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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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RATINGS: 97   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2072) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Cask at The King’s Arms, Marazion, Cornwall. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes sweet, malty, caramel. Quite drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (302) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Appearance is amber, fairly clear, a small white foamy head which leaves lacing. Malty, slightly spicy aroma. Taste is malty, a bit of toffee, hop bitterness, raisin hints. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1797) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
Cask. Dark orange / amber, slight haze, still, small white head. Aroma is white bread, slight ’Stop n Grow’, tangy malt. Body is light, a touch foamy. Taste is mild semisweet malt, some astringency, breathy mustiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1408) - 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 (1269) - 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 (2103) - 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 (6368) - 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 (11342) - 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 (906) - 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 (2157) - 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.


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