'22p a can lager, get drunk for £1. MoneySaving or MoneyWasting?' blog discussion

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  • ManAtHomeManAtHome Forumite
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    Can anyone get ratted on a quids-worth of 2 or 3% lager? Should be promoted - more chance of water-retention than cirrhosis...

    The Powers What Be (aka thicko's in the HoP) should be more concerned about high-strength cider at 40p or so a pint.
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    I drunk Tesco value lager once. We bought four cans at a housewarming party. I offered samples to a couple who were drinking lager (without saying what it was) and the general concensus was that we'd rather not drink at all than drink that stuff again. Of the four cans I think we threw three away. You could pay me and I still wouldn't drink it again.
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  • foul stuff :mad:

    if your gonna drink, do it properly (stella)
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    Best value is Supermarket own brands-not the cheapest, the 5% stuff.
    Sainsburys St Cervious for example, about 1/2 the price of Stella.
  • roddydogs wrote: »
    Best value is Supermarket own brands-not the cheapest, the 5% stuff.
    Sainsburys St Cervious for example, about 1/2 the price of Stella.

    and half the taste no doubt?
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    emmaroids wrote: »
    and half the taste no doubt?

    No it's actually a lot better, a classic Belgian Bier de Garde.
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  • I wouldn't buy the 22p lager personally as I want to buy something with a bit of taste and I wouldn't expect a decent taste from a supermarket own brand at 22p.
    I strongly disagree with this nanny state nonsense about not being able to buy alcohol cheaply however, especially if it is decent quality alcohol at a promotional price.
    I mostly buy stuff when it is on promotion and I can have bottles and cans of lager sitting in the house for months before I get around to drinking them - it annoys me that the government want to take away my right to save cash on alcohol.
    The only thing they will achieve here is that people who want to buy drink at the cheapest possible price to get drunk each day, will start to buy on the black market.
    If anyone remembers the problems people have had through buying fake vodka and the like which have made them seriously ill, then they will recognise that banning cheap drinks could actually cause as many problems as it would supposedly solve.
    Personally, I think I might start making the long trip to France and Belgium once in a while to stock up - result being inconvienence for me and lost tax for the government.
    How many more will do the same?

    Cheap booze is money saving.
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    This whole argument is nonsense. Have all those young people falling around outside pubs at 2am been sat drinking 22p lager? No, they've usually been paying extortionate prices for a pint/bottle all night. In large part I'd say the main people that buy cheap value brand alcohol are those who genuinely can't afford more (and why should they be deprived of a drink if they choose to have one), or alcoholics, and an alcoholic will find a way of drinking regardless of whether the supermarkets sell it cheap or not.

    This country may have a problem with its attitude to alcohol but this is barking up completely the wrong tree. Look at smoking, over the years more and more tax has been added to it to, allegedly, cut the number of smokers - it didn't work. Possibly the only people it might have affected are the poorest. Falsely forcing the price of alcohol up will have no effect except to price those poorest people out of yet one more pleasure. Or, if as with smoking, they continue to have a drink but at a higher price it's simply one more thing to make the poorest slightly poorer.

    I wonder how much of this is being fed by the brewing industry and large name brewerys?
  • I do drink the Tesco Value lager and don't mind it at all. The thing I like (apart from the cost!) is the fact that it is only 2% as I really don't like the stronger stuff - gives me a headache. I think you would have to drink an awful lot of the stuff to get drunk though at that volume %age.

    I can't see that there's a problem with it at all
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  • Isn't it obvious who the 22p lager is aimed at? teenagers sitting in parks, they're just about the only people who would even consider drinking muck like that.

    I've pampered my taste buds over the years & now they will only accept the most expensive whiskey :D
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