Molson Coors is gearing up for the cold season with a winter version of Carling Zest.

The limited edition, available now, is a 2.8% abv lager with a hint of spiced orange (rsp: £3.99/4x330ml).

The seasonal brew would build on the success of the citrus-flavoured summer Zest edition, which the brewer said had “performed exceptionally well”.

“Our new brew offers something different to beer drinkers and has tested incredibly well,” said brand director Jeremy Gibson.

On shelf until March next year, the newcomer will benefit from a £2m push kicking off next month and running throughout the winter.