Lidl Bit Crafty II

The Crafty Brewing Co. Irish Lager. Lidl €4.99.

The Crafty Brewing Co. Irish Lager. Lidl €4.99.

Last week I had a first look at Lidl’s foray in to the craft beer market here in Ireland.  Tonight I tried their Irish lager.

Again made by the Rye River Brewing Company, this is a terrific beer for the price.  Four bottles for under €5 is very good value by any standard.

A lovely crisp, refreshing lager with pleasant hop character.  Although I preferred the Red Ale, this is a lovely beer that would suit a nice warm Summer day BBQ.  It’s a little high in alcohol (5%) compared to some other lagers, so probably not the best choice as a thirst quencher.  Still, great to see this quality of craft beer being stocked in the chain supermarkets.  The price competition can only benefit the consumer.

Next week I’ll try the stout-the last in this range.

Rating: 4/5

Value: 4.5/5

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