12 February 2006

A new meaning of "finest"

New in Tesco's Finest range of premium own-brand groceries is their French Wheat Beer, which comes in a wonderfully continental 750ml bottle, just like Hoegaarden. That's where the comparisons end though: it's awful. Incredibly bitter and dry, it lacks any of the witbier zest and fruitiness, and at €4 a bottle, it's really not that much cheaper than the branded beers. Avoid.