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


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle Conditioned for maximum flavor and shelf life, Augustinian Ale is one of Britains 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (6148) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 Aroma is citrus/fruit, malts and an almost vinous quality. The flavor is citrus/fruit, biscuit malts, spicy and, oddly for a Premium Bitter, almost a thirst quencher Funky for an ESB, pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hollybeery (66) - Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle (US version of the brew). Pours cloudy golden with a weak white head. Sweet yeast and corn aromas. Soft hoppy flavor with a tiny bit of coriander. Short and clean finish. Nice palate, silky but not syrupy. Decent brew, would definetly like to try the authentic cask version though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a hazy orange color with a big white head. S: A ton of sweet orange aroma comes through immediately and is surprisingly vibrant and fresh. Not much in the way of any other hop notes, but a good bread malt base. T: The intense orange character continues on the palate. A combination of semi-bitter orange rind and sweet orange flesh along with the sweet and bready malts. M: The carbonation is quite lively and makes this beer nice and refreshing. D: A surprisingly good beer. I found the orange flavors to be very enjoyable and just enough bitterness to keep it from being too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2010
The aroma is very nice with coriander, maple syrup, malt, and fruit. The appearance is golden with an orange hue and a large head. The taste is like the aroma with a nice fruity finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a great beer and one I want more of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15613) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Golden almost strawish pour. Very sweet nose and taste. More than expected. Rated 5/5/04

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
degbert (1763) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Poured from bottle. Wow. Head is huge, long-lasting, and almost of a shaving cream consistency; I had to wait a good ten minutes to get a drink and even then there was foam coming out of the neck of the bottle. Nose is toast and citrus; the main component is a prominent smell of lime (the citrus) -- it smells like I put a lime wedge in it. Color is a hazy dark gold. Tastes of soy, salinity, citrus, toast, and spices; mouthfeel is quick but leaves a long-lasting finish. Just all right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lla911 (11) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2010
1pt 0.9 fl. oz 5.2% ABV. Wow What a head. Wonderful fruity smell. citris, and apples? yep. golden orange color perfect with the aroma and a pillow white head. Floral hops smell complements the citrus aroma. Light Body with excellent malt taste complemented by hops. fizzy, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
douglas88 (8758) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2010
500 ml bottle at the Bayou. Pours a clear gold with a large white head. A funky nose; dry fruits, yeast and sourdough. A spicy fizzy taste, sweet fruit, yeast, bready and fruity. English hops. Nice. Unusual.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (7240) - Utah, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Bottle shared with Doug at The Bayou
Appearance: Pours golden with a white head
Aroma: Candy, fruits
Taste: Sweet malts, candy
An OK beer, different but not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (3271) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2009
From the 1 pt. 09. fl. oz. bottle marked L-185-03. The pour is a cloudy amber with an extremely puffy, foamy cream-beige head...a good three inches thick. That may be because I drank it after taking it out of my car after a 25 mile drive. The aroma is not very appealing. My first impression was along the lines of paint thinner(!) but also something along the lines of hard liquor like bourbon. The mouthfeel is better than medium. The taste is full of cloves and other spices, citrus, and a reasonable hopped sensation. But it is not the usual Belgian style ale that I am used to. Maybe I should have let it sit for a few more months.

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