Nethergate Reviews




Mr_Pink_152
3.2
Nethergate Stour Valley Gold
On tap at the Three Horseshoes, Waddington. Golden colour with white head. The aroma is light apricot and fruity. The taste is light bitter, rich body
Sunday, January 8, 2017

amhart88
3
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Dark ale. Roasted malt, coffee, slight hint of bitter cocoa bean. Hint of red grape, dry red wine. Nice enough
Sunday, January 8, 2017

The_Osprey
3
Nethergate Stour Valley Gold
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Nethergate Stour Valley Gold’. Translucent dark golden, still with a scummy white head which leaves droopy lacing. Aroma is airy and nothingy like sniffing water. Body is smooth, quite light, soft to low carbonation. Taste is thin watery malts, light gluey hop presence, very subtle and delicate. A touch watery but the hop bitterness builds to a stingy astringency over time. Very drinkable. I can really enjoy a delicate golden ale but maybe this one is a touch watery even for me. Reasonable overall.
Friday, January 6, 2017

The_Osprey
3.2
Nethergate Essex Border
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Nethergate Essex Border’. Pours amber orange, translucent with a foamy off white head. A little dark to be called a golden ale. I saw this come from the pump with the correct label, but it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve had my doubts about labelling in this pub. Aroma is hop sack, lemongrass, pale biscuit. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is lemongrass and tangerine peel, some wholemeal bread, sugars and resin, soft bitterness in the finish. Tastes like a gold I suppose. Ok.
Friday, January 6, 2017

FatPhil
3.2
Nethergate Harvest Stout
Gravicask (Ale House, Chelmsford)
Sweet treacley aroma, but there’s a touch of sourness there too. Taste is roasty, also with a sour hint. I know I’d like this way more without the sour taint, that’s a shame. Reminds me of some dark milds, as they too didn’t always have the stamina to last that long.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

sarauckelman
3.8
Nethergate Umbel Magna
Very dark with no head. Minerally and malt aroma complemented with coriander, but the flavor is much stronger than the aroma. Rich and slightly burnt, very spicy. Smooth bodied and not too heavy. Quite pleasing.
Sunday, December 25, 2016

uckelman
3.5
Nethergate Umbel Magna
Pours dark brown, but still transluscent. Ring of tan head. First aroma to hit is the coriander, followed by malt. Peppery, with a lot of carbonic acid. Medium body. Finish is a bit astringent.
Sunday, December 25, 2016

kermis
3.4
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Cat at The Moon in the Square, Bournemouth. Dark brown with a small bubbly tan head. Aroma of malt, light toasty, caramel, overripe dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation.
Friday, December 23, 2016

Cunningham
2.6
Nethergate Umbel Ale (Cask)
Hazed nutty color with a thin off white layer on top. Mild intensity in the aroma. Medium light body and a quite soft carbonation level. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Caramel malty, fruity and some herbal (coriander) notes in the flavor.
[Handpull at Mulberry Tree in Ipswich, England]

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

imdownthepub
2.5
Nethergate IPA Ian & Paul’s Ale
Cask conditioned at The Merchants Inn, Rugby, Warks. Gold to amber with white head. This was a really thin and watery beer, boiled vegetable notes with a hint of potato water. Not very good at all.
Thursday, December 1, 2016

sarauckelman
3.1
Nethergate Umbel Ale (Bottle)
Amber brown with mouldy head. Not much aroma, but strong flavor of citrus and coriander, ending with a bit of hoppiness. Smooth.
Sunday, November 13, 2016

