes like ginger ale with coriander. Thin but fizzy. Not for me.

jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2012
500ml bottle in an English pint. Aroma of pale and caramel malts and floral hops. Flavor about the same, with good amount of malts. Average texture, slighlty smoother. A decent beer.

rougeau13 (3156) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Somewhat hazy amber with an unnaturally huge off-white head that looks like meringue and settles in clumps.Aroma of citrus, pale malt, and grass. Taste malty, slightly sweet and a bit bitter. Medium bodied, with really soft carbonation. Surprisingly citrusy. Not bad.

Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma honey, rose, candy, orange with spicy end. Softer on top.
Appearance amber with haze. Large foamy tanned , creamy top. Thick lace noted. 4-
Flavor and Palate : Caramel , orange peel. Spicy , phenolic follow up, hint of vanilla… Mellow with some heat on top end. Late notes of British hop.

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