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Augusta Ale | Kensington Brewing Company

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Augusta AleAugusta Ale

Brewed by:
Kensington Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With an abundance of hops and a sweet caramel backbone, this is a true session beer. A grassy, nutty and flavourful malt body is balanced by delicate citrus hops and a touch of spice. Clocking in at 34 IBUs, this beer is just bitter enough to keep the hopheads coming back without being crushingly dry or astringent. Designed to be enjoyed often!

35 IBU

Added by Sammy on 04-13-2011

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of tomghiley
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

definitely the best beer I've had from Kensington Brewing, not overly complex for a sessionable pale ale, but its not offensive at all, its a good gateway beer for people who aren't fond of pale ales.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Jotora
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DaPan
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spinrsx
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473ml can poured into a pint glass. ABV 5.5%.

A - Poured a golden yellow-orange with a 1 cm head. Head reduce to some bubbles. Good lacing.

S - Grains, citrus, hint of spice. Overall the aroma is light.

T - More flavourful than the aroma let on. Sweet malts, caramel, citrus, grapefruit, pine.

M - medium-full body, medium-light carbonation, some tanginess, some creaminess, dry bitter finish.

O - Not bad. I wasn't expecting much after the aroma but I was pleasantly surprised with the flavourful hoppiness of this brew.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at the LCBO.

From a 16oz can into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, looser looking, white head with decent retention. Head fades to a thin film. Cloudy gamboge with no real carbonation. Splotchy wisp remains leaving some decent lacing down the glas.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, some floral hops and touches of bread on the nose. Alright.

TASTE: Some pale malts up front with touche s of caramel through the middle and floral hops at the swallow. A big aftertaste of grainy malts, bread, and bitter floral hops linger on the palate. A little light up front, but the grainy, bitter finish is interesting enough.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Good feel for the style.

OVERALL: Pretty good actually, and really well executed, but still not my style per se. A little too grainy and harshly bitter at the finish. Not a bad beer at all, but not something I'd want to re-visit myself. Still, give it a shot if you see it, as it might be right up your alley.

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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can from LCBO into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear golden brown / copper color, 2 fingers of creamy white head with significant retention. Some great lacing on the glass too.

Smell - Predominately hops, citrus, pines scents. Balanced with mild detectable malts. This is pretty good.

Taste - Similar to the smell, the hops are nice. New drinkers to the style without a love of hops will find this palatable, yet has sufficient IBU's that hopheads won't sneer at it. Nothing extraordinary but above average. There is a bit of a lingering bitter aftertaste is expected, however the bitterness here seems more bitter than the beer itself.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated should give it a creamy feel, yet this comes out feeling almost a touch thin.

Overall - First time trying this beer, and was not disappointed. Pretty good brew.

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3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

550ml draught
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on tap on April 29, 2011 at 'C'est What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent golden copper colour with a thin white head that laced well. The aroma was citrus hops, caramel malt, and alittle spice. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour slightly sweet with grapefruity hops. Refreshing and enjoyable.

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3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Re-visited this one again since my last review of Nov. 8, 2012.

(3.75) A: Clear copper colour with an orange hue and a respectably tall creamy head. Nice retention and equal lacing that leaves a slight ring formation.

(3.5) S: Floral elements, orange, hints of oaky wood, fairly potent baked bread aroma. Leans to the malty side of things. Nothing that exceptional or diverse but pleasing nonetheless.

(3.5) T: Bitter floral taste, light caramel, orange, nutmeg, and more of a cracker-like backbone. There is a noticeable element of spices in this that works well with the floral qualities.

(3.25) M: Lighter bodied with a relatively low carbonation. Clean textured and fairly dry with a level bitterness.

(3.5) D: This is a decent IPA and definitely easy-to-drink but not something I would likely revisit (again) with superior local IPA’s out there right now.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Augusta Ale from Kensington Brewing Company
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