uckelman
3.3
Nethergate Umbel Ale (Bottle)
Small tan head. Clear, amber. Can smell the fuggles and the corriander under that. A little bit tangy on the finish. Medium body.
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Lonick
2.2
Nethergate IPA Ian & Paul’s Ale
Bottle @cgarvieuk. April Not So Fools Tasting 2014 [Rating Backlog April 2014] Pours golden, white head. Nose and taste is toffee, slight lemon, its just a nothing beer, meh.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The_Osprey
3.1
Nethergate Black Shadow
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Nethergate Black Shadow’, says 4.7% on the pump clip. Almost opaque black with a red hue, very little head, just a tan ring. Aroma is chocolate malt and ash. Body is smooth and rounded, almost chewy, with low carbonation. Taste is molasses, dates, light metallics, flat cola, some ashy dark chocolate notes. Sweet and rich but does have a roastiness offsetting this. Above average for style but a half is plenty for me.
Friday, October 28, 2016

The_Osprey
3.3
Nethergate Crossborder
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Nethergate Cross Border’. Old school clip. Golden yellow, clear and still, minimal beige head. Aroma is musty, toffee, breadcrusts, touch cheesy. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Taste is sugary malt, candy cane, teacake, musty floral bitterness. Overall, simple and sweet but balanced. Not bad.
Friday, October 28, 2016

SilkTork
2.5
Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask)
Duke of Wellington, Southampton. Malty bitter with a dusty hop finish. This doesn’t taste fresh, and its not helped by the smell of toilet cleaner wafting through this otherwise pleasant pub. Beer is a little old fashioned, though - in good condition - would be quite acceptable.
Monday, October 24, 2016

theprof
3
Nethergate Saxon Glory
Cask. Aroma toasted malts and hoppy fruit. Pours copper end of golden with thin top and lasting lacing. Taste is more bitter than fruit so not as crisp or smooth as some. But light body and might be session bitter on a thin night.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

jjsint
2.7
Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask)
Cask at the White Swan, Stow-cum-Quy. Dark brown, mostly clear and quite flat with only a small loose off-white head. Minimal aroma, only a touch of perfume and biscuit. Unbalanced bitter taste, with some harsh malt mixing with bitter hop. Not one of my favourited.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

stravale
2.9
Nethergate Lemon Head (Cask)
Cask @ Hillsborough Hotel, Sheffield [030916]
Amber, soft haze, dense white head
Aroma of soft ginger, touch of lemon underneath, no malts, does what it says on the pump clip
Taste of lemon and ginger nut biscuits, quite sweet malt, tangy, lemon slightly metallic
Palate - Medium body, tangy bitter lemon, soft sweet ginger. Finish as main flavour, bitter tangy lemon, slightly harsh bitter
Overall - OK, gimmicky, slight metallic edge in finish spoils it a little

Sunday, October 16, 2016

BeerNinjaUK
2.3
Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask)
Pint at local. Fairly bland aroma - bitter with some orchard fruit, biscuit. OK but nothing special.
Friday, October 14, 2016

teorn88
3.1
Nethergate Lemon Head (Cask)
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is malty and sweet with a crispy lemon peel and lemon juice note. Taste is also medium sweet and fruity with more biscuit and lemon notes. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

fonefan
3
Nethergate Augustinian (UK version)

Cask (handpump) @ Baxters Court (JDW), 282-284 Mare Street, Hackney, Greater London, England E8 1HE.

[ As Nethergate Augustinian ].
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, cookie - biscuit, caramel, coffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, caramel, fruity, biscuit malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141205]

Friday, September 30, 2016

leaparsons
3.7
Nethergate Harvest Stout
Cask, The Blue Boar, Leicester. Very dark brown with a beige head. Earthy roast coffee with liquorice and dark chocolate. Quite tangy berries with dark treacle. Very tasty for its strength. Good.
Friday, September 23, 2016

