Saturday, 24 May 2008

Review: Umbel Magna

Umbel Magna from Nethergate Brewery Co. Ltd.
Rating: B+

Sampled at the Cambridge Beer Festival 2008.

Appearance: quite dark, opaque cola color

Smell: dark malts, slight savory note, coffee, molasses

Taste: subtle coriander, good porter, and particularly so for a historical beer (based on a 1750s recipe, according to the brewery's tasting notes). sweetish finish

Mouthfeel: medium body, good level of carbonation

Drinkability: Paired with a curry purchased at the festival, figuring the coriander would match nicely. Went down well.

Serving type: cask

Reviewed on: 05-24-2008 21:08:43

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