Augusta Ale - Kensington Brewing Company
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Reviews by bryehn:
3.73/5 rDev +3%
Pours a slightly hazy golden-amber colour with a large and frothy white head that is slow to burn off, leaving a large collar in its wake, but very little lace.
Smells of toasted malts, caramel and freshly cut grains. A nice floral tone appears after warming.
Taste is very much in line with the smell. It’s toasty and malty with a sweet caramel tone. There is a really solid bitter bite that carries a subtle grapefruit rind citrus character. The finish is dry and bitter.
Medium-bodied with a light carbonation level. Hearty bread-like sensation on the tongue with a mild oiliness. The aftertaste is grainy with a hint of chocolate.
Solid, refreshing session-style ale that has a lot of amber-like qualities. Great with fried foods, potato chips, grilled meats and veggies.
07-24-2012 20:40:16 | More by bryehn
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev -1.1%
473mL can from the Uptown LCBO. New brewery from the Kensington Market area of Toronto, worth a try.
Poured into a nonic. Deep amber golden, about an inch of frothy head, sticky patches of lace. Nice retention on this brew.
Nose is pretty faint: grain, pale malt, a bit of citrus.
Not a bad brew by any stretch. A pale ale with a touch of grain, decent bitterness and a touch of citrus. Finish is clean, some lingering bitterness.
Slightly creamy, carbonation hits at about the right level.
Solid beer, certainly goes down well. Nothing special, mind, but it has enough flavor to keep me occupied. Now if only they could redesign the can...
07-15-2012 00:46:49 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.63/5 rDev +0.3%
Appearance: amber gold; head is fairly weak and sparse, fades quickly to a film; clear
Aroma: bready malt, caramel; herbal, spicy, and light citrus hops, all mingling well
Taste & Mouthfeel: moderate level of woody, rustic hops at a strength right for the style; malt notes hover in the background the whole way through, of toffee and sap; clean, crisp mouthfeel
Overall: well balanced and sessionable, but nothing really to make it stand out from others in the category
10-25-2012 01:50:25 | More by BGDrock
3.75/5 rDev +3.6%
Hits the mark.
This was really foamy, a problem with the lines on tap at the Burger Bar. Mild hop aromas. Light orange colour. The foam was removed by spoon by the bartenderess. A nice citrus, hoppy ale, without an assault on the palate. Above average palate.
04-13-2011 20:44:45 | More by Sammy
3.95/5 rDev +9.1%
Purchased at the LCBO $2.90 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.
A- Opened and poured well. Nice amber cloudy color.
S- Lots of hops. Citrus galore Nice blend!!
T- Excellent! Grapefruit galore so you know the hops...
M- Very good.
O- Me likie a lot! Good break from other IPA's. Will buy again for sure.
This nice IPA goes well with... general Tso's chicken
05-16-2014 23:35:41 | More by DaveBar
3.18/5 rDev -12.2%
On tap at Volo.
A - Poured a pale, slightly cloudy orange/yellow colour with a small amount of white head.
S - Citrus, pine and a strong caramel malt backbone.
T - Very balanced. Good bitterness with pine, grass and citrus notes. A very significant sweet caramel malt backbone is present as well that becomes more and more dominant as the beer warms up and becomes a little overpowering at times.
M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.
09-30-2011 22:34:55 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.6/5 rDev -0.6%
This is a great looking beer. Translucent, sunny and medium orange in colour, with a light tan coloured head of two fingers. Nice retention and lace. Aroma has some herbal hop notes, some citrus and nutty malts. Mild bitterness, with a nutty, grainy malts, notes of sweet citrus. Feel is nice and creamy, with a good carbonation and upper light body. Nice enjoyable pale ale.
12-19-2012 02:47:34 | More by EgadBananas
4.03/5 rDev +11.3%
Pint of this new offering at The Only in an oddly snowy April Sunday. Pours a clear burnished orange with an attractive foamy head that leaves patches of lacing down the glass.
Nose reveals some nice citrus hopping, light caramel and bread, clean but light in the aroma, a little malt forward to me.
Clean malt profile, orange rind and grapefruit pith hopping, light pine, slightly oily at times (a good thing). Very balanced and drinkable but no IPA (as it is originally entered as), definitely more of an American Pale Ale - not enough hop presence or bitterness to be otherwise, even by Ontario's standards. As an APA (which I am rating it as), very approachable and fresh, just enough moderate bite and dryness in the finish to keep you coming back for more. Much more American styled malt profile than most in Ontario, no red malty mess here.
This is a great pale ale (perhaps one of the best in the province), very drinkable and fresh, certainly a nice addition to the Ontario scene. In fact, as I drink I am prone to want to rate this up a little - Will gladly come back to this. Love to see this venture succeed and put out more adventurous offerings.
04-17-2011 17:01:03 | More by ritzkiss
4.2/5 rDev +16%
Kensington Brewery is a small Ontario Craft Brewery that currently brewed at Wellington Brewery in Guelph Ontario. The company is so small they only currently have 2 full time employees.
This has become one of my new favourite craft beers from Ontario.
Apperance - This beer pours an amber colour from the can leaving a small head that does not remain while some lacing does remain for a short period.
Smell - Nice amount of hops, bready with a slight malt, slight citrus background
Taste - Forefront of hops, a nice bitter IPA, citrus
Mouthfeel - This beer has some body and a nice mouthfeel. It has a great amount of carbonation and finishes with a hoppy, bitter aftertaste
Overall - This has become one of my current favourite Ontario Craft Brews. It is a nice IPA that is good to start with and not as hoppy and bitter as other local beers susch as Hops and Robbers, which I also enjoy but others may not.
02-08-2013 02:34:45 | More by Top_Jimmy
3.33/5 rDev -8%
473ml Can from the Ottawa LCBO for 2.50$
Appearance - Clear dark amber colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 3 or 4 minutes.
Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grains
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste piney hops, malts, and caramel. There is also some hay/straw flavour and a bit of a grassiness. It ends with a slightly bitter malty/grainy aftertaste.
Overall - Not an APA by any stretch.. basically just a amber/esb type beer.. It's okay I guess, but definitely nothing I would buy again. It reminded me a bit of a 'hops and robbers' beer I had the other day, but without any trace of a fruitiness.
07-13-2012 00:04:28 | More by spinrsx
3.45/5 rDev -4.7%
Can from the LCBO, 473ml into a tulip. Best before November 23 of this year.
Golden orange, unfiltered. Loose soapy white head with a whole bunch of sticky lacing and some good retention. Nose has some orange freezie, pine and some citrus wood cleaner. Some bready/biscuity character but it's fairly weak and not all that pleasant. Taste has some mild citrus and fruity hopping, light bitterness and a mild sweet malt character. Medium body, low carbonation. Not a bad beer, but nothing really about this stands out in the can. I feel like I've enjoyed this much more when I've had this on draught.
07-15-2012 22:45:54 | More by liamt07
Augusta Ale from Kensington Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.