Hesket Newmarket Reviews




jamestulloch
2.9
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra Columbus Pale Ale
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of earth and dried leaves. Flavour of grain and dried apricot. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Weak fizz. A bit dull and one dimensional.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

jamestulloch
3.1
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra Double IPA
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of pine and tinned orange. Flavour of mandarin, golden syrup and Jelly Babies. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Overly sweet and quite heavy going for the ABV.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

jamestulloch
3.2
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra West Coast Red
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear ruby body with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of toffee, dried leaves, fig and apple peel. Flavour of candy, charred wood and burnt toffee. Thin to medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Rich with a burnt toffee vibe. Unpolished and interesting.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

RichTheVillan
2.3
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra Double IPA
Sample from the brewer enjoyed at Cotteridge Wines tasting room; clear amber pour with a bubbly off white head, aroma has sweet caramel malts, taste has really sweet caramalts, pretty one dimensional.
Monday, February 27, 2017

RichTheVillan
3
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra Columbus Pale Ale
Sample from the brewer enjoyed at Cotteridge Wines tasting room; clear yellow pour with a bubbly white head, aroma has sweet malts and citrus, taste has sweet caramel, hints citrus.
Monday, February 27, 2017

RichTheVillan
3.4
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra West Coast Red
Sample from the brewer enjoyed at Cotteridge Wines tasting room; clear dark amber brown pour, aroma has toffee and fruit, taste has sweet caramel, some bitter fruits, ok.
Monday, February 27, 2017

RichTheVillan
2.3
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra Smoked Porter
Sample from the brewer enjoyed at Cotteridge Wines tasting room; dark coca cola brown bubbly, aroma has some nearly malts, taste has a hint of smoke dark fruits.
Monday, February 27, 2017

nihtila
3.6
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra Double IPA
Bottle from Cornelius. Pours deep amber. Nose is caramel malts, zesty orange, orange marmalade. Tastes dried orange, quite big malt profile, light citrus. Decent, malty IPA.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.7
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra West Coast Red
Not sure what style this should be but ipa is closest. Appearance - beautiful deep amber autumnal red. Nice lacy head. Nose - cake mixture, dried orange and some red fruit. Maybe redcurrants. Taste - really dried berries. Cranberries. Dry malt. Palate - close to medium bodied with a dry middle section that continues through the finish. Overall - initially fruity, then a bit dry and gnarly but the challenge is worth it.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

allmyvinyl
3.7
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra West Coast Red
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours clear red-brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of toffee and dried mixed peel, cranberry. Taste is more of the same, with a light chocolate note. Dry finish.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.6
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra Double IPA
Bottle from Rheged. Appearance - amber with a nice lacy head. Nose - cake with a zing of lime marmalade. Taste - more lime marmalade, dried orange, fruitcake. Hazelnuts. Palate - close to medium bodied, tangy middle section, fairly clean tangy finish. Overall - good.
Friday, February 10, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.4
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra Columbus Pale Ale
Bottle from Rheged. Appearance - amber with a thin head. Nose - orange and caramel. Taste - dried orange and cake. Earthy and spicy. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - the taste was better than the nose which was a little ordinary.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.2
Hesket Newmarket Brim Fell
Bottle from Rheged. Appearance - amber with a nice fluffy head. Nose - pine and light cake. Taste - more cake, dried orange and caramel. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - wouldn’t say this was an ipa as the brewer advertises or a golden ale as it is loaded. More of a bitter with elements of a mild.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

allmyvinyl
3.6
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra Smoked Porter
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours deep dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of chocolate, toffee, light smoke. Taste is earthy, dark chocolate, faint smoke. Dry finish.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Stuu666
3.7
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra Smoked Porter
Bottle at ash’s. Pours deep brown, nose is chocolate, caramel, light cola, taste is sweet toffee chocolate, thin, only hints of smoke.
Monday, January 9, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.7
Hesket Newmarket Blencathra Smoked Porter
Bottle from Rheged. Appearance - dark brown to black. Nice lacy thin head. Nose - light toffee, earthy, smoky. Some dark chocolate. Taste - smoke and earth again. Iron note. Palate - close to medium bodied and dry through the middle with a dry smoky finish. Overall - good example of the style.
Monday, January 9, 2017

aleksander9
2.2
Hesket Newmarket Haystacks
Golden with nice white head. Malty, biscuits and floral. Sweet, light acidic and dry finish. Boring.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

danlo
3.2
Hesket Newmarket Brim Fell
500ml bottle. Amber colour, white foam head leaving alittle lacing and orange marmalade aroma. Taste is malt, caramel, toffee, sweetish, with some floral orange hop and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Quite OK.
Monday, June 20, 2016

gegwilson
2.5
Hesket Newmarket Helvellyn Gold
Cask in the Red Lion, Hawkshead. Golden with a white head. No aroma. Light citrus flavour. Very bland.
Sunday, June 5, 2016

