Tequila Sombrero Beer

Tequila Sombrero Beer
Tequila Sombrero Beer

It's Friday, and the sun is trying to peek out from behind the clouds so what better way to end the week than with a tequila flavoured beer?

I came across this in my local Aldi and for three pounds and change for a three-pack of bottles, it seemed rude to say no.

It smells mostly of lime juice. No hint of tequila and just a suggestion of a fairly bland sugary sweetness - but maybe it will taste more interesting than it smells.

Err, no. It actually tastes a lot worse. Imagine, if you will, ordering a Fosters shandy and lime. Obviously don't do this in a pub where they know you, or where you're ever likely to return.

Then imagine that they're out of Fosters and have to make do with some sort of alcohol-free horror, and that they're out of lemonade and have to use tap water and sugar.

It's just a sweet, slightly fizzy glass of limeade. Clearly "tequila" is some sort of brand name, as it has no hint of the actual liquor.

I was wrong - a pound a bottle is far too high a price.

This review was originally published 7th June, 2013. It was last updated 1st June, 2023.