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Hilden Number Four

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Brewed by Hilden
Style: Bitter
Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask, special for Wetherspoon Spring 2013 Festival
This russet-coloured beer has three separate additions of Topaz hops, plus one late addition of Galaxy hops, with a rich malty character from the four malt varieties – hence ‘four hop additions and four malts’ making up its name.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
Amber and a touch hazy. Aroma has a fresh, earthy hop character and slightly sweet, biscuity malt. Not bad beer, though none of the elements are particularly assertive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 14 April 2013. Poured a clear, dark amber with a dense off white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt and berries. Some bitter grassy hop bitterness in the flavour, mixed with raspberry and some caramel. Finish was quite sweet, with some brown sugar and cooked fruit, mixed with dry grain.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2013 during Spoons Festival - Reddish Brown in colour. Malty; grainy malts, caramel/toffee, hint of choc/coffee. Hoppy; grassy hops. Fruity; some berry fruits. Good malt/hop/fruit balance. Bitter sweet malty hoppy throughout. Very drinkable. Liked this a lot. Nice Bitter!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (2782) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 23, 2013
Cask@belfast beer fest 2013
chestnut brown with red berries and digestive biscuit malt, slightly stale at first then herbal fruity hop notes come through.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (746) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
pint in leicester. pours a red/copper colour with small head. aroma is strong of malts and toffee. taste is good. slightly thin mouth feel but you definitely get the malts. after taste does not last long though and it is not complex. simply malty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2378) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2013
On tap @ the Haymarket. This was a good balanced bitter - enough malt to balance out the hop bitterness but not one of those sweet and cloying bitters you can often get.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (515) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Cask @O'Neill's Leicester. Hazy/cloudy amber colour. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste much the same. Was expecting more hops to balance it out. It's ok but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
renffisch (760) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Very cloudy yellow colour, pleasant hey and fruit nose but tart in flavour with an ok hoppy finish, suspect its the end of the barrel at o’neills Sutton.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Mildmalty Aroma lacking the hop I would expect. Flavour gives melt and some citrus and a hint of poneapple but not much else. Pleasantdrinker

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
On gravity at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol April 2013. Medium brown with a slight white head. Earthy malts, caramel, some hedgerow fruit and a moderately bitter finish. Ok.


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