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Tennent's Super Strong Lager - Tennent Caledonian Breweries

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 37.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tennent Caledonian Breweries visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-30-2001)
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Draught in some random bar, Rome, December 2013.

Needed a 9% ABV blast after drink sour craft beers all afternoon elsewhere in Rome: this did the trick.

This is just a hangover in waiting really: however I'll be fair with my scores and words.

Looked good, clear, bright and clean: a true golden brew with a full if thin white head.

Grainy nose and taste, the alcohol barely hidden within the weak flavour.

This is the sort of beer that gives Scotland and Tennent's a bad name.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Tennent's Super Strong Lager may be "Scotland's No. 1 Beer" (as the can claims), but this can was brewed in Maharashtra, India, where the brand enjoys a loyal following. It pours a very pale translucent golden color with a short-lived fizzy white head and lots of carbonation.

The nose is grainy and very sweet. Ethyl alcohol is up front.

The taste is more pleasant than I expected it to be. Bitter alcohol flavors begin to emerge in the middle of the palate, but are quickly masked by barley and rice malts, whose sweetness outstays its welcome. There's not anything special here, but neither is there anything offensive. The sweetness makes the brew quite drinkable. In fact, this strong lager may be too drinkable for its own good. My 500 ml (16 oz.) can disappeared in a matter of minutes.

Overall, Tennent's Super Strong Lager is not a beer I'd recommend to beer drinkers who have access to superior representations of the strong lager/malt liquor styles. But if you find yourself in Delhi with 65 rupees (about $1.25/€1) in your pocket, you might pick up a can. You could certainly do a lot worse here.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle from local bar in Calabria, Italy. Pours a golden copper with a medium slowly dissipating white head. Aroma of toasted double malted malts, barley, grains with some strong tones of fruity alcohol esters. Palate is a medium to full body, slightly astringent dry mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Finish is a combination of toasted malt, grains ending with a good amount of boozy alcohol fruity notes. Overall a bit boozy and sweet, an interesting brew to try once

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Tennent's Super Strong Lager from Tennent Caledonian Breweries
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