The_Osprey
3.1
Nethergate Priory Mild
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as ’Nethergate Priory’, a mild weighing in at 3.5%. Almost opaque black with very little head at all. Aroma is molasses, cola. Body is smooth, tingly carbonation, touch oily. Taste is quite sweet up front, oily almost pungent roast malt, dates, flat cola, molasses. A definite balancing bitterness, but very understated and delicate (which obviously defines the style). A bit chewy sweet for me, this one. Quite flavourful though. A sipper even at the low abv.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The_Osprey
3.7
Nethergate Harvest Stout
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as Nethergate Harvest Stout, 4.0%. Opaque black with a minimal brown head, dotted lacing. Aroma is airy, liquorice allsorts, molasses, dark sugars. Body is light with soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is quite chocolatey, roast, roasted dates, raisin fudge, sugars. Not much bitterness at all, but never seems too sweet. A nice flavour to this one. Called a stout but I think they’d get much more kudos if they called it a mild. I like it.
Friday, September 16, 2016

The_Osprey
3.2
Nethergate Augustinian (UK version)
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as Netgergate Augustinian. Clear pale orange gold, still, bubbly beige head. Aroma is sugary, some damp clothes, honey. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is quite sweet, bready, lemon boiled sweets, thin sugary malt with a musty bitter finish. Quite decent if a bit simple.
Friday, September 16, 2016

chinchill
3.6
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
On cask in Edinburgh with a listed ABV = 5% Very smooth, opaque black body. Weak bone colored head. Mildly bitter with dark bread and faint Noble(?) hops. Lasting aftertaste of dark baked grains.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

anders37
3.3
Nethergate Azzanewt
Cask @ Angel (JDW), Islington N1. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

BeerRenter76
3.8
Nethergate Augustinian Ale (US Version)
I kinda liked this one, rather interesting. My one complaint is that it was exceptionally foamy upon pouring, which took a long time to disapate. Aroma of apricots, citrus,coriander, and a slight peach presence. Body was a murky amber- tan with a monster head that eventually faded, not much lace left behind. Flavor was interesting with citrus hints and an almost spicy/earthy flavor being the most noticeable. Overall a pretty good beer that is worth a try. Originally rated on 10/15/08.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Grumbo
3.5
Nethergate Umbel Magna
Cask at the Cricketers (JDW), Ipswich. Pours very dark brown with a maroon tint and a lasting off white head. Aroma of black current, spice, and chocolate. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, touch of sour. Full bodied, slick texture, average carbonation. Finish is dry and slightly sharp. Not convinced it was served at its absolute prime, but still very drinkable.
Friday, September 9, 2016

sarauckelman
2.8
Nethergate Suffolk County (Bottle)
Not much aroma; a hint of dry-roasted peanuts. Medium brown with slightly scummy head. Malty and a bit caramelly at first, then hoppy. Light bodied.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

uckelman
2.9
Nethergate Suffolk County (Bottle)
Pours clear, dark amber. Medium tan head. Aroma is darkly malty, roasty, treacle. Light body. Rather watery. Not much flavor.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

MrTipple
3.4
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Sweet, dark berries, dark toasted malts. Hazy, dark brown, small, frothy, beige head. Light bitter. More toasted malts, dark fruits, remains bitter throughout the short duration. Decent Porter, nice fruitiness in aroma and palate. Cask at GBBF16, Olympia.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

thomat
3.3
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Very dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty and hoppy tones. Malt, fruit, acidity and hops. Medium to light body with a bitter/ sour finish.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Towey1989
3.2
Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask)
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear brown colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, some red berries, a hint of wood and slight spicy, earthy hops. Taste of caramel, toffee, some bready malts, slight red berries, a little earth and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, slightly fruity, spicy, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. A malty and earthy beer with a decent amount of flavour to be a good sessionable bitter.
Friday, August 12, 2016

