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Hawkshead Red (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Note: The bottled version has a separate listing.

Originally called Best Bitter. A Red Ale. Bitter-sweet. First comes the sweetness of the Dark Crystal malt, which gives it the red colour, and then the long dry finish. A beer for those who like their ale to have some colour and taste of malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (649) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Red amber colour good white head ands lacing. Aroma is malty fruits. Taste is similar good sweetness nice bitterness. Medium body soft carbonated. Ok stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2096) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Cask, pours red-brown with a lasting coarse white head, lightly hoppy and caramel-malty nose, an earthy bitterness over dry nutty malt and a faint red fruit tang. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2014

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 2013, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium to dark orange - amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, malty, toffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130124]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Railway Inn, Oxonholme, Cumbria. Reddish amber with white head. Soft, quite sweetish beer, fruity malts to the fore, berrys. Easy and light drinking, reasonable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (4899) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
Ambrato carico buona schiuma discreta persistenza note maltate leggere note caramello bilanciata da un discreto amaro

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1338) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Deep red in colour, taste is fruity with a bitter finish, would be nice to have on a session

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Cask at CPK. Amber pour with a small off-white head. The nose is caramel, sweet oatmeal pancake. Red berries and syrup. Taste is chewy caramel malt, hints of diacetyl. Red apple skin. Some tobacco leaf. Light body, sort of dull on the palate. Overall, a forgettable effort. Not on cracking form though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2462) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear amber brown with a reddish hue, thin bubbly off-white head, sweet malty aroma, negligible lacing, toffee malt, creamy, bit of berry fruits, malty aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2986) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Brown coloured ale with a small head and a sweet aroma. There’s some toffee notes in its crisp medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (638) - - SEP 9, 2012
Cask. Red, off-white head. Nose is caramel, red fruits. Taste is caramel, red fruits, grapefruit. Dry bitter finish.

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