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Sunday 28 December 2014

Ten best bottled beers

1. Modelo Especial


Unlike many other Mexican beers, you don't need a chunk of lime to enjoy this light and frothy lager. Perfect for those sunny afternoons spent soaking up the rays. 
£1.58 per bottle, bottlebankwine.co.uk
1. Modelo Especial
Unlike many other Mexican beers, you don't need a chunk of lime to enjoy this light and frothy lager. Perfect for those sunny afternoons spent soaking up the rays.
£1.58 per bottle, bottlebankwine.co.uk
2. Meantime London Pale Ale
Voted one of the world's 50 best beers, this robust and full-flavoured ale offers a slight grapefruit aroma and a level of hop fruitiness to reckon with.
£1.79 per bottle, waitrose.com
3. Anchor Steam Beer
Deep, amber-coloured beer, which hails from San Francisco. A hybrid brew, it is fermented warm, like ale, but with a lager yeast. Crisp and clean, it has cracking caramel notes and a creamy head.
£1.87 per bottle, bottlebankwine.co.uk
4. Quilmes Cristal
The most popular beer in Argentina and it's not hard to see why when you crack it open. It has a delicate, fresh taste with a delicious honey finish.
£1.39 per bottle, beersofeurope.co.uk
5. Fuller's Discovery
This thirst-quenching blonde beer from the west London brewery contains a blend of barley, wheat, liberty, and 'saaz' hops, which add gentle bitterness. The result is a distinctive, citrus-flavoured tipple.
£1.85 per bottle, sainsburys.co.uk
6. Paulaner Original
Produced in Bavaria at a 17th-century brewery, Paulaner's pale gold colour, smooth barley taste and grassy hop finish makes it perfect for warm weather.
£1.55 per bottle, majestic.co.uk
7. Southport Golden Sands
Declared the best bitter in Britain at the 2009 Great British Beer Festival, the triple-hopped tipple takes its name from the seaside town in which it is brewed and is packed to its head with pleasant citrus tones.
£2.50 per bottle, southportbrewery.co.uk
8. St Mungo Lager
The sweetness of the malt is perfectly offset by the bitterness of the hops. A great accompaniment to all that summer barbecue food.
£3.40 per bottle, westbeer.com
9. Sharp's Doom bar
Sharp's is the largest brewer of cask beer in the South-west and Doom Bar is its most popular beer. With its balance of spicy hops, malt-tinged bitterness and lingering finish, it's a real tastebud tickler.
£2.42 per bottle, sharpsbrewery.co.uk
10. Bacchus Kriek
Belgian-brewed, with a fruity flavour and served in a half-champagne bottle - what's not to like about this ruby red brew?
£2.99 per bottle, beersofeurope.co.uk

Fill up your cooler-box and savour some of the world’s best beers – from crisp South American lagers to fruity English ales – with these top ten tipples.

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Source: Independent

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