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Hawkshead Red (Cask)

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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4929) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1127) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3031) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wvhoran (401) - Tasmania, - OCT 28, 2014
Cask at a pub in Edinburgh I’ve 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2371) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Cask at the Capitol, Forest Hill. Orangey-red pour with a light haze, light beige head. Aromas of toffee apple and red berries. Caramel malt and orchard fruit flavour. Malt laden finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (917) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2014
Cask. Pour is amber with a small head, aroma is fruity, malty. Taste is watery, fruity, malty. Fair

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (885) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 Pint at The Lord of the Isles (JDW). A very deep red colour. Medium consistency. Not too much head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1924) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Pint from JDW the Royal Hop Pole Tewkesbury. The colour was dark red with a thick white head. The aroma is dried fruits, with some treacle. Flavour is nutty malts, and dried fruits.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (4496) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Cask at the square peg; dark amber pour with a creamy white off white head, fruit and malt aroma, taste is fruity with light caramel, biscuit, light bitter finish.


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