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Tennent's Original Export Lager - Tennent Caledonian Breweries

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Tennent's Original Export LagerTennent's Original Export Lager

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73
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tennent Caledonian Breweries visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: slitherySOB on 03-02-2012

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Photo of rjplumer
2.46/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Aroma is grainy with a hint of skunkiness which is probably due to green bottle. Appearance is clear golden body, fizzy, with a white head about an finger height which does linger for awhile. Taste is a sweet grainy malt. Feels light and wet.

Photo of superspak
3.46/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 3/31/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, cracker, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with very poor strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, lightly toasted bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Pretty clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes in the aroma and flavor. Medium carbonation and light-medium bady; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a solid pale lager style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

Photo of brandonld23
3.41/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.57/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Tank880
2.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Dizzy242
3.61/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.01/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the 500 ml. can with an expiration date of 31 Aug 2015. Sampled on January 19, 2015. It is labeled "Original Export" Lager so that is what I reviewed it under.

It pours pale yellow to golden with a very large white foamy head that never really settles back.

Aroma of malts, slightly sweet, rice maybe, and clean grassy hops.

Light to medium body.

The taste is a bit of a rebound over the bland aroma. I do pick up a modest toasted malt character. toffee, and a finish that is mild. A good beer to drink with a hearty pub meal. Maybe stew.

Photo of pfaucett
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcmchew
3.3/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Metalbrew
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Honeybourne
2.76/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of WillAndSarah
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of JasonThaler
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of JLBreier
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Crisp, somewhat refreshing.

Photo of thehyperduck
3.36/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500 mL can from the LCBO, best before May 31 2015. First reviewed back in 2011, although it was submitted under the wrong Tennent's Lager (to be fair, this entry didn't exist yet). Rather than copy the old review here, I'm just going to delete it and give this one a do-over. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a bright, clear golden-yellow colour; a slightly deeper hue than many pale lagers. It's topped with over one finger of soapy white froth, which recedes quickly over the next minute or two, eventually leaving behind a thin collar and film. No lace. The aroma consists of pretty typical Euro lager smells - grainy barley malts, grassy hops, and some corny notes. Neither off-putting nor enticing, really.

The flavour holds up similarly - pale malt sweetness, a little bready but mostly just grainy. Mildly grassy, with a hint of lemon zest toward the finish. This is a fairly clean-tasting lager, with no real strong or weak points. Light-bodied, with carbonation appropriate for the style that provides a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel.

Final Grade: 3.38, a B-. Tennent's Export Lager is a forgettable beer, but as far as Euro lagers go there is nothing inherently wrong with it. The price is reasonable, and it tastes as good as any of the 'big name' Euro lagers - though I'd still take any number of pilseners over this particular brew. This is obviously not the epitome of Scottish lager brewing, but it's passable for the style, and worth a try.

Photo of Squacher
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of DarrenBrule
4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

Photo of nebula1999
4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

Photo of BenSparks34
2/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of sephyrott
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of bilhelm
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Tafyob41
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of xk6m6m5x
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of DamageCase76
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of smakawhat
3.44/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a becker pint glass.

Deep brass gold with thin carbonation and a very tall bone white soapy head. Three fingers tall and keeps a thin white puck while drinking.

Some sticky lager yeast and kind of fruity a little bit. Some corn like sweetness it seems and macro like aromas.

Mild sweetness and some almost estery fruit qualities. Mild white bread toast finish a bit with common macro lager sweetness. Slightly sticky but not too syrupy but corn like sweetness is noticeable it seems. Slightly wet bodied but the sweetness and somewhat syrupy malt bill gives some depth to match

Overall a macro lager that has a bit more to it than usual.

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Tennent's Original Export Lager from Tennent Caledonian Breweries
73 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.