Peroni Nastro Azzurro 330ml-6pack $18.99
Unlike some so-called imports, Italy’s Peroni beer, now part of SABMiller but, is still brewed in Italy and maintains a distinctive style. When I think of Italy, I think of products like Campari with its sweet core and tart, dry finish. Peroni is like this – lager in style but deliciously tangy and dry.
Floris Chocolat 330ml $5.90
Belgium’s great specialties – wheat ale and chocolate – come together in this exotic brew. It’s a modest 4.2 per cent alcohol and combines the refreshing qualities of beer with the seductive aroma and taste of chocolate. It’s an oddity for sure, but one that might make good company for the Christmas pud.
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