Brewed by Red Squirrel
Style: Bitter
Hemel Hempstead, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Regular.
A popular, traditional bitter. Made using crystal and chocolate malt flavoured with Challenger hops to give a full-bodied, malty, session bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
Cask @ Oxford Beer Festival, UK Backlog 23 Oct 2004
Not my kind of bitter. Though it didnít taste of any squirrels it was still somewhat odd. Maybe woodsy is a word to describe the taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2004
Copper coloured beer, dry and malty taste, but unfortunately not much more. (Cask @ Lowes Arms, Denton)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
Cask@St Albans BF. Some appley fruit, grainy malt, slightly orangey hops in the finish, decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2004
Cask Conditioned at Oxford Beer Festival 04. Amber coloured bitter with healthy head. Dry but still fruity bitter with a restrained hop note. Nicely balanced but still lacking an impact. A penny from each pint of this goes to Red Squirrel conservation, hopefully the animals not the brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2004
A darkish coloured bitter with a red tinge. Cloudy. I didnít get much in the aroma department. What there was was mainly fruity malt. The flavour was also dominated by dry malt, with berry fruit and nuts. I found it a bit short of bitter hop presence for my taste. Dry finish. Perfectly drinkable, but I didnít find it too exciting. Cask (gravity dispense) at St Albans Beer Festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the St. Albans Beer Festival, 2004
Hazy, deep amber coloured body with a grey fine grey head. Christmas pudding malts and ripened fruit flavour. A brewery everybody is talking about at the moment. There are two casks in the Wenlock cellars at the moment trying to clear. The verdict is still out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2004
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - St Albans Beer Festival. A mid brown coloured bitter with a warm fruity aroma. There is berry fruit in the taste. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2004
Cask Conditioned @ the Saturday session, St Albans Beer Festival 2004. Beer #26. Malty is predominant here, some fruit and a little roasted/chocolate malt character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2004
Tamworth Festival. Chestnut brown body, thin malty nose, hint of chocolate maltiness,itís fairly light and balanced, just pulls its punches for me. Still the best Red Squirrel Iíve tried to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - AUG 31, 2004
cask at the peterborough beer fest 2004. As the description states, a traditional bitter, dark brown borderring on red, with a complex balance of malt and hops, with none too dominant. very full bodied for abv. support this brewery as it has to contend with long established major micro Mc Mullens in rural hertfordshire.

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