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Hawkshead Red (Cask)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
1. Cask Handpump at the Hawkshead Brewery Tap, Staveley 24/03/2007 Floral aroma. Amber red coloured hoppy and fruity raspberry flavours. Slightly rich on the palate. Some dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeevan (239) - SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2016
On Cask at the Dog Beck Penrith. Pours a nice deep amber with a creamy head. Malty caramel aromas. Taste is the same. Not that much going on with this. Okay.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamestulloch (3372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Clear amber body with a dense beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of eggy fart, wood and autumn leaves. Flavour of weak tea, caramel, milk chocolate and a peppery finish. Thin body with an oily mouthfeel. No carbonation. Weird smell for such a mild flavour. The fartiest beer Iíve ever tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10271) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours clear deep amber, nose is malty toffee, grassy, taste is sweet, toffee, floral.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
anfractuosity (316) - - OCT 6, 2015
Not bad, rather bland in terms of flavour though. Lovely red colour from the malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
Hand-pulled half-pint in the Whippet Inn, a micropub in Litchfield on 25th April 2015. Red by name, red by nature (well almost), the off-white head being sat on an amber body with a slightly red hue to it. Malts rule the semi-sweet taste and aroma, with the hops giving a dry and mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1176) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Cask at the Hawkshead Brewpub Staveley. Reddish amber colour with a small head. Aroma has caramel and some sweet fruits. Low carbonation, sweet malts with a fine bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6190) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Cask at CPK 5th B-day celebrations, London. It pours a clean amber color with small off-white head. Aroma of bread, biscuit, caramel, vanilla powder. Taste is medium bitter and lightly sweet with notes of toffee, biscuit, grass and vanilla. Finishes quite dry and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, decent bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3966) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Red amber beer with smallhead and patchy lacing. Aroma is malts and sulphur. Taste is malts and red berry. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - OCT 28, 2014
Cask at a pub in Edinburgh Iíve since forgotten the name of. Dark red-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malt, bread, caramel malt. Flavour is similar, light palate, no hop presence, no real bitterness to speak of either.

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