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Supermarket Christmas Beers 2017

Discussion in 'Supermarket Christmas' started by FireworksDude86, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. FireworksDude86

    FireworksDude86

    Noble the 3rd

    A follow up to the Halloween post.....

    Here's what I spotted so far:

    Morrison's

    Greene king 6% "festive pudding ale" - tried it last year, very nice and festive.

    Wychwood bah humbug 5.2% - comes out every year. Definitely has a festive cinnamon style taste.

    Moorland old mulled hen 5% - new this year I believe.

    All £1.50 per bottle.


    Aldi:

    Nothing as such but there is a mulled cider. 500ml Alska bottle for £1.49. Not bad I guess.


    Likely at some point the Morrison's festive beers will drop in price (as they did with Halloween).

    Will update if I spot any others
     
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  2. FireworksDude86

    FireworksDude86

    Noble the 3rd

    While not supermarket:

    https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/beer-advent-calendar-with-glass

    £42.99 for the 24x 330ml bottles. Beer advent calendars are pricey for what they are (but the fun is the novelty).

    The reason I mention it is because Morrison's have introduced a 24x 275 and 330ml bottle calendar. However the bottles at Morrison's are typically beers we experience all year round that are often on promotion at a much cheaper price.

    For £12.99 more you get 24 330ml bottles that are never available here. They have varying ABV's up to 8.1% and each beer will likely be a 1 off in this country. Much more exciting advent calendar than the Morrison's 1.

    So if opting for the Morrison's calendar, this 1 is much better and still quite affordable.
     
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  3. FireworksDude86

    FireworksDude86

    Noble the 3rd

    Just been to Aldi.

    They have "Rocking Rudolph" Christmas ale for £1.29. Not a bad ale but from memory when I tried it the other year, it's nothing too amazing.

    Also look out for the "Brasserie" beer packs. Not sure if they are new or not, but I haven't seen them before. They have 6x 250ml bottle pack's of "Blanche" (White/Wheat/Weissbier) and Fruit" (Raspberry/Framboise). Each priced at £3.25 but went through the till at £2.99.

    For the price, both are an absolute bargain. Good to stock up for Christmas with either. The white beer is 4.5% and works out at £1 per 500ml (Aldi's own "Weissbier" 500ml is £1.49 a bottle. Franziskaner is another branded popular wheat beer and that's normally on 4 for £6 deals). Just cracked open a bottle with dinner and it tastes pretty decent.

    The raspberry beer is only 2.8% but there are very few alternatives in this country (1 they do at supermarkets is a 330ml bottle for around £2)
     

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  4. Rich Administrator

    Rich

    Esquire the 2nd

    Morrisons had a beer advent calendar on sale the other day. Think it was about £30
     
  5. FireworksDude86

    FireworksDude86

    Noble the 3rd

    Personally I just bought:

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    https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/kalea-beer-advent-calendar-5

    Absolutely cracking deal (Better than the other calendar deal I posted).

    24x 500ml cans of authentic German imported beer (dunkels, pale ales, pilsners and more). None will be sold in this country.

    Works out at £1.87 per can. In comparison 500ml bottles of ale at a supermarket average £1.50 a bottle for an equivalent decent beer (on the 4 for £6 deal).



    Just got some maths done on this:

    Morrison's calendar = 24x 330ml (some 275ml). = £1.94 per 500ml
    The other Kalea bottle calendar I posted above = £2.60 per 500ml
    This 1 = £1.87 per 500ml.
     
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  6. FireworksDude86

    FireworksDude86

    Noble the 3rd

    Haven't seen many other supermarket offerings yet to do with Christmas beers.

    Although, again while not specifically Christmas, I have heard Morrisons have that black Friday deal still of 10L of "Weston's - Old rosie" 7.3% cider for £15. On Westons site its £46.40 for 20L (http://www.westons-cider.co.uk/product/old-rosie-2/). I heard it's good combined with ASDA's mulled cider kit (Albeit strong).

    The Kalea 24x 500ml can advent calendar came Saturday and I would highly recommend it. Well packed, good designed box. Opened a few cans because I'm not going to be there during 1st few days of December (Haven't tried yet though)
     

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