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Great Britain Supermarket sweep.

Discussion in 'Europe' started by EmperorBevis, May 16, 2012.

  1. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It's ok for 69p
     
  2. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Ok so the B&Ms in Cardiff Bay apparantly doesn't do any alcoholic beverages at all. Ended up with Arcobrau Winter beer and Batemans Vintage from the nearby Aldi.
     
  3. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Th
    at is a bit of a downer, sometimes they offer(not often but it happens) up stuff like
    Cain's Green Dragon (brown Ale) and Marston's single hop Sovereign that not only is supremely tasty
    but at 99p for 500ml, well you can get some i for entertaining or gifts or help you get through being a Bury Football club fan :S
     
  4. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Marstons Single Hop beers are nice, i've had the cascade one i think. I think this b&ms might have been one focused on non food stuff, or at least had cleared most of it for xmas decorations and the like. Unless it's normal to have just one aisle of food and drink?
     
  5. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Ah yes some of them specialise in non food and concentrate on home ware.

    I had the Cascade on cask it was so superb it made up for
    not being allowed into a pub I love and hadn't been in for a while.
    The Sovereign really stood out being just a standard Marston's bottle and so bloody cheap
     
  6. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Had a tip-off about the local big tesco, should be able to get Belhaven Black, Glencoe Wild Oat Stout, Brains 'Jack Black Oatmeal Stout' and Castle Rock Black Gold there
     
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  7. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Morrisons have a selection of Christmas beers in ATM

    Harviestoun Sno' Balls
    Oxfordshire Uncle Scrooge
    Batemans Rosey Nosey
    Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale
    White Horse Rudolf The Red Nosed White Horse
    Wychwood Bah Humbug

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
  8. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Batemans Rosey Nosey ... please fuck off from the calendar !!!
     
  9. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I lol'd at the shep neame one being 99p in lidl
     
  10. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Sno' Balls is decent enough
    I've had three of the others but can't remember if I liked them

    It is a bit of a dull selection isn't it?
     
  11. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    its so dull, ditchwater could sue for copyright infringement...amirite!?!?
     
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  12. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    rosey nosey is a bit rubbish but i have to drink it because my friend got it for me as a present... :(
     
  13. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Bloody well tell them man !!!
     
  14. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    He would probably agree, he hates all beer :) imagine that, a 30 year old from the west country who wretches at the thought of cider and beer!
     
  15. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    B&M's new stock will split opinions here but at least is reasonably priced

    500ml of Worthington's RED shield is £1.29
    500ml of Wentworth's Snowman's revenge is also £1.29
    4 pack (330ml bottles) of Innis & Gunn's Independence Day 2012 is £3.75
     
  16. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Picked up a bottle of Worthie Red to send down to the bro in law in his Xmas care package. Poor bugger gets nowt but Efes usually.
     
  17. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Introductory offer at Waitrose
    330ml Belgium Blonde premium beer at £1.29 that might just be
    La Gauloise Blonde - Brasserie Du Bocq
     
  18. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Good price if it is

    Aldi or Lidl sold the proper stuff a while back, can't remember how much for

    Waitrose wheat beer is the Arcobrau one that Aldi sell
     
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  19. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    funny that you should mention Arcobrau beers for Waitrose the Bavarian Dunkel Weissbier
    which I haven't myself seen in Aldi has 25% off
     
  20. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    The Waitrose one? If it's the same as the arcobrau one it's pretty decent iirc

    The dunkel is a rare beast in aldi stores, if you see it then get it
     
  21. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Yeah a few months ago it was in Lidl for £4.99 for a 4-pack, the amber beer as well.

    (Also, highlight your text and click that little rubber looking icon to the left of "font family", and it makes all the text look the same :) )
     
  22. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)


    what like this? :p
     
  23. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    And lo and behold it actually is in Lidl for £4.99 for a £4 pack!
     
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  24. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    SUPER SUPER SUPERMARCHE!
    La Gauloise Blonde - Brasserie Du Bocq for everybody peeps ;)
     
  25. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Also La Gauloise Amber!
     
  26. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    M&S now do Belgian Blonde and Belgian Bruin beers, made by Huyghe. In those cool little Belgian bottles (e.g. Piraat, Brigand, Gulden Draak style) too. Deal is now 3 for £5 which is pretty good.
     
  27. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I'm guessing the blond is rebranded Tesco Finest Abbey beer (which is also blond and the same abv).
     
  28. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Update: looks like a filtered witbier, as it has wheat, orange peel and coriander in the ingredients list, tastes like a wheat beer and is clear.

    I'm like a beery inspector Morse
     
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  29. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Scored a couple of bottles of the Batemans Vintage Ale from Aldi today. Is it worth cellaring them?
     
  30. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Just a second, wasn't Morse a real ale drinker any hoo?
     
  31. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Think so. I remember that classic line on The Detectives. "What would Morse do?" "You're right, *walks to the bar* 2 pints of best please" :p
     
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  32. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Doesn;t he have a favourite beer? might be wrong
     
  33. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Morlands wasn't it?
     
  34. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Popped into Sainsburys tonight, they have a bunch of slightly reduced beers on offer here at least. I got a few Harviestoun, Williams bros, Cairngorm and another couple, none more than £1.50. Keeps the beer cupboard stocked at least.

    There's also a Youngs Double Chocolate stout gift thing for £2 - a bottle of the beer and a branded pint glass which seems reasonable enough.

    I also noticed they had a few bottles of Fullers Vintage Ale, not seen it before in Sainsburys
     
  35. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Most exotic thing my local Sainos carries is Tynebank Monument bitter, nice mind you.
     
  36. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Asda are trying to exorcise Shep Neame's Spooks Ale by selling it at £1 for the 500ml bottle

    worth a look if you are more of a ticker than a licker.
     
  37. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Was poking around in Sainsbury's earlier and noticed that they have boxes of Fuller's 2012 Vintage ale on the shelves (£3.99). Didn't grab one, but will do on my next visit. Fill yer boots, chaps!
     
  38. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Got mine for £3 each ooh yeah. :cool:
     
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  39. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Was poking around ASDA earlier and discovered that the bottled ales are on offer at 4 for £5 - bargain! Offers as good as this are becoming rarer, so get thee to ASDA and empty the shelves....
     
  40. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Now 99P
     
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