Review by Rob
The Beerclub_UK tour has taken a short trip over the river into France for a week’s holiday, visiting northern France in Normandy, famed for William the Bastard, aka William the Conqueror, but I prefer the aforementioned, for the bloody frogs coming over to England and taking over the country.
‘Tis was when we was little midgets, weak and unable to defend ourselves, took a few rapes & pillages from the Danes, Normans & Romans (& others) to sort that out, but more importantly – what did the French do for our beer?
- YES – the French ladies do shave
NO – they don’t wear berets
YES – they do say ‘ooh la laa!’
- NO they don’t wear garlic around their necks
- And YES the Germans do stick cheese in their ears when the French sing.
Now the French despise a chain or global company, so you won’t find Tesco’s selling 3 for a fiver here, only small bespoke companies, something which the UK beer industry thrives on, positive signs. Except Normandy is a cider loving region. And croissants, cheese & baguettes – bugger. There was me hoping it would be like Belgium or Holland… let me see if I can buy some decent, French, continental, strong, beers…
I sent the wife to the supermarket and this is what she came back with.
It’s difficult to find anything on this ‘beer’ – possibly due to the fact it isn’t really a beer – more in the non-alcohol/lemonade section really.
I think it could well be a Lidl own brew, however I won’t waste any further time looking.
Can’t make out the French writing on back but 71% lemonade & other stuff.
Wife went to shops with instructions in buying me some strong French beer and brought back this lime flavoured piss water by the case full – divorce grounds me thinks.
She duly drunk it.
Oh dear welcome to France…. Let’s hope I can find some proper French beers, to bring you some proper reviews, in the coming days.
Back tomorrow with an update.