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Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop

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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Kendal, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottled; Regular.
Originally brewed for a Wetherspoons real-ale festival.

A strong, golden pale ale, with a highly hopped aroma of tropical fruit and a blend of traditional and modern hops, giving a full flavour and long, dry finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 22nd February 2015. Amber with thin off-white head and spot lacing. Rich and intense tangerine and grapefruit aroma with deep malts. Lush grapefruit hop in-mouth with grassy notes. Grassy grapefruit finish with fine bitterness. Light bodied with zingy mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (454) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2015
There is an awful lot going on with this, from the citrus/orange/lemon/other aroma, through the lovely color, then a melody of flavours to a dryish finish. Not actually sure I’m enjoying it as it is a lot of work, perhaps the fuggles? Who knows I clearly don’t.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1315) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Keg in the Horseshoe NW3. Orangey amber colour. Served cold. Some fruity hop, sweetish malt. Actually a bit bland and disappointing, especially as I’ve really enjoyed hoppy Hawkshead beers before - don’t know whether it was the cold keg taking the edge off?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
bottle, thanks to mowbeer for picking this up at braubeviale. clear orange colour with a modest head; aroma of pineapple upside-down cake, slightly doughy; some tingling citrus, pineapple, grapefruit; lively and very drinkable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (661) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2014
Tap. Pour is amber, aroma is strong fruity. Taste is fruity, strong malty backbone, thin body. Nice

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (2019) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Beermoth, Manchester. Clear pale amber. A few soap sud type bubbles. Sweet, caramel malt. Some orange. Some syrupy pineapple. Taste is heavy sweet. Palate is dull, thick, and lifeless. Finishes with some oily bitterness. Maybe this is a duff bottle. Not good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2820) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Cask gravity at Twickenham beer festival 2014, light copper with a very thin haze, Seville orange citrus and currant leaf nose, syrupy texture leads to a dry-sweet, fruity toasted marmalade body and a dry-bitter finish. Reminiscent of a hopped up Märzen.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (758) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Cask at The Royal Oak, Ambleside. Very hopped and strongly fruity. Some citrus, some grapefruit, some toilet disinfectant. Hoppy and delicious - really stood out amongst the plethora of so-so-but-not-outstanding beers on offer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (795) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Cask pint at The Hengler’s Circus (JDW) in Glasgow. Dark golden colour with a small head.


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