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Tesco Imported Premium Lager - is Grolsch! £7.59

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Bought 12 x 440 ml cans of Tesco Premium Lager instore for £7.59. Says on the can produced in Netherlands and is 5%. A bit of web research shows it to actually be Grolsch. It does indeed taste exactly the same. Now I know this is a regular price, but a branded product in an own-label can. At 63p a can I reckon that's good value. 4 cans are £2.64. Maybe there should be a thread for own-label stuff, that is actually something more expensive? Money saver!
The image is old style can from Tesco website. New style are red and white cans.
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#1
:thumbsup:I am getting itchy fingers! Grolsch is my top beer and costs a fortune around this area, (back of beyond). At this price i may just have to buy some, while i am at it i should maybe get another Tesco sim card to see if they work in this area yet :roll:
#2
ive been buying this stuff- the can design is similar in colour to stella and have to say its top stuff! !
#3
Well unless they have recently changed supplier Tesco Premium Lager is made by Bavaria Brewery in Holland - not Grolsch.

It's OK for cheap "premium" lager but no where near as good, IMHO, as real dutch brewed Grolsch.
#4
Get a can of each and have a tasting session?
#5
SABMiller own both the bavaria brewery and grolsch
#6
ive also heard that the 5% aldi lager is actually "stella" too, and must admit it tastes similar....i got tis info off "money saving expert .com
#7
While it is potentially the same brewer and even brewed in the same brewery as grolsch it is almst certinly not grolsch. It may even use exactly the same ingredients. However, there are a lot of examples of own brand labels being exactly the same as brand labels apart from small details. I remember someone saying that tesco digestives are the same as McVities a few years ago. But they were misinformed. Someone from the factory was on the thread and said that they were indeed the same but the McVities came from the centre of the tray when being baked rather than the outside. For those who bake will know this makes a difference.

This may be something similar.
#8
Bought several packs of those Grolsch 20x330ml £7 ASDA boxes in May/June, slowly dwindling :)
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carleast;2613977
While it is potentially the same brewer and even brewed in the same brewery as grolsch it is almst certinly not grolsch. It may even use exactly the same ingredients. However, there are a lot of examples of own brand labels being exactly the same as brand labels apart from small details. I remember someone saying that tesco digestives are the same as McVities a few years ago. But they were misinformed. Someone from the factory was on the thread and said that they were indeed the same but the McVities came from the centre of the tray when being baked rather than the outside. For those who bake will know this makes a difference.

This may be something similar.


I think this sounds the most plausible explanation for the similar taste
#10
spobby
Get a can of each and have a tasting session?


Get several cans of each and have a tasting session.
By the end of the session you won't care where they are made :-D
#11
I was on a budget with the Mrs on Friday in Tesco, so busted 12 cans of this and they slid down a treat yesterday, well 11 of them did, the 12th was had this morning with breakfast!
#12
Too bad it's in cans. No bottled version? Canned alcohol tastes like metal **** in general.
#13
On the same note. Tesco own label Boheme lager, is made by the same brewers as Budvar, the real Budweiser.
Tastes very similar and is a fraction of the cost.
#14
yea hcoming from the same place means nothing folks,i used to work for chicago town pizza(schwans) and they make pizza for almost everyone.

they make chicago town,aldis homebrand,iceland and others.

difference is the quality of cheese they use,
the iceland ones dont even have cheece in them its a flavoured paste almost.
the deep dish aldi are the same with a bit of mozzerella,the only ones to use the same recipe was the stonebaked aldi ones they was same as the stonebaked chicago town,exactly the same ingredients.

different i know but its on same topic

also i used to wok for heinz,
they make beans most supermarket home brands but they use tomato puree concentrate,were as in there own they use proper tomatos
#15
What?!?! You mean it's not made by the beer fairies?!?!
#16
Thanks for the warning - I hate the taste of Grolsch... :)
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carleast;2613977
While it is potentially the same brewer and even brewed in the same brewery as grolsch it is almst certinly not grolsch. It may even use exactly the same ingredients. However, there are a lot of examples of own brand labels being exactly the same as brand labels apart from small details. I remember someone saying that tesco digestives are the same as McVities a few years ago. But they were misinformed. Someone from the factory was on the thread and said that they were indeed the same but the McVities came from the centre of the tray when being baked rather than the outside. For those who bake will know this makes a difference.

This may be something similar.
Biggest lol of the day :-D
I work at a McVities factory as an engineer and can tell you that the person you have quoted from the factory re the digestives is telling porkies re the baking tray. Biscuits on a large plant like this will come out of an oven at, I'm guessing, approx 5000 a minute. They come off an oven band, travel along cooling conveyors before getting put through wrapping machines. They certainly do not get sorted from "trays" by quality. The ovens are massive in size and are finely tuned for even temperatures which can be controlled with burners/dampers.
McVities do make most of Tescos biscuits, but the differences from own brand are generally only quality of packaging, film, cardboard packing box etc. A few types of biscuit do have slightly different recipes.
#18
And Skoda are really Mercedes - yeah honest.....
#19
Oh no they aint lmao
Although the paintwork on the mercs arnt as good as they used to be but in my opinion they do what they say on the tin mechanically ,and performance
Still not good for the environment though!!!!!!! still what did gorden brown do with the latest car tax rise,,,,? correct he admitted it was spent on terminal 3 lol
#20
Generally people perviece expensive items to be better quality, therefore the big brands like to sell their items at expensive prices so people 'think' that they are better quality.

This doesn't mean all pizzas/items are the same, but rather choose items on whether they are likely to be decent quality, rather than simply pure cheap or just pure expensive.
#21
I knew someone that worked at a cereal factory and they made cereal for all of the supermarkets and some big brand names. They had three recipes, Normal, M&S and kosher.

