Nethergate Reviews




Mr_Pink_152
3.4
Nethergate Essex Border
On tap at the Hop and Barley. Golden colour with a white head. Light berry and fruit aroma and taste the same. Medium body.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Parmenion777
3.1
Nethergate Stour Valley Gold
Pours an almost clear golden colour with a small white head. Not much of an aroma, some light malt but not much else. Light malt taste and hop slightly astringent bitterness in the finish. Nothing special but goes down easy.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

theprof
3.1
Nethergate Stour Valley Gold
Cask. There’s a yeasty funk lurking but innocently. Pours a dark gold body and barely a white bubble worth the popping. The taste is stratified. First sip is muted malts, the second muted hops and the last is bitter with a lingering fruity sweetness below a building bitterness. More interesting to review than drink.
Sunday, April 2, 2017

nickd717
3.2
Nethergate Umbel Magna
Cask at Jerusalem Tavern. Darkest brown in color with a small tan head. Lots of coriander on the aroma, coffee and anise backing it up. Flavor is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, roast and a bit of chocolate, loads of coriander. If you don’t like coriander/bedbug flavor, you shouldn’t have ordered this. And yes, bedbugs are known to smell like coriander. Sorry for ruining coriander for you forever. Medium feel, soft carbonation. Not bad considering what this is supposed to be.
Saturday, March 25, 2017

john44
2.9
Nethergate Frank Incensed
Cask. Amber Brown in colour. Very spicy; cinnamon, nutmeg. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Hoppy, grassy hops. OK. Drinkable. (2009)
Monday, March 20, 2017

john44
3.5
Nethergate Umbel Magna
Cask. Dark Brown in colour. Tasty roast malty porter. Chocolate, caramel and coffee notes. Spicy (coriander). Hoppy balance. Nice pint. (2008)
Sunday, March 19, 2017

kermis
3
Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask)
Cask at The Goat and Tricycle, Bournemouth. Hazy amber with a thick off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with very soft carbonation.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.8
Nethergate Maple Leaf
Cask @ Abel Heywood, Manchester. Amber with a small head. It’s a sweetened ale, but not overly so, nor is there a sticky-sweet texture which you might expect given its name.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

The_Osprey
3.5
Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask)
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as Nethergate Suffolk County. Dark amber orange, translucent and still with a bubbly off white head. Aroma is damp flannel and brown bread, some golden syrup. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is rich malts, nice balancing musty resin bitterness. A very good traditional bitter. Balanced and uncomplicated. Excellent drinkability. Nice malt character. Surprised it’s not (slightly) more highly rated.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mr_Pink_152
2.8
Nethergate Six Nations Glory Ale
Tried at the Treaty of Commerce. Lincoln. Chestnut brown colour with a white head. Aroma has a nutty and light roasted maltiness with a touch of chocolate. Taste light bittersweet.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

john44
3
Nethergate Suffolk County (Bottle)
Bottle. Bronze (Reddish-Brown) in colour. Malty (biscuity, buttery caramel, roasty malts, slightly chocolatey). Some hops and some fruit. Sweet malty. Predominately malty throughout. Easy drinking. (2008)
Friday, February 17, 2017

saxo
3
Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask)
Cask @ The Playhouse, Colchester. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, flowers, hops and malt.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Rasmus40
2.8
Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask)
Cask @ Playhouse, Colchester. Clear dark amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 170217
Friday, February 17, 2017

Camons
2.9
Nethergate Suffolk County (Cask)
Cask @ The Playhouse, Colchester. Pours dark amber with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, little caramel, light flowers and grass. Flavor is light sweet, malt, caramel, light grassy hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 170217
Friday, February 17, 2017

Rasmus40
2.8
Nethergate Augustinian (UK version)
Cask @ Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, maltyand caramel. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 160217
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Camons
3.1
Nethergate Augustinian (UK version)
Cask @ Chelmsford Winter Beer festival. Pours dark golden with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, wheat, fruit. Flavor is light sweet, malt, fruity hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, sweet finish. 160217
Thursday, February 16, 2017

saxo
3.2
Nethergate Azzabadger
Cask @ St. Jude’s. No head. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt, hops and has a nice fruity finish.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Camons
3
Nethergate Rugby Ruck
Cask @ St. Jude brewery Tawern, Ipswich. Pours very dark brown with a very small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light wood, grass. Flavor is light sweet, malty, little wood, grass. Medium body, soft carbonation, light sweet finish. 150217
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Camons
2.9
Nethergate Azzabadger
Cask @ St. Jude brewery Tawern, Ipswich. Pours dark brown with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, little wood, grass. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, wood, light grass. Medium body, soft carbonation, light sweet finish. 150217
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

saxo
3.2
Nethergate Rugby Ruck
Cask @ St. Jude’s. No head. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, hops, fruits, malt and has a light bitter finish.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rasmus40
3
Nethergate Azzabadger
Cask @ St. Jude Brewery Tavern, Ipswich. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 150217
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rasmus40
3.2
Nethergate Rugby Ruck
Cask @ St. Jude Brewery Tavern, Ipswich. Clear dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 150217
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

john44
3.2
Nethergate Essex Border
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Aug 2009 - Hazy Yellowy Gold in colour. Fruity; citrus orange, peaches. Hoppy; floral hops. Malty; caramel, toasty malts. Fruity malty and mildly bitter throughout. Dry bitter finish. Fairly easy drinking. (2009-08)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

jjsint
4.1
Nethergate Umbel Magna
Handpull cask at the Three Horseshoes, Stapleford. Very dark brown with lilting shades of purple. A ring of khaki head. Strong herbal note with some coriander and cress. Lovely taste: milky and chocolately with a gorgeous sweet liquorice note. The coriander adds a bit of balance to what may have otherwise been an overly sweet taste. Old Growler is one of my favourite cask porters, and the herbal note adds an unexpected complexity to it.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mr_Pink_152
3.4
Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)
Tried at the Hop and Barley, Lincoln. Deep ruby colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is light malt caramel and dark fruit. taste is light toffee sweet and slight roasted bitter. Full creamy body.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

john44
2.9
Nethergate Painted Lady
Cask Pint at The Castle, Holborn, London in Sept 2010 - Amber in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel, hint of chocolate. Hoppy; earthy hops. Sweet malty earthy throughout. Easy drinking. (2010-09)
Thursday, February 2, 2017

john44
3.1
Nethergate Mary’s Ruby Mild
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Mar 2010 - Ruby in colour. Malty; roast malts, caramel, some toffee, hint of smoke. Fruity; some sour dark fruit. Hoppy; mildly earthy hops. Roasty fruity sweet malts with a distinctly sour fruity edge. OK. Drinkable. (2010-03)
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Theydon_Bois
2.8
Nethergate Hair of the Dog
Cask at the Ledger Building, Canary Wharf, 23/01/16. Light golden brown with a decent off white cap. Nose is on the thin side, light biscuit, faint fruits, straw. Taste comprises biscuit malt, straw, light spice, grains, trace of fruit loaf. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Inoffensive number but offers little in flavour.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Mr_Pink_152
3.8
Nethergate Umbel Magna
On tap at the Cardinals Hat Lincoln. Deep cola almost black colour with a thick cream light tan head. Aroma spicy and light roasted malt. Taste roasted bitter and citrus with a touch of caramel sweet. Medium body.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

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