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St. Austell HSD (Hicks Special Draught) (Cask)

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Brewed by St. Austell
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
St. Austell, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Our most famous and notorious ale. HSD is a full-bodied strong Cornish ale brimming with a kaleidoscope of flavours. Brewed with plenty of malt and lashings of English Fuggles and Golding hops, HSD is truly a classic ale of considerable depth and complexity.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (921) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask. An amber ale with a cream head. Quite hoppy. Notes of apricot and pine. Some underlying caramel and a hint of alcohol. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (1978) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Cask på Charlie´s bar, Köpenhamn. Kopparfärgad med lågt krämigt skum. Maltfokuserad lätt ESB med fina maltiga smaker med fudge och karamell. Len och krämig och lätt drag av blommig UK-humle. Bra balans, värmande och rejäl och ändå så lättdrucken. Så gott.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Globe, Frampton Cotterell, South Gloucestershire,10/5/2014. Amber in colour with a thin, white, head. Sweet, toffee notes with a touch of red fruit and gently bitter finish. Fine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
Cask @ the Wharf, Aalborg. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and a little dark fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 130414

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rane (868) - Nibe, DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
Coppery brown with small offwhite head. Aroma swet nuts. Taste medium bitter, bread, malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (1611) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Cask@Amager ølhus, Copenhagen - dark amber colour with thin white head. Dark malty aroma and taste, some caramel, toasty, toffee, butterscotch, some subtle hoppy nuance throughout. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (2540) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Bitterness, some fruits, dryness and malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
(Cask at Black Door, 20140117) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was small, long lasting and white. Aroma had malts, toffee and mildly earth. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were grass, earth, toffee, malts and bitterness. Afteraste had malt and bitterness. A nice balanced bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Cask @ Black Door, Helsinki. Amber to copper colour with a white head. Aroma is floral with bread-like malt. Hoppy flavour with malty toasted tones towards finish. Hoppy aftertaste.


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