ALL Real Ales 4 bottles for £5 @ Asda
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ALL Real Ales 4 bottles for £5 @ Asda

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Found 1st Jun 2014
Normally 3 for a fiver, so make hay whilst the sunshines!

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Or 3 for £4 at Lidl. Plus one or two weaker ones at £1 or £1.25 each.

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LadyEleanor

Or 3 for £4 at Lidl. Plus one or two weaker ones at £1 or £1.25 each.



So the Asda deal is better?!!

hmmm beer...

Not sure why cold. Always a good deal when it's on.

online too , nice selection

asda deal much better,lidls cheap ales are dreadful.

Asda is the only supermarket I know that sells Shepherd Neame 1698, lovely beer.

National/online deal - this is HOT

asda website having 'system issues'...

BM Bargains have ales for 99p!

The title's misleading as most bottled beer isn't "real ale" because it's pasteurised & filtered: only the "bottle-conditioned" ones can be classed as such.
Edited by: "cabbagebike" 1st Jun 2014

Jennings Lakeland Bitter is £1.19 in BM Bargains or 2 for £2. Cheaper than anywhere else. They often have unknown bottles of ale for 99p.

cabbagebike

The title's misleading as most bottled beer isn't "real ale" because it's … The title's misleading as most bottled beer isn't "real ale" because it's pasteurised & filtered: only the "bottle-conditioned" ones can be classed as such.



Most 'hoovers' aren't Hoovers either

Its more real than Fosters/Carling/Budwee-ser - ;-)

SausageBap

Asda is the only supermarket I know that sells Shepherd Neame 1698, … Asda is the only supermarket I know that sells Shepherd Neame 1698, lovely beer.


I'm sure I picked some up at Tesco a while ago, but I agree, great beer.

g8spur

Not sure why cold. Always a good deal when it's on.



Possibly because Aldi do Banks's Bitter and Courage Best at 99p for a 500ml bottle all year round, and also offer Old Peculiar, Hopping Hare, Old Speckled Hen, Imperial IPA, Bombardier and Hobgoblin at £1.25 all year round. The days when the big four could con us into thinking it was an amazing deal to offer four bottles for a fiver have gone.

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cabbagebike

The title's misleading as most bottled beer isn't "real ale" because it's … The title's misleading as most bottled beer isn't "real ale" because it's pasteurised & filtered: only the "bottle-conditioned" ones can be classed as such.



which is why I avoid non bottle conditioned beers...there is a vast selection in our Asda but not a single bottle conditioned variety.

F4STFORW4RD

Possibly because Aldi do Banks's Bitter and Courage Best at 99p for a … Possibly because Aldi do Banks's Bitter and Courage Best at 99p for a 500ml bottle all year round, and also offer Old Peculiar, Hopping Hare, Old Speckled Hen, Imperial IPA, Bombardier and Hobgoblin at £1.25 all year round. The days when the big four could con us into thinking it was an amazing deal to offer four bottles for a fiver have gone.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2539064/Aldi-Lidl-force-big-four-supermarkets-price-war-stop-stampede-customers-discount-chains.html



The daily mail article is a bit disingenuous as the Supermarkets have been having £1 a bottle deal on the really good beers occasionally for years and years.
Banks and Courage best would have to be less than 99p a bottle to shift them because they are not in the same class as the £1.25 ones mentioned. I wouldn't even drink those two if they were free.

Aldi are very good prices on a lot of items, but you need to know your prices because there are often better deals elsewhere and that's definitely the situation with beer. (and many other things).

currychops

which is why I avoid non bottle conditioned beers...there is a vast … which is why I avoid non bottle conditioned beers...there is a vast selection in our Asda but not a single bottle conditioned variety.



Asda sell Shepherd Neame 1698 already mentioned above, which is bottle conditioned. I'm certain my local one has other ones too.
In the end though, the bottling process doesn't really matter as long as I enjoy the drink.

F4STFORW4RD

Possibly because Aldi do Banks's Bitter and Courage Best at 99p for a … Possibly because Aldi do Banks's Bitter and Courage Best at 99p for a 500ml bottle all year round, and also offer Old Peculiar, Hopping Hare, Old Speckled Hen, Imperial IPA, Bombardier and Hobgoblin at £1.25 all year round.



But Banks's Bitter is only 3.8% and not worth more than 99p.
Also Old Peculier and Old Speckled Hen have not been £1.25 "all year round" - this is only a recent promotion

I forgot to mention Newcastle Brown, which is also £1.25 in Aldi.

If a particular beer that you like is available at Asda and not available at Aldi, clearly you will be voting this thread hot. I'm quite happy with Banks's Bitter, so I won't.

tuggy

But Banks's Bitter is only 3.8% and not worth more than 99p.



What a strange thing to say, are you suggesting all that matters in a beer is the ABV?

cjabingham

BM Bargains have ales for 99p!


Yeah, which are mostly <4% guff. Don't get me wrong, they often have some nice beers in B&M, some of the Oakham range for example, or the amazing Lion Stout (which they've not had for ages ). But the decent ones are almost always £1.60 or more...

In my experience though, Asda's lagging way behind Morrisons/Sainsbury's when it comes to craft beers. 95% of what they stock for me are bitters and your typical English pale ale


F4STFORW4RD

What a strange thing to say, are you suggesting all that matters in a … What a strange thing to say, are you suggesting all that matters in a beer is the ABV?


All Lidl's/Aldi's have are your regular bitters, etc - the same drinks they've stocked for years and years. These 4 for £5 deals in Asda are good because you can try imported or limited beers that you've not seen before...

