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Old 01-12-2016, 02:36 PM   #1
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My wife has been very kind this year and has bought my a beer advent calendar from Beer Hawk; including 24 different craft beers, two glasses and a bottle opener.

I thought it would be a good idea to review each of them on here. I'll start tonight when I get home...where I have a Saison waiting for me.

*Watch this space*



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Lucky man; my Missus was going to get me one but dealing with Beerhawk was a bit of a nightmare. I've used them since Day 1 and they were good, but as they've grown the service has slipped a bit. I had one order when a box was totally destroyed. I had to chase them over and over again to get it replaced.

I pointed her at the site to sort out the advent calendar this year, plus a list of other things to order. After numerous difficulties with the website she gave up and let me take over. I kept finding the site flaky so gave up too. I fired off an email asking what was wrong with the site. It took a week to get a reply telling me pretty much to just endure it.

I also have a mate that had to cancel his order for one when the whole process seemed to come off the rails. Shame really, as their choice is good.

I am jealous, because I really wanted one!


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Great idea to review them all!! I wanted one but couldn't poersuade SWMBO to part with £75, seeing as I got her a Cadbury calendar (£4) I have heard there's not many dark beers in there; which is fine as I love hoppy IPA's now, but as it's Xmas...
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Great idea to review them all!! I wanted one but couldn't persuade SWMBO to part with ���£75, seeing as I got her a Cadbury calendar (���£4)

Ha ha, always worth a try I suppose, you might have caught her with her guard down..........
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My misses also got me one of those. I'll watch this thread eagerly to compare notes. I'm going to do quick video reviews for my facebook page
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My missis said she was going to get her one until I said not to spend that sort of money on it.
She was happy to spend £75 on one but moans when I spend £50 on a night out.
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Lucky man; my Missus was going to get me one but dealing with Beerhawk was a bit of a nightmare. I've used them since Day 1 and they were good, but as they've grown the service has slipped a bit. I had one order when a box was totally destroyed. I had to chase them over and over again to get it replaced.

I pointed her at the site to sort out the advent calendar this year, plus a list of other things to order. After numerous difficulties with the website she gave up and let me take over. I kept finding the site flaky so gave up too. I fired off an email asking what was wrong with the site. It took a week to get a reply telling me pretty much to just endure it.

I also have a mate that had to cancel his order for one when the whole process seemed to come off the rails. Shame really, as their choice is good.

I am jealous, because I really wanted one!
A guy at work ordered one of the calendars and 30 bottles of beer for me and him to share...the calendar turned up but the beers didn't and the couriers are adamant there was only 1 package. Not exactly what you expect when you spend a considerable amount of money with them.
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Beer Review 1:

Brewery: Two Road; Beer Name: Worker's Comp; Style: Saison; Packaging: Bottle; Volume: 355ml ABV: 4.8%;
Date Tasted: 01/12/2016

I used the notes book provided with the calendar, which is a little sad but oh well:

Appearance: Deep gold colour, hazy, no head (but this could be down to glass or the way it was poured) 2/3
Aroma: Tangerine, bit of spice 8/12
Flavour: Tasted grapefruit and pepper flavours...enjoyably bitter 15/20
Mouthfeel: Quite highly carbonated and refreshing 4/5
Overall: Nice refreshing beer, good for session 7/10
Total Score: 36/50
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Beer Review 1:

Brewery: Two Road; Beer Name: Worker's Comp; Style: Saison; Packaging: Bottle; Volume: 355ml ABV: 4.8%;
Date Tasted: 01/12/2016

I used the notes book provided with the calendar, which is a little sad but oh well:

Appearance: Deep gold colour, hazy, no head (but this could be down to glass or the way it was poured) 2/3
Aroma: Tangerine, bit of spice 8/12
Flavour: Tasted grapefruit and pepper flavours...enjoyably bitter 15/20
Mouthfeel: Quite highly carbonated and refreshing 4/5
Overall: Nice refreshing beer, good for session 7/10
Total Score: 36/50
Interesting. I didn't get much of the pepper notes, but certainly got those citrus orange peel notes. I feel it would be an awesome beer for a hot summers day.

Also i think the thistle glass doesn't do much for the head of a beer. I've had a few in there and i get little head which dissipates quickly.
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Interesting. I didn't get much of the pepper notes, but certainly got those citrus orange peel notes. I feel it would be an awesome beer for a hot summers day.

Also i think the thistle glass doesn't do much for the head of a beer. I've had a few in there and i get little head which dissipates quickly.
I really enjoyed it. It's the second time I've had a saison and I've enjoyed them both. It's a shame that you don't often see them in this country.


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