Hammerhead Red Ale - Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by niangelo:
3.33/5 rDev +4.4%
Presentation - 500ml plastic bottle (?) That's ok, it didn't seem to affect the taste. Half-inch head the faded quickly in my standard pint-glass.
Aroma - nothing that stood out dramatically. Some hopiness, caramel malt character.
Mouthfeel - Pretty good. Solid carbonation and a smooth feel around my tounge. Not overly watery.
Taste - Hints of lingering toastiness, smooth nutty flavors. Went down well. Unfortunately, when the beer warmed up a little more, a mild metallic flavor was uncovered.
Overall pretty solid drinkability. Much more enjoyable than certain a macro red ale, nothing incredible, but fon to drink and I'd buy some again.
07-27-2005 13:41:13 | More by niangelo
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3.53/5 rDev +10.7%
20oz pint at the Edmonton Oliver location.
This beer appears a clear, medium bronzed amber hue, with a thin cap of wispy, fleetingly foamy, and mostly soapy off-white head, which leaves some broadly rendered webbed lace around the glass as things gradually abate.
It smells lightly of semi-sweet caramel malt, hard toffee, softly bitter dark orchard fruit, and perhaps a touch of earthy spice. The taste is much more overt, with some caramel taffy maltiness, oily nuts, a bit of that fruity Brewsters yeast. and musty, weedy, and floral hops.
The bubbles are average, just a plain and supportive edginess, the body an adequate medium weight, and smooth, I suppose, nothing else really seeming up for interfering here. It finishes generally dry, with a hint of lingering tangy fruit, and biscuity graininess.
Not too shabby, but not all that good, by the same sword - kind of thin in the overall flavour department. However, if you're avoiding the hops, but don't want a sweetness overload either, this one's for you - nice and drinkable overall.
09-02-2009 04:22:13 | More by biboergosum
2.88/5 rDev -9.7%
Review from notes. Served to me in a chilled mug, I waited plenty of time for it to warm up. The beer itself is a chestnut brown with a creamy beige head. The head fades to a thin layer on top but doesn't totally go away.
There is a touch of burnt sugar and bready malt in the aroma. Overall the smell is light.
Light sweetness in the first taste, a bit of toasted bread. The finish is a mix of citrus and metallic flavours. Not much of interest here.
The body is on the thin side, and the carbonation is a tad prickly. Not that bad but not that good.
This is far from the best you can get at Brewster's.
11-30-2006 16:11:29 | More by elricorico
3.48/5 rDev +9.1%
500ml bottle poured into pint glass 4/3/12
A light brownish amber with lots of carbonation feeding a short lived thumbs width of foam that leaves no lace
S a little herbal, leafy hops with some nutty toffee and very faint chocolate, smells more like a brown ale to me
T some cola and tea bag on top of what I smell, fairly malty but decent stuff
M could use slightly more bubbles and its a little slick after the fact, decent body to it more chocolate on the finish then in the mouth
O OK beer but not up there with some of Brewster`s other offerings
I`m glad I just got this one to go because the un-bottled Tongue Cutter was great on tap today
03-05-2012 00:58:42 | More by wordemupg
2/5 rDev -37.3%
Yawn. Tap. Light amber/red with a small fizzy head that dies quickly. Aromas of slight malts, a twinge of caramel, and maybe some faint hops (and my 'tender said that this was this 'brewpubs/chains' hoppiest offering!). Taste is as bland as tap water. Some slight bready maltiness, and some slight hops, but nothing really. Tastes like a watered down light lager! Mouthfeel is light and super watery. Drinkability? "Why Bother" sounds about right! Uninspired beer from an uninspired place...
07-18-2005 05:25:28 | More by francisweizen
3.25/5 rDev +1.9%
Arrived in a pint glass, a coppery brown amber with a small amount of off-white head. Aroma was a pleasant toffee malt with small amounts of stone fruit and spice. Palate was initially nice malty toffee and some raisins/dried stone fruit notes along with a floral earthy English hop bitterness. Unfortunately the finish was less than stellar, initially a nice hop bitterness but devolved into metal and cardboard flavors that coupled with a watery body to leave me rather disappointed. Good start but the beer gassed out and finished a bit ugly. There are better beers to be had at Brewster's.
09-04-2013 03:57:35 | More by CalgaryFMC
Hammerhead Red Ale from Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square
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