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Substitute for barley wine

Posted by firestarter-435430 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by firestarter-435430 - 3 years ago

Thanks again for all help - will have a look next time I go to supermarket and then I can get cooking!

 

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Posted by vivaofsnape - 3 years ago

Use one of the strong Belgian beers that are readily available in supermarkets eg Duval

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Posted by georgeV-988991 - 3 years ago

Carefour, Leclerc, Casino, Intermache, Super U all sell Amsterdam Beer.  The highest alcohol level is in a green can.   It might be that the smaller convenience stores do not sell the high alcohol one but it is certainly on sale at Carefour City in Redon, though the price is much higher than at the Hypermarkets/

Posted by Joyce - 3 years ago

The Cave next door to Lantern Rouge (Chinese restaurant) in Pontivy has an amazing selection of beers of all strengths.  It's open from 10 am to 8 pm every day except Sunday plus it has a bar so you can sample their wares at the same time!

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Posted by firestarter-435430 - 3 years ago

Thanks for the advice - does anyone know which supermarkets sell the Amsterdam beer?

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Posted by georgeV-988991 - 3 years ago

Try Amsterdam Maximator which is 11.6% and retails around 1,60 Euro

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Posted by Rudge - 3 years ago

I think you will find that tradiitional barley wine is nearer 10% alcohol, some beers around this alcohol percentage are available on supermarket shleves here 

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Posted by countrydweller - 3 years ago

Barley Wine is beer-a very strong dark beer usually above 8% alcohol.I remember a lot of the old boys in the pub where I worked as a student used to drink it .It came in small bottles called "nips",so I would have thought any strong dark Breton beer would do