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Hammerhead Red Ale - Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 11
Avg: 3.09
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IronDjinn on 07-18-2005

19 IBU
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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 11
Reviews by niangelo:
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3.3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of FadetoBock
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of elricorico
2.88/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of hockeybarbie
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Howlader
2.75/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wordemupg
3.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of francisweizen
2/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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...

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of boszormeny
2.94/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hammerhead Red Ale from Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square
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