And yes, ABV has a huge impact on beer. We're not talking Tennent's Super Strong here, we're talking beers that have been aged in rum casks, etc. I'd choose those every single time against a bottle of 3.8% Bank's Bitter!


Edited by: "mamboboy" 1st Jun 2014

F4STFORW4RD

What a strange thing to say, are you suggesting all that matters in a … What a strange thing to say, are you suggesting all that matters in a beer is the ABV?


All Lidl's/Aldi's have are your regular bitters, etc - the same drinks … All Lidl's/Aldi's have are your regular bitters, etc - the same drinks they've stocked for years and years. These 4 for £5 deals in Asda are good because you can try imported or limited beers that you've not sene before...And yes, ABV has a huge impact on beer. We're not talking Tennent's Super Strong here, we're talking beers that have been aged in rum casks, etc. I'd choose those every single time against a bottle of 3.8% Bank's Bitter!



I regularly try beers that I haven't "sene" before, but I like drinking Banks's Bitter. Obviously you're entitled to your opinion, and I'm entitled to mine.

Fact: a beer having a higher ABV doesn't automatically make it a better beer. Which beer you prefer is a matter of taste.
Edited by: "F4STFORW4RD" 1st Jun 2014

F4STFORW4RD

Possibly because Aldi do Banks's Bitter and Courage Best at 99p for a … Possibly because Aldi do Banks's Bitter and Courage Best at 99p for a 500ml bottle all year round, and also offer Old Peculiar, Hopping Hare, Old Speckled Hen, Imperial IPA, Bombardier and Hobgoblin at £1.25 all year round. The days when the big four could con us into thinking it was an amazing deal to offer four bottles for a fiver have gone.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2539064/Aldi-Lidl-force-big-four-supermarkets-price-war-stop-stampede-customers-discount-chains.html


How can you compare banks bitter to say an old speckled hen which is in the offer.
There's a huge difference in taste between cheap 3% ales and premium ales!

Aldi offers consistently low prices on a limited range. The range in asda is much wider and as others have said offers you the opportunity to try lots of different types. I worked my way through quite a few when the last deal was on. I don't care whether it's bottle conditioned or not as long as it tastes good. SN1698 was good: also mcEwans Champion (but strong). Doom not as good as draught but still great.

cabbagebike

The title's misleading as most bottled beer isn't "real ale" because … The title's misleading as most bottled beer isn't "real ale" because it's pasteurised & filtered: only the "bottle-conditioned" ones can be classed as such.


That’s a bit of a sweeping statement — keg ales can be real ales too.

davek

Most 'hoovers' aren't Hoovers either …


That’s another sweeping statement. No wait, it’s a vacuuming statement.

As a 43 year old functioning alcohol, I approve of this deal.

cjabingham

BM Bargains have ales for 99p!

F4STFORW4RD

What a strange thing to say, are you suggesting all that matters in a … What a strange thing to say, are you suggesting all that matters in a beer is the ABV?



Asda is not renown for gastronomical shopping !!!

I love this deal when it's on, I urge everyone to try Well's Banana Bread Beer, it's like Beer porn

McEVAN'S champion 7.2 % ABV !! wow...just picked some....:{

£1.25 each in the Scottish stores. Picked some up earlier

cjabingham

BM Bargains have ales for 99p!



Yes have nice range. Currently including a Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale (name I can't remember) and shepherd neame Dragonfire which I am also liking. Wychwood's Bah Humbung too. All about 99p or £1 and flavorful. I started hitting B&M ales and then returned to Carlsberg - ooh how could I have enjoyed drinking that stuff. Back to the bottled beer and B&M have a variety that is pretty good and can include a few oddities from time to time.

Incidentally they have this Ginger Schnapps for about £3.99 which does not seem to be widely available on the high street.
Edited by: "Meathotukdeals" 1st Jun 2014

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grolsch99

I love this deal when it's on, I urge everyone to try Well's Banana Bread … I love this deal when it's on, I urge everyone to try Well's Banana Bread Beer, it's like Beer porn



banana beer...not very a-peel-ing!

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Deedie

£1.25 each in the Scottish stores. Picked some up earlier



£1.25 each...a better deal then?!!

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littel helper

McEVAN'S champion 7.2 % ABV !! wow...just picked some....:{



I prefer McEWANS!!

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grolsch99

I love this deal when it's on, I urge everyone to try Well's Banana Bread … I love this deal when it's on, I urge everyone to try Well's Banana Bread Beer, it's like Beer porn



Walk in to a Booths Supermarket (Northern based) and check ou their beer section...now that IS beer porn!

androoski

Asda sell Shepherd Neame 1698 already mentioned above, which is bottle … Asda sell Shepherd Neame 1698 already mentioned above, which is bottle conditioned. I'm certain my local one has other ones too. In the end though, the bottling process doesn't really matter as long as I enjoy the drink.



They also have three types of Youngs beer which I'm sure is bottle conditioned. I'll be picking up a few next time I'm in.

do asda still sell Cains?

Ah, back on is it..... wont buy em when its the usual 3 for £5.
I particularly like the banana bread beer and the speckled hen.

almo

How can you compare banks bitter to say an old speckled hen which is in … How can you compare banks bitter to say an old speckled hen which is in the offer. There's a huge difference in taste between cheap 3% ales and premium ales!



If you had just typed the second sentence you would have probably gotten away with it. Sadly the first sentence blew away any whiff of credibility that you might have had, as anyone who implies that Old Speckled Hen is a "premium ale" obviously doesn't know very much about good beer!

yorxman

£1.25 each...a better deal then?!!



I will assume from your reply, that you have no understanding of the Scottish laws on sales of alcohol?!!
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