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Hawkshead Red (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wvhoran (323) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2116) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (475) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2014
Cask. Pour is amber with a small head, aroma is fruity, malty. Taste is watery, fruity, malty. Fair

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (735) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Pint at The Lord of the Isles (JDW). A very deep red colour. Medium consistency. Not too much head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (867) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (3209) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1372) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Aroma: caramel and bread malts. Appearance: dark Amber, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: soft carbonated, intense malty sweets, turns lightly butter in the average-long finish. Overall: very nice Bitter, excellent aroma and palate, intense for this style. Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Don2711 (137) - - SEP 21, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 Nice appearance. Bitterness about right. Highly drinkable. Hops well balanced. Creamy head lasts well. Caramel flavours and biscuit. Very good. In my top ten out of 122

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chris337 (20) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Ruby red colour with decent stable head on initial pour. Settles slowly to clear. Malty flavours. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11447) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Cask at CPK during the pubís 5th birthday celebration - London. Pours clear amber with a creamy cap. The nose is lightly leafy with some dried berries, bread and grains as well. Light to medium sweet flavor with nice wholegrain bread, some piney hops, dry fruits. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Well balanced to finish with further dried berries, dry toffee, more grainy bread. Solid.

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