When I was at our recent Bloggers Night In, we were offered some lovely alcoholic beverages from Aldi and Carling. I didn’t have a chance to try either of them on the night, but have since sampled the Carling Zest – Winter Berries.
Carling Zest – Winter Berries is labelled as a Winter Lager and only 2.8% ABV per 330ml bottle. The lager includes a blend of blackberries and raspberries. This is a limited edition flavour for the winter months.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this lager, when I first tasted it, I was surprised, the flavour of the berries was stronger than I’d thought it would be. It wasn’t an instant winner for me, I needed to get used to the taste, but having drunk a few bottles now, I actually quite like it. It’s a bit different, I think this would be a great lager for the summer too with the summer fruits involved.
Pop down to your local supermarket and look out for the Carling Zest – Winter Berries, in packs of 4 and 12.
I have also been toasting Monkey’s birthday with an offering from Aldi, not somewhere I have previously associated with drinks.
I love Irish Cream Liqueur, it’s the only liqueur I like, so I was very interested to see what the Ballycastle from Aldi was like. Priced at £4.29 for a 70cl bottle, this looks very attractive for a Christmas purchase.
The verdict, I was very impressed with the Ballycastle and I will be popping into my local Aldi to buy some more very soon.
So I’ve been toasting Monkey’s birthday thanks to Carling and Aldi and I have to thank both companies for supporting our Bloggers Night In, and for introducing me to a couple of drinks I’ve not tried before.