Hawkshead Lakeland Gold - Hawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
United Kingdom (England)
3.98/5 rDev +4.7%
A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2011. The label describes it as beer from the heart of the lakes.
Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A rich golden-amber colour with light carbonation. Produces a foamy white head with large bubbles - looks a bit insubstantial and doesn't last more than a minute or two. The aroma is great; a floral hoppiness hits you immediately, with light malty undertones.
As with the nose, a hoppy bitterness is the first thing you notice upon tasting. This is balanced with malt and a faint underlying sweetness. Floral notes as you swallow. Mouthfeel has a mild prickly sensation, and is somewhat astringent. A rather nice but distinctly bitter aftertaste.
Overall, a lovely beer with a fantastic flavour. A light body with good bitterness - would be perfect outside on a sunny day. Well worth trying if you happen to come across it...
02-12-2011 01:41:32 | More by jazzyjeff13
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4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
500ml bottle, best before Dec 2011.
This beer pours a clear medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, foamy eggshell white head, which leaves some nice twisted Swiss cheese lace around the glass as it settles. It smells quite fetchingly of dry biscuit malt, and lemony, bitter leafy hops. The taste is crackery, grainy, bready malt, mostly consumed (before me, that is) by a splendid, even, bitter leafy, somewhat citrus peel-esque, musty floral hoppiness. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, and fairly smooth amongst the astringent hop fray. It finishes mostly dry, the well laid out hops still in full bloom.
Now this, this, my friends, is a bitter. Just a wee bit Yankified, but that's ok to my over-IPA'd senses. Low ABV, big flavour, what's not to love? Next time I'm in the UK, I shall endeavor to seek this out, when asked the inevitable 'What'll it be then - bitter or lager?'
09-13-2011 23:30:36 | More by biboergosum
Hawkshead Lakeland Gold from Hawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.