Award-winning range of world craft beer for sale
Dunns Food and Drinks have expanded their online offering again. We reviewed their sister company Wine Line Scotland recently so this time we had a taste of some famous German and Belgian beers from The Beer Town.
The Beer Town website offers a huge range of not just beer but also cider. With bottles and cans from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan…the list goes on! There are well-known names like Hoegaarden, Erdinger and Chimay and some lesser-known, such as Tegernseer, Flensburger and Gulden Draak. We are partial to Belgian and German brews so went for a mixed case of German beers and a mixed case of Belgian fruit beers. There are also Spanish, Scottish, Craft Beer and Premium mixed cases available.
Order online and The Beer Town will deliver orders for free over £60 to areas which includes the Central Belt (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ayrshire and Fife) Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth. You can also collect from their depot with a minimum order of £30.
So onto the beers. We had a German Mixed Beers Case (£42.99 for 20 x 500ml bottles or £2.15 per bottle). This included:
4 x Rothaus Pils
4 x Furstenberg Lager
4 x Ayinger Hells
4 x Hofbrau Original
4 x Schneider Weiss (Tap 7)
Rothaus Pils (5.1%): A crisp pilsner from the Black Forest region of Germany. Well-regarded by those in the know. Order a case of 20 x 500ml for £44.09 or £2.20 per bottle.
Hofbrau Original (5.1%): The famous Munich lager – the first time we ever had it was in a Munich beer garden in fact! This is a clean malty lager. Hofbrau produce a range of other beers including an Oktoberfestbier of course. Order a case of 20 x 500ml for £42.35 or £2.11 per bottle.
Ayinger Lager Hell (4.9%): From just outside Munich is the Ayinger brewery. It may not be as popular here as the others but the brewery has won a slew of awards and this is an incredibly smooth, malty lager with an aniseed finish. Order a case of 20 x 500ml for £33.41 or £1.67 per bottle.
Schneider Weisse (5.4%): G. Schneider & Sohn make a range of exceptional beers and one of the readily-available varieties is Tap 7. A light wheat beer that is soft, smooth and silky sweet, a bit like melted boiled sweets!
Fürstenberg Premium Lager (5.3%): A classic lager, popular in bars across Glasgow. A good everyday lager with no nasty aftertaste. Order a case of 20x 500ml for £37.08 or £1.85 per bottle.
Our Belgian Mixed Case (£37.99 for 12 x 355ml bottles or £3.16 per bottle) included lambic fruit beers from Lindemans:
3 x Lindemans Kriek (Cherry)
3 x Lindemans Framboise (Raspberry)
3 x Lindemans Cassis (Blackcurrant)
3 x Lindemans Pecheresse (Peach)
Lindemans Kriek (3.5%): The most traditional and common (we believe based on visits to pubs in Belgium!) lambic style of beer, made with wild yeast and sour cherries so the finished product is quite tart, full-bodied but low on alcohol and big on cherry flavour. A case of 12 is £28.80 or £2.40 per bottle.
Lindemans Framboise (2.5%): This is another traditional lambic beer. It’s not just the fruit which provides sourness, the process of using wild yeast produces a naturally sourer beer but it still has a fruity sweetness and lots of raspberry flavour. Again, it’s low on alcohol so you can drink more. 😉 A case of 12 is £30.04 or £2.51 per bottle.
Lindemans Cassis (3.5%): A lambic beer with blackcurrant this time, again low ABV and a strong fruity taste so a bit like adult Ribena!
Lindemans Pecheresse (2.5%) – This was our favourite for being a bit more unusual, even the label is different, with an art nouveau look. Blended with peach juice, it is especially refreshing as a session beer on a warm sunny day. Interestingly ‘Pechersess’ means ‘sinful peach’ in French!
So, should you be missing the pub and you’d like a selection of great beers delivered to your door fuss-free then we can heartily recommend Beer town.
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Disclaimer: we received a complimentary case of German and Belgian beer to help promote this new service from Dunns