Biroholik
2.9
Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask)
Cask @ White House, Luton
W kolorze miedziane, klarowne. Piana żółta, niska, drobnopęcherzykowa. Lacing natomiast bardzo ładny. W aromacie i smaku królują słody. W dużej mierze ciemne owoce, karmel, chleb, herbatniki, odrobina toffi. Ciało półpełne, tekstura średnia, nagazowanie umiarkowane. Lekka goryczka, niska pijalność. Słaby Bitter, niczym szczególnym nie zaskakuje.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

theprof
3.3
Nethergate Umbel Magna
From barrel at Sir John Gervase Warren Robin Hood beer festival. Aroma malty, herbal, with caramel notes. Pours dark brown lace top. The taste bespeaks the Growler origin and the coriander lengthens and complicates the finish with spice.
Friday, July 29, 2016

gegwilson
3.6
Nethergate Umbel Magna
Gravity at Newtfest 2016. Mahogany with a rim of cream suds. Fruity aroma with black fruits and herbs. The taste is liquorice, aniseed, dandilion and burdock. Herbal. A little spicy. Interesting and good.
Monday, July 11, 2016

madmitch76
3
Nethergate Mad Bob
6th July 2016
Chelmsford Summer Beer Fest. Cask. Clear amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy, semi dry and has modest carbonation. Tangy malts, some toffee - caramel. Tangy dried fruits. Modest floral bitterness. Light semi dry finish. Utterly standard bitter.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

madmitch76
3.4
Nethergate CAMRA’s Remedy
6th July 2016
Chelmsford Summer Beer Fest. Cask. Almost opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, modest fine carbonation. Sweetish dark malts. Sweet and spicy esters. Touches of malt cream and coffee. Tangy ripe fruits and mild hop spice. Rich and tasty but for a CDA really needs some semblance of hop punch.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

BeerViking
2.4
Nethergate Innorowt
Cask at the Angel JDW, brown with a woody nose, malty bitter with a faint hint of fruit and a distant sour tang. A bit like the referendum result, really.
Thursday, July 7, 2016

BeerViking
3.4
Nethergate Lemon Head (Cask)
Cask at the Angel JDW, light brown with a fine foam, malty nose with a hint of citrus, notes of toffee malt and lemon, with a refreshing earthy and citrus bitterness. Very quaffable.
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3
Nethergate Mary’s Ruby Mild
On tap at the strugglers inn, Lincoln. Deep Ruby colour with a white head. Fruity aroma and light roasted malty edge. Nice beer really.
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
2.8
Nethergate Lemon Head (Cask)
On tap at the three horseshoes, Waddington. Golden colour with a shite head. Aroma certainly has ginger and citrus. Taste ginger and fruity.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3.4
Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask)
On cask at the Bowl Inn Almondsbury. Chestnut brown colour with a thick off white head. Aroma is berry fruity, malty and a touch damp/ Taste earthy malt with a dry finish. medium body.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SamVimes21
3.5
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Cask @ Hoole in the wall, Bodmin, Cornwall, black with tan head rich roasted malty bitter taste with a malty bitter aftertaste, nice.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

sm89walt
2.6
Nethergate IPA Ian & Paul’s Ale
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Poured a clear, mid-orange with a frothy, lasting white to off-White head. Aromas of mid-fruit, bready malt, caramel and yeast. Similar to taste, light in body - a little watery in truth - soft on the palate with low carbonation and a short and soft length and intensity finish. Not bad but dull.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

batneil
2.7
Nethergate Priory Mild
Ok. Very dark to black, quite flat and not much head. Fairly flavourful. Surprisingly heavy-going.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Cimbasso
3.1
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Sampled on draught at the John Baird, Muswell Hill. A dark brown colour with reddish tints. Foamy tan head but only soft carbonation. Aroma of fresh bread and milk chocolate. The taste is of dark fruit cake, with hints of brown sugar and mild liquorice. Lingering bitter finish. A good dark ale. Definitely not a porter.
Monday, June 20, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.7
Nethergate Priory Mild
On cask at the Cask and Barrel. Appearance - dark brown to black with some red chinks. Decent head. Nose - light red fruit then chocolate biscuits. Taste - a touch of honeycomb, chocolate, caramel biscuits. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry balanced finish. Overall - a tasty mild.
Sunday, June 19, 2016