I know a few people who have worked in other areas of food manufacture and M&S are one of the only companies that insist on their own recipe. If you've ever tried their food then you'll know why.
#22
A bit of web research shows it to actually be Grolsch.

You say that like it's a good thing...
#23
vinceverde
On the same note. Tesco own label Boheme lager, is made by the same brewers as Budvar, the real Budweiser.
Tastes very similar and is a fraction of the cost.

Tesco were doing four cans for £2 a couple of weeks ago.
i tried it and was very pleasantly surprised at the quality.
Beats British brewed Stella , hands down.
#24
vinceverde
On the same note. Tesco own label Boheme lager, is made by the same brewers as Budvar, the real Budweiser.
Tastes very similar and is a fraction of the cost.


Er no it's not. Boheme is brewed by Budejovicky Mestansky Pivovar who allegedly owned the original Budweiser trade mark but the communist state handed it to Budvar. They are both in Budejovice but they are different breweries.

To be honest though who gives a damn what a beer is called or in fact who brewed it? It's what it tastes like that matters. Both Boheme and Tesco premium are better value than Stellar/Kroneburg et al "British" Lagers.
#25
Ale is ale. Some is weak and some is cheap but they all get you where you need to be. Strong ale gets you there with the minimum amount of toilet breaks. Simply maths really. Cheap and strong = happy days. BTW I live in a bus stop, which is cheap and smells really strong. A general rule of thumb is good alcohol comes in plastic bottles.
#26
Can this not be locked given that it's misinformation
#27
misterboumsong;2613883
ive been buying this stuff- the can design is similar in colour to stella and have to say its top stuff! !


Aldi have the same
there is 2 types of lager in cans
one is 4.1% and is carling black label (cant remember what its called
and the other is about 5% called ST ETIENE i think its called and is stella artrois
and the can logo is sinular to stella too
think the prices are £2.19 for 4 and £2.79 for 4
#28
Anyone can comment on Lidl Booze?
#29
siliconbits
Anyone can comment on Lidl Booze?


After reading good things about it, I bought some cans of the Grafen Walder Premium Pils Lager from Lidl. I thought it was horrible, but I guess it's down to personal taste.

ClashInDevon
#30
I guess the best thing to do as some of you mentioned in this thread is to have a tasting session.. I know that Tesco has wine tasting festivals but I was wondering whether they do the same for beer
#31
VDisillusioned
Er no it's not. Boheme is brewed by Budejovicky Mestansky Pivovar who allegedly owned the original Budweiser trade mark but the communist state handed it to Budvar. They are both in Budejovice but they are different breweries.

To be honest though who gives a damn what a beer is called or in fact who brewed it? It's what it tastes like that matters. Both Boheme and Tesco premium are better value than Stellar/Kroneburg et al "British" Lagers.


I bow to your superior knowledge. Except when it comes to Stellar. [sic] :whistling:
#32
vinceverde
I bow to your superior knowledge. Except when it comes to Stellar. [sic] :whistling:

:-) I've spent some time trying to uncover the secret origins of cheap supermarket booze.

As to Stella, if it was the Belgian stuff then I would be with you on that one but I'm not keen on the UK version.
#33
Cmon everyone tesco has 2 x 1 litre bottles of san miguel for only £3
Now thats bueno amigos?
And i like it
#34
peterdarlison
Cmon everyone tesco has 2 x 1 litre bottles of san miguel for only £3
Now thats bueno amigos?
And i like it


That's one of my favourite hot day thirst quenchers, will look out next time I go in there.
#35
peterdarlison
Cmon everyone tesco has 2 x 1 litre bottles of san miguel for only £3
Now thats bueno amigos?
And i like it


Round my way the 1 litre imported bottles have been phased out by Tesco and replaced by 660ml bottles of non-imported San Miguel. These are the ones on the 2 for £3 offer and not worth it in my opinion.

ClashInDevon
#36
Imported San Miguel is not as nice imo. Its too strong. The stuff made over here is far nicer. Nobody actually drinks it in spain lol
#37
benjyyy
Imported San Miguel is not as nice imo. Its too strong. The stuff made over here is far nicer. Nobody actually drinks it in spain lol


I don't know about what they drink in Spain, but I do know there are a number of different varieties of San Miguel with different strengths. The variety imported into this country in 1 litre bottles is actually weaker at 4.5% ABV than the fake version brewed in the UK which is 5% ABV. If you like the UK brewed stuff then fine, but in no way shape or form are you drinking San Miguel.

ClashInDevon
#38
VDisillusioned
Er no it's not. Boheme is brewed by Budejovicky Mestansky Pivovar who allegedly owned the original Budweiser trade mark but the communist state handed it to Budvar. They are both in Budejovice but they are different breweries.


Correct indeed (i`ve lived in the town 7 years and visited both breweries). Budejovicky Mestansky Pivovar (better known as "Samson" is indeed the oldest brewery in the Czech Republic, but never actually owned the Budweiser name, only "Budwies Bier". As a point of interest Samson beer is considered by czechs as cheap nasty p*ss, and the brewery packages it as many supermarket brands. Much, much better is the original Budvar (Budejovicky Budvar) which is still a state owned company, or the Czechs favourite Plzner Urquell.

Anyway, I`m voting this very cold. The same beer here costs around 40p. IN THE PUB!:thumbsup: Or around 5 for £1 in TESCO`s here (no clubcard points tho:x)

Czechoslovakia
#39
well the stuff in spain is 5.5% so I dunno where its imported from!
#40
Brewery homepage for those interested...

http://www.budweiser1795.com/

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