Beer Hawk Beer Club
I received a rather magnificent present for being best man at my brother’s wedding. He bought me a three month subscription to Beer Hawk’s Beer Club. Now if you haven’t heard of Beer Hawk they are one of the biggest beer distributors in the UK who stock over 300 ales which you can buy individually if you want specific beers or you can get a subscription which should work out cheaper. Beer Hawk offers a variety of Gifts, Clubs and to find out one that might suit you check out their excellent website here.
There is a simple process online where you can choose how often you get your delivery with the options being monthly, bi monthly or quarterly which is good and mine came every month which was a bit too frequent for me. You can also choose a style preference with options being lighter beers, darker beers, or a mix of everything. The next option is whether you prefer weaker beers, stronger beers or a mix of everything, however if you do choose stronger beers this adds £5.00 on to your order. The final option is simply choosing the date that you want your order to start. So yeah it is a pretty simple process. There is free delivery on orders over £50 which doesn’t cover the beer club and delivery is £6.99 which I think is a bit expensive. A way around this would be to add a few standalone beers to make the cost over £50 but you can’t do this alongside a beer club purchase which is a bit cheeky I think. Nonetheless the total cost of £46.99 for fifteen beers is just over £3 each which is not bad at all. Although I believe if you do purchase so many months at once then the delivery price is cheaper.
With each delivery you get a sheet telling you how to taste and pour different styles of beer which is handy.
I decided that I would review one months subscription so I can show you the range of beers you can get in one delivery. Check out my descriptions below.
This is an excellent brown ale. A dark brown colour with a very fizzy pour. A good bitterness alongide a richer taste. It is the modern craft style brown, very good.
Nice colour. Fresh and cloudy but taste like dishwater. A nice frothy head but not a good flavour. Quite disappointing for a trappist beer.
This is a better Trappist beer. I do love a Quadrupel beer as they have such bold flavours and this one did not disappoint. However the downside of most Quadrupel beers is that they are so strong and at 11.3% it was lovely but just a bit much..
Not really a smooth creamy stout. It is more like a porter as it is quite heavy with a nice fizz and spicy notes. You can’t really taste the chocolate and the roasted barley is overpowering.
A quintessential German Helles Beer. Drinking it takes me back to traveelling through Germany. It is well balanced and at 4.9% it is easy to drink. Perfect for a day in the sun.
This Easy IPA was 5.5% and was amber coloured with hints of tangerines with a nice fizz.
Too much citrus flavour and not my cup of tea. A standard pale ale and nothing to write home about.
One of those beers with a silly name and no flavour. It’s not bad by any means but is too strong at 8.3%. It is an amber colour and an unpleasant tangy aftertaste.
Full name is Black Knight’s Reserve- Dark Yorkshire. This is a wordy and complicated name but it lives up to the title. A deep ruby chestnut brown ale with a creamy head. Full of roasted and chocolate flavours this beer is similsr in texture to a Wychwood and Batemans beer. A glorious beer, fit for a knight.
A brilliant collaboration between Brooklyn Brewery and William Bros. It has an amazing peaty smoky smell which is glorious. It has strong distinct honey and treacle flavours but is not too heavy and goes down a treat.
An wesome brown bottle with a simple design. A very dark black beer with spicy flavours and a sharp fizz which goes down lovely. A decent light bodied stout.
It is a black wheat IPA. It is a fantastic well balanced beer with a fully body with the texture of a traditional wheat beer. I can’t say I can taste the ‘7 different ultrahops’ but it is a really good beer and at 6% it goes down wonderfully.
Woah. So Strong. This barley wine style beer knocks your shoes and socks off. IThe ABV overpowers any other taste.
This IPA has a very good texture.. It has a full body with lots of strength at 8.5% with a balance of flavours makes this a very enjoyable beer and really easy to drink.
A standard pale ale but really enjoyable. Hints of citrus but not too hoppy so quite enjoyable and goes down a treat.
I was very impressed by the variety of beers and would recommend Beer Hawk for all beer lovers as they offer an excellent service.
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