Home >

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

overall
47
65
style
Brewed by St. Austell
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
St. Austell, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndreasP (143) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2016
Probably a very genuine bitter with faint toffee and a more pronounced bitterness. Thin and not very interesting

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11492) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2016
Half pint, cask ale at Lord High Admiral. Thanks to Finn for the treat. A clear copper coloured beer. Crocheted lacing from a diminishing beige head. Plain caramel aroma. Nuts and caramel to the taste buds backed by a touch of raisin. Smooth bittersweet tail. Medium bodied. Pleasant (Plymouth 23.09.2016).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (875) - Gods Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2015
Cask at The Cornish Arms, Hayle. Poured clear amber/gold white head. Nose is malt, caramel and toffee, taste is much the same, easy drinking beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9891) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Cask at gbbf day 5. Mostly clear golden amber coloured pour with a loose off white head. Aroma is caramel and toffee, mineral. Berry. And English hop. Flavour is composed of sweet toffee. Caramel and light apple. Palate is sweet, sugary, lowish carbonation. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1728) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Cask at the Dolphin in Penzance. Some hint of caramel, quite malty, enjoyably full-bodied beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1997) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Cask at The Wig & Pen, Truro (St Austell) A clear amber colour with a creamy off white head that lasted. Aroma of caramel, some fruity malt and subtle bread. Taste of red berries, some plum, subtle black cherry, caramel and woody, earthy hops. Light bodied and a smooth texture. A dry, earthy bitterness in the finish. A decent example for its style, malty and fruity to begin with a dry and earthy to end. Not exciting though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2910) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2015
Cask p Charlies bar, Kpenhamn. Kopparfrgad med lgt krmigt skum. Maltfokuserad ltt ESB med fina maltiga smaker med fudge och karamell. Len och krmig och ltt drag av blommig UK-humle. Bra balans, vrmande och rejl och nd s lttdrucken. S gott i gott sllskap :-)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4037) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Pint fron the Temoest, Coleby. Amber colour off white head. malt and caramel aroma but the taste was more global hops. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (3284) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2014
Cask @Hicks Bar, St, Austell Taproom. 11-08-2014.
A malty blond ale, quite citrusy, with some nice hop punch. Smooth and enjoyable, but nothing remarkable, just another ok bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3095) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Cask at The Kings Arms, Marazion, Cornwall. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes sweet, malty, caramel. Quite drinkable.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5