Beer Brands

Beer, ale, lager and stout brands

Hawkshead

Hawkshead Gold

Hawkshead Gold
78A good, unfussy, hoppy British best bitter, light amber in colour: clean, interesting and, most importantly, eminently drinkable.

Hawkshead Lakeland Lager

Hawkshead Lakeland Lager
75There's not much to criticise or praise here. It's just an okay British lager, but at least with a good finish.

Hawkshead Organic Stout

Hawkshead Organic Stout
81A smooth, tasty, easy-drinking, bottle-conditioned stout.

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