Supermarket Christmas Beers 2017

#1
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
 
#2
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.
 
#3
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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#5
Personally I just bought:



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
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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#7
So final post of this kind for this year (it seems).

Firstly a heads up..... Morrison's beer advent calendar down to £15 (half price). I am guessing it will be sold out for most though.

Aldi have a Christmas beer pack in store https://www.aldi.co.uk/french-christmas-beer-gift-pack/p/078059185602900

Biere Noel. Crap beers..... Not worth the price.


Lidl have no Christmas ales (shame as 3 years ago they did a nice 330ml bottle of hatherwood Christmas version). They do have a mulled cider though. £3.49 for 1l (5.5%) (As well as the £4.99 mulled wine). So not bad.


Missing the shepherd neame "Christmas ale" this year. Over 7% ABV, often sold at Sainsbury's, not this year though.

Oh and if you want to be ripped off royally.... There's M and S. On bulk mail order they have a case of a festive ale (not even that strong) which works out at £2.50 a bottle. Avoid entirely!!!!


If I have time I guess I have 1 more offer to add....
 
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