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Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) Umbel Magna

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
This Ancient Boro'Tenterden, Kent09 Nov 2019
The Village FreehouseSalisbury, Wiltshire30 Aug 2018
The SpeakerWestminster, Central London01 Nov 2017
The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse)Broadstairs, Kent30 May 2015
The Crosse KeysCity, Central London26 Feb 2014
The Alma Inn & Dining RoomsHarwich, Essex15 Sep 2013
Olde SunSt Neots, Cambridgeshire15 Aug 2013
Cask CornerDoncaster, South Yorkshire27 Mar 2013
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London13 Feb 2013
Crooked BilletWare, Hertfordshire29 Sep 2012
The Harvest MoonOrpington, Greater London30 Apr 2009
The County HotelAshford, Kent17 Nov 2007
The Yew Tree InnBarfrestone, Kent01 Jul 2006
St Albans Beer Festival 2005St Albans, Hertfordshire01 Oct 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

This Ancient Boro', Tenterden, Kent

WittendenNot Tried09 Nov 2019

The Village Freehouse, Salisbury, Wiltshire

ChrisENot Tried30 Aug 2018

The Speaker, Westminster, Central London

Stephen HarrisExcellent01 Nov 2017 I hadnít drunk this for ages and had forgotten just what an excellent beer it is.

The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent

DosserExcellent30 May 2015 Fine beer

The Crosse Keys, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Feb 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Nov 2013

The Alma Inn & Dining Rooms, Harwich, Essex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Sep 2013

Olde Sun, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried15 Aug 2013

Cask Corner, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried27 Mar 2013

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Feb 2013

Crooked Billet, Ware, Hertfordshire

HSBExcellent29 Sep 2012

The Harvest Moon, Orpington, Greater London

DubbelGood30 Apr 2009 Smells like a herb garden. A solid porter well spiced and very drinkable. I still think the coriander works better with the lighter Umbel Ale though.

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

IanExcellent17 Nov 2007 In brilliant condition, this slipped down perfectly. Good balance of dark malts, great mouthfeel and that hint of spice on the end from the coriander.

The Yew Tree Inn, Barfrestone, Kent

AndrewNot Tried01 Jul 2006
AndrewExceptional24 Jun 2006 Haven't seen this beer for about 4 years so it was a real treat to see it on. Jet black beer with a creamy head. It smelt peppery and had a sharp perppery corriander taste with a creamy underlying texture.

St Albans Beer Festival 2005, St Albans, Hertfordshire

IanExcellent01 Oct 2005 Dark ruby colour with good spicey caramel and smooth in the mouth. Really quite like it, but not a lot of coriander, definite spicey edge with a bit of bacon?

Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) Umbel Magna

5.00% ABV.

The addition of coriander to the Old Growler wort completes the original 1750s recipe for this distinctive dark beer. The powerful spiciness only adds to this porter's appeal..

We have tried this beer 7 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Excellent.

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