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Hesket Newmarket High Pike

Brewed by Hesket Newmarket
Style: Bitter
Hesket Newmarket, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Occasional, Cask.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RichardW (1656) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
BCA. Strange slightly acrid aroma, with some odd, sour yeastiness in there too. Burnt toast flavour, with red wine and sherry, rubber and coal. This can’t be right, surely...?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LakeDistrict (22) - - MAR 25, 2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden orange with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted and breadish malty. Breadish to toffee malt. Bitter, roasted and dry into a lasting breadish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3593) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
On tap @ Alexander’s the Pub, Kendal. Pours a dark amber with a touch of red hue. The nose has ginger biscuits. The taste has more of the ginger and biscuit notes with more toffee on the end. The palate has a medium body with a tangy middle section and a fresh bitter finish. Overall, a good example of the bitter style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Strilen (8) - FYLLINGSDALEN, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2012 does not count
Bottle conditioned. Light amber, but a bit cloudy (maybe because best before 30/06/2012!). Decent white head. Yeasty and fruity aroma. Taste lightly sour as bad squash, medium sweet with elements of citrus. Definitively not one of the best beer I’ve had! But as I wrote, best before was over a month ago!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
This bottle conditioned beer came my way via my daughter: best before 02/2012, brown 500ml bottle. Strange named beer, I’ll let you guess the reason and source of the name ’High Pike’: no, it’s not a ’pissed fish’ or an old English spear type weapon! I poured the beer carefully into my ’Abbot Ale’ glass tankard: it is a lovely chestnut reddy brown colour, bright and clear, no sediment left the bottle. The head is a huge foaming pile of bubbles: off-white to biege in colour. Cracking smells of malty goodness rise from the glass and that malty aroma carries on into the taste flavours too. I like a malty beer and this fits the bill nicely: the hops are there, but in the background ensuring the beer isn’t sweet or like a malt loaf in taste. There is an earthy, dry hop finish to each sip at first, however the malts come back as the duration of the flavours elongate further than you’d expect. One of the best UK ’bottle conditioned’ beers I’ve ever had!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1733) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
[Cask at the Cumberland Hotel, Alston] Sweet and fruity malt, with summer fruits (strawberry?) Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
Cask @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, earth, light yeasty, earth, barnyard notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (030508)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival.
Bright copper with good condition and a bubbly but decent white head. Reasonable malt and hop balance, slightly soapy but the tasty hops deal with that. Earthy and bitter finish. Very well balanced, just not amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2007
Cask in the brewpub. Aroma is quite sweet and malty, hints of green apple skin. Taste has far more fruit character, malty base and grassy hop.

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