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Tennent's Lager - Tennent Caledonian Breweries

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Tennent's Lager
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BA SCORE
74
okay

249 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 17.92%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tennent Caledonian Breweries visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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Jason

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3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: Green 11.16 US fluid oz bottle. Thistle flowers adorn the label and are raised in green on the bottle. Gold foil neck sheaf exclaims its import. Damn fine bottle, apart from being green.

Appearance: Very pale and extremely clear with a most amazing sticky froth with a lace that climbs the pint.

Smell: True lager aroma with an evident noble hop aroma and slight malt nose.

Taste: Very light lager with some malt and hop leafiness. Overall this tastes a bit thin with little carbonation. A spicy bitterness pulls through at the end with some sweetness.

Notes: A light yet refreshing lager. Still far superior compared to other light lagers, almost too drinkable as we could drink this all night long without complaint.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2002 11:15:11 | More by Jason
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Tennent's Lager from Tennent Caledonian Breweries
74 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.