If you know me or of me, you will know I like beer. Over the last few years I have been collecting photos of every new beer I have.
I now have over 1,700 individual beers photographed and have realised that many beers that I assumed I have photos of, I haven't.

This blog will be therefore be an account of my quest for new beers to photo and how I enjoyed them (or not).
My email is ralphgant@sky.com.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Some cans from the France trip

I am struggling to catch up on my various blogs and this one is way behind.  I have at least one beer festival and a holiday to catch up on, so best make a start.

The beers from the France trip will take some time to do, I have not actually drank all of them yet, as I brought some of them home with me, to taste at my leisure.

To start with today I will review some canned beers from the France trip (the blog from the trip to France starts here but is also incomplete), I have also included a couple of cans from previous trips that relate to some of the new beers.

Saint-Omer (Leclerc), Falsbourg Bière Blonde de Luxe from France

Saint-Omer (Leclerc), Falsbourg Bière Blonde de Luxe, France

4.5% gold colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma, slightly sweet malt taste. Not a bad supermarket beer (lager to those in the UK) but best drank very cold on a hot day relaxing in the sun.

Heineken (Leclerc), Falsbourg Bière Blonde Spèciale from France

Heineken (Leclerc), Falsbourg Bière Blonde Spèciale, France

8.0% gold colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma and taste. An older photo but it relates to the beer above.  Another supermarket beer stronger but not as palatable as the Falsbourg Bière Blonde de Luxe.

Karlsbrau, Citadelle Blond from France

Karlsbrau, Citadelle Blond, France

4.6% gold colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma, sweet malt taste, most of these beers are very similar in taste and again good on a hot day.

Karlsbrau, Citadelle 8.0° from France

Karlsbrau, Citadelle 8.0°, France

8.0% deep gold colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma, sweet strong alcohol taste, a stronger version of the beer above.

Karlsbrau (Casino and Spar), Kellegen Pur Malt from France

Karlsbrau, Kellegen Pur Malt, France

4.2% pail gold colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma, bitter sweet malt taste, yet another supermarket beer but I thought this one quite drinkable and cheap.

De Gayant, Schoenberg from France

De Gayant, Schoenberg, France

4.2% gold colour with a thin head, malt aroma, thin malt taste, yet another one OK on a hot day but slightly watery.

Saint-Omer (Carrefour), l’Abbaye from France

Saint-Omer, Carrefour l’Abbaye, France

6.2% deep gold with a good head, the aroma is of freshly baked bread, slightly bitter dry taste, a very good supermarket beer.

Kronenbourg, Tuborg Skøll from France

Kronenbourg, Tuborg Skøll, France

6.0% gold colour with a thin head, lime zest aroma, sweet lime and lemon taste, no vodka.   Not good at all, even though it seems to be very popular in France.