RichTheVillan
2.4
Hesket Newmarket High Pike
Cask at Aston Manor Beer Festival; dark burnished amber pour with a bubbly white head, aroma has hint of caramel and light fruit, taste has caramel, fruit action.
Friday, June 3, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.8
Hesket Newmarket Red Pike
Bradford Beer Festival 2016. Reddish-brown in colour. Has a light sweetness and a low bitterness.
Friday, April 22, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.7
Hesket Newmarket Brim Fell
Bradford Beer Festival 2016. Copper coloured ale. Has a sweetness with very light toffee notes.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

zacgillbanks
3
Hesket Newmarket Brim Fell
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Hazy golden coloured with a thin white head. It has a gentle citrus and malty flavour followed by wood, earthy notes and slight pine on the finish. Ok.
Sunday, April 3, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
4
Hesket Newmarket Old Carrock Strong Ale
Bottle from Local in Carlisle. Appearance - deep ruby to brown with a lovely head. Nose - plums, cherries and biscuits. Marzipan maybe! Taste - more prunes with a biscuit backdrop. Fruit cake generally. Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - really good beer.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.4
Hesket Newmarket Catbells Pale Ale
Bottle from Local in Carlisle. Appearance - golden with a thin head. Nose - honey and lemon. Taste - honey nut cornflakes. Citrus finish. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - yep this grew on me.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.1
Hesket Newmarket Haystacks
Bottle from Local in Carlisle. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - lemon and pale malt. Taste - more lemon barley water. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a solid ale.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.6
Hesket Newmarket Black Sail
Bottle from Local in Carlisle. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - dark creamy chocolate. Taste - more of the same. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - a good example of the style. Loads of flavour for the ABV.
Monday, March 28, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.1
Hesket Newmarket Sca Fell Blond
Bottle from Local in Carlisle. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - citrus , resin and pale malt. Taste - like a malt bag. Some lemon and orange following it through though. Metallic finish. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a bit dry and lacking in fruit.
Monday, March 28, 2016

gegwilson
3.4
Hesket Newmarket Black Sail
Bottle fom Open All Hours in Keswick. Pours deep mahogany, pretty close to black with a frothy cream head. Nice sweet coffee aroma. The taste has light spice and dark fruit before a pleasant lingering coffee finish. Quite thin bodied, but pretty tasty.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

niquillis
2.7
Hesket Newmarket High Pike
Cask at Fetherston Arms, Kirkoswald. Pours chestnut. Malty bitter but lacking any depth. Watery.
Sunday, October 25, 2015

RichardW
3.4
Hesket Newmarket Double Hitch
Cask, Thin White Duke, Carlisle. Pours a pleasant gold colour, with a clean, white head. Low sulphur aroma and some fresh grassiness. Tangy and bitter on the tongue, the Polish influence is there, in terms of flavour, which is pleasant and quite refreshing, with some earthy and dry leaves notes. Background grain in the finish. Enjoyed this.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

fonefan
3.1
Hesket Newmarket Brim Fell

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2014, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

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Clear medium yellow amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140813]

Saturday, July 4, 2015

imdownthepub
2.7
Hesket Newmarket Sca Fell Blond
Bottled, 500ml from Tebay Services, Orton, Cumbria. Gold with white head. There is a surprisingly odd taste from the start with this beer, waxy, sour orange pith is the closes I could think of, bitter and fruity, really difficult to describe. The flavour continues throughout the beer, which was a shame as the malt is light and biscuity. Not great.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

imdownthepub
3.5
Hesket Newmarket High Pike
Bottled, 500ml from Tebay Services, Orton, Cumbria. Reddish brown with white head. There is a pleasing beery aroma on opening, rich maltiness and this continues into the beer. There is a roasty, toasty element to the malts, good depth with a slightly oily note, resinous hops show through, earthy and leafy. A pleasant bottled lower ABV bitter, not as common as you would like to think.
Friday, June 26, 2015

