P589 CEEFAX 2 589 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/28   1/8              Our Supermarket Selection WORLD CUP SUPS Settling on the sofa for the festival of football wouldn't "e quite the same without a bottle of world class beer in your hand. To mark France 98 we've given the wine reviews a rest to bring you interesting brews from some World Cup countries. The beers aren't necessarily the cream of the crop but they are off the beaten track and are all well worth a go. Even if your team miss the final you may find solace in thesj fine brews. ———————————— bz Ryan Dilley ——————————— Showbiz 540 Movies 541 Sport 301 The Box Film 98 Main Menu Showbiz
P589 CEEFAX 2 589 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/09   2/8              Our Supermarket Selection WORLD CUP BEER TOUR SCOTLAND Scottish Ale Waitrose £1.29 A heavy and dark lesson in the brewers' art. This has an intense malty flavour which is balanced but not bitter. A complex, almost peaty ale, it's a real treat for those with a brave heart.  Caledonian Golden Promise Ale Waitrose £1.65 More subtle than the Scottish Ale, this approachable organic brew has some pleasingly fruity notes — making it a fine summer sup. A worthy beer for raising a toast to the Tartan Armz. Showbiz 540 Movies 541 Children 500 BBC WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldcup The Box Film 98 Main Menu Showbiz
P589 CEEFAX 2 589 Sat 13 Jun 21:02/14   3/8              Our Supermarket Selection WORLD CUP BEER TOUR MOROCCO Casablanca Lager Beer Safeway £1.09 A refreshing, frothy effort with a character that puts it above standard lagers. Much like the national squad this shouldn't be written off. NORWAY Ringnes Pilsner Beer Safeway £1.09 Heavily chilled, Ringnes does seem a little meek — but its light touch and clean taste were a hit with our panel. An honjst and fresh Scandinavian beer but lacking the authentic pilsner bite. ———————————— by Ryan Dilley ——————————— Showbiz 540 Movies 541 News 101 The Box Film 98 Main Menu Showbiz
P589 CEEFAX 2 589 Sat 13 Jun 21:05/10   4/8              Our Supermarket Selection WORLD CUP BEER TOUR ITALY Italia Italian Lager M&S £3.99 for 4 Peroni and Moretti have a following as fanatical as the Azzurri themselvjs — and this beer plays in the same leaguj. Elegant, if a little sharp, it was ranked in Serie A by some tasters. USA Stroh's Fire Brewed Beer Safeway £1.19 Provjding a relief from the thin, watery tendency of some American beers, Stroh's has a robust and feisty flavour with the merest hint of bitter cocoa. Showbiz 540 Movjes 541 Children 500 CEEFAX SPORT WORLD CUP COVERAGE: 302 The Box Film 98 Main Menu Showbiz
P589 CEEFAX 2 589 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/02   5/8              Our Supermarket Selection WORLD CUP BEER TOUR SPAIN Alhambra Premium Lager Widely av!ilable £1.99 for 1 litre The most popular of all our beers — this was judged to bj the perfect drink for the armchair fan and idjal for a tipple in the sun. Although crisp, some found Alhambra a little dull. Moorish! Cerveza Spanish Lager M&S £4.99 for 10 Thesj stubbies stood up well to thj 1 litre Alhambra. The panel dubbed it a real "thirst quencher". Unremarkable but quite an agreeable flavour. ———————————— by Ryan Dilley ——————————— Showbiz 540 News 101 Children 500 The Box Film 98 Main Menu Showbiz
P589 CEEFAX 2 589 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/04   6/8              Our Supermarket Selection WORLD CUP BEER TOUR BELGIUM Westmalle Trappist Dub"el Safeway £1.39 Trappist beer — by its very nature — doesn't lend itself to summer drinking. This strong example is packed with all the nutty, caramel flavours you'd expect but without being syrupy. Save this drink for post-match celebrations. Liefman's Kriekbeir Waitrose £2.29 Although without the alcopop twang of some fruit beers — this is heavily flavoured with cherries. While not sickly, it's an acquired taste. Showbiz 540 Movjes 541 Children 500 CEEFAX SPORT WORLD CUP COVERAGE: 302 The Box Film 98 Main Menu Showbiz
P589 CEEFAX 2 589 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/45   7/8              Our Supermarket Selection WORLD CUP BEER TOUR GERMANY Aventinus Weizenstarkbier Safew!y £1.99 This dunkel beer has a far more complex character than light "German" drinks which flood the market. Full-flavoured and boasting layjrs of liquorice, it's as mature and accomplished as the Berti Vogt's 22-man squad. Pinkus Organic Draft Beer Widely available, prices vary A light and lemony drink — it slips down as easily as Klinsmann after a 50/50 challengj. An introduction to good German brewing. ———————————— by Ryan Dilley ——————————— Showbiz 540 Movies 541 Sport 301 The Box Film 98 Main Menu Showbiz
P589 CEEFAX 2 589 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/06   8/8              Our Supermarket Selection WORLD CUP BEER TOUR ENGLAND Pig Rye Lager Safeway £1.09 A solidly brewed beer with bags of uniquj character and bite. Pig is quite unlike most English lagers but m!y not qualify as a bona fide crowd-pleaser. The Russian Linesman Co-op £2.99 for 4 A drinkable, crisp little numbjr, deriving its name from famous 1996 World Cup incident when the Russian linesman gave a goal — even though the ball hit the crossbar and bounced back! ———————————— by Ryan Dilley ——————————— Showbiz 540 Movies 541 Children 500 BBC WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldcup The Box Film 98 Main Menu Showbiz