It’s M&S beer!
Before meeting Aneurin, I barely drank beers and usually opted for a glass of wine or vodka with coke, because I found them difficult to drink at that time. Aneurin is a beer connoisseur, enjoys most kind of beers, takes me to the pub and lets me to try his beer. From there, I was starting to like them and now most of the time I order beer!
But I do notice that I regularly choose Budweiser (which is my favourite), Peroni or San Miguel and rarely branch out. Anything new to me, I’d not try them in case I don’t like them.
Inspired by Mat from Buckets & Spades – after commenting on one of his beer review posts, he tweeted me “You should totally try out some new beers soon, just grab one you like the look of!” – I decided that next time I go out I’d choose something different, other than the usual Budweiser.
One night, Aneurin magically read my mind and brought home some beers from Marks & Spencer I’ve never tried…
Lincolnshire orange barley beer
Brewed exclusively for Marks & Spencer from the Batemans Brewery Wainfleet, Lincolnshire.
“A blend of Lincolnshire barley beer & Seville orange peel.”
I was first disappointed with very bitter (for lack of a better word) after taste but once I got used to it, it turned out a rather yummy orange flavoured beer. The colour was also gorgeous.
Southwold Hibiscus Wheat Beer
Brewed exclusively for Marks & Spencer from the Adnams Brewery Southwold, Suffolk.
“An infusion of Southwold wheat beer & hibiscus flowers.”
This flowery beer is no doubt my favourite out of three. It was light, fruity (not too) and pleasurable to drink. I was skeptic at the first due to the addition of hibiscus flower but I was so wrong to judge! Yum. I want to drink this right now actually!
Belgian Cherry Wheat Beer
Brewed exclusively for Marks & Spencer from the Huyghe Brewery Melle, Flanders, Belgium.
“A blend of Belgian wheat beer & juice pressed from griotte cherries.”
Pouring it into a glass was such a pretty sight, it was bright raspberry red! It was very sweet, or maybe sour. I didn’t entirely enjoy it that halfway through I got fed up with overpowering cherry taste and gave the rest to Aneurin. I would have enjoyed it more if there was less of cherry juice or more of beer – it actually didn’t taste of beer at all.
Trying these different beers were so fun. I want to be still open minded and try more! Like Mat’s advice, I will just grab one I like the look of and try it right there! Not that difficult, right?
Now, tell me what is your favourite beer? Do you stick with the same beer regularly or branch out often?