imdownthepub
3.5
Hesket Newmarket Black Sail
Bottled, 500ml from Tebay Services, Orton, Cumbria. Dark brown with cream head. There is a sweetish fruity note initially from this, not really Stout like, thinnish on the palate but then a darkly roasted, bitter chocolate note emerges delivering a toasty then liquorice character. Drinks nice and smoothly. Pretty decent eventually.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

jamesie1857
3.2
Hesket Newmarket Catbells Pale Ale
500ml bottle from Booths - Rich amber body, two fingered white head, looks splendid. Aroma is caramel, bread and fruit of some kind. Bitter ending.
Friday, June 12, 2015

jjsint
3.2
Hesket Newmarket Doris 90th Birthday Ale
Cask at Old Friends, Ulverston. Golden, heading to copper. Medium-sized white head. Malt, butterscotch aroma, some astringency. Not terribly engaging. Taste is better: some orangey sour adds complexity to the bittersweet character. Medium dry finish. Interesting.
Monday, March 9, 2015

Iznogud
3.3
Hesket Newmarket Black Sail
Cask as Kirkstone Black at the Kirkstone Pass Inn, Lake District. Pours dark brown with off-white head. Roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, bit fruity.
Monday, March 2, 2015

dogbomb
3.2
Hesket Newmarket Helvellyn Gold
Cask. Golden ale with a slight haze. White thick head. Nose is fruity. Light oranges and lemons. Taste is a nice full fruit too - more oranges and lemon. Just a pleasant, drinkable pint.
Saturday, February 14, 2015

yespr
3.1
Hesket Newmarket Brim Fell
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small head. Aroma is fruity, toasted and light breadish to malty. Bitter, toasted and breadish malty. Bitter and dry finish.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Beese
2.6
Hesket Newmarket Black Sail
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a very dark brown, with a thin beige head. Aroma of weak coffee, brown sugar and earth. Some chocolate in the flavour, with dark malt and rye bread. Watery mouth feel, for a stout. Finish was very weak, with some sweetened coffee and condensed milk.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

rlgk
3.3
Hesket Newmarket Brim Fell
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Copper/golden beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy grassy aroma, earthy, hay, floral, some woody notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, floral, grass, earthy notes.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Benzai
3.6
Hesket Newmarket Brim Fell
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Clear copper orange to reddish color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, nicely hoppy, a hint of pine, lightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

AshtonMcCobb
3.3
Hesket Newmarket Helvellyn Gold
On cask at Alexander ’s in Kendal. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head and a slight haze. Nose - lemon and honey. Some cereal. Taste - lemon barley water. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - decent golden ale.
Saturday, August 9, 2014

RichardW
4.2
Hesket Newmarket Black Sail
Cask Eaten by Monsters Carlisle. Rich chocolatey aroma with faint background smoke. Smooth on the palate, with some balancing bitterness. Best beer this brewery does by some distance
Sunday, June 22, 2014

allmyvinyl
2
Hesket Newmarket Sca Fell Blond
Bottle at Craig’s, cheers Niall! Pours pale gold, thin white head. Definitely sherbet-to-brett on the nose, which has thinned out the beer to something not recognisable as golden/blonde ale. Sour fruits taste. Probably not intentional.
Sunday, June 8, 2014

McNeillR
1.6
Hesket Newmarket Sca Fell Blond
Odd murky, odd visible carbonation, odd mealy head. Rusty sour lime. There’s so many failings here. Palate is engaged four a massive sour . Like pouring a packet of refreshers into a carton of milk on the window sill and giving it a good shake. Nonsense. And I managed to bring two of these back from Cumbria.

Bottle, Let’s Go Digita Tasting

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Stuu666
2.4
Hesket Newmarket Sca Fell Blond
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale golden, tart toffee nose, sour, bretty, toffee taste.
Saturday, June 7, 2014

zacgillbanks
3.3
Hesket Newmarket Tebay’s 40th Birthday Ale
Bottle from Rheged, Cumbria. A hazy amber-brown beer that has sour, tart red fruity flavours with malty and toffee notes followed by a slight woody, dry finish. A very good sour brown ale, although I suspect it’s not really supposed to taste like this and it could just be about to go off!
Saturday, June 7, 2014

RichardW
3.1
Hesket Newmarket Elder Daze
Cask Hell Below Carlisle. New 3.4% beer. Pale and lightly perfumed, some elderflower in both the aroma and taste, without being overpowering - it’s not a flavour I’m overly keen on. Biscuit and soft malt finish. Summery and tasty.
Sunday, May 11, 2014