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Tennent's Original Export Lager - Tennent Caledonian Breweries

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 17.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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 puboflyons
3.01/5  rDev -1%
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 -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.3/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of Metalbrew
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.76/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of WillAndSarah
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of JasonThaler
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of JLBreier
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Crisp, somewhat refreshing.

Photo of thehyperduck
3.36/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +48%

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4.5/5  rDev +48%

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of smakawhat
3.44/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Photo of cam477
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of BeerBateo
2.83/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Love the big "T" on the label because it is the 1st letter of my real name. Can't comment on the froth, as i blinked & missed it. Minimal bubbles & lacing (reminds me of when the hot tub turns off, less the Unidentfied Floating Objects). The smell is pleasantly sour with a bit of jute undertones, but the taste is mild & low carbonated. Creamed corn comes to mind as its subtle sweetness settles in (try & say that 5 times fast). Would it be safe to say this is a nice "ladies beer"? I'll call it "Tina". My mouthfeels like it wants more, so that is good. Not prickly at all, despite the jute. I'll most likely have it again, by serving it up at my next macrame/potluck/hen party. Cheers!

Photo of tone77
3.24/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Another beer from the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of malts. Taste is crsip, malts, some grains, very lightly hopped, kind of a bit on the mild side, but not bad. Feels light in the mouth and overall a decent beer but nothing special.

Photo of woodychandler
3.55/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My gal-pal, Terry, has gotten remarried and moved to Shaler Township, which is where we stopped at the Giant Eagle on the way to her house. I was not aware that every Giant Eagle has a beer marketplace, but it seems like it. I was ecstatic to find this and Finch's Fascist Pig in CANs and happily scooped up a four-pack of each to further The CANQuest (TM), which was my reason for being out there. I was the guest co-speaker/lecturer for the PGH Cultural Trust's monthly Beer School, run by Tony Knipling of Vecenie Distributing in Millvale and this month's Summer School focus was on CANs! What a hoot.

From the CAN: "Imported from Scotland"; "Always made with pride in the heart of Glasgow [undersigned] H. T. Tennent"; "Estd. 1885".

I must admit that I was rather surprised to see this one here in the US, but it saved me having to trade for it.

The Crack & Glug were flawless and I ended up with two fingers of dense, bone-white head with excellent retention. Once again, I was reminded of meringue. Color was a pretty sunshine-yellow with NE-plus quality clarity, allowing me to see into the future. 28 Feb 2015, to be precise, in Lincoln, NE for a joint birthday celebration with Val MidWest (her 21st and my 50th). Nose was slightly off - yes, it was grassy, but there was a phenolic cast to it, like Band-Aids. Mouthfeel was medium and the nose did not translate to the taste, thankfully. It had the characteristic honey-like sweetness of lager along with a grassy Noble hoppiness. Finish was clean, unobtrusive, and frankly, quite tasty. It was semi-dry and refreshing with the hops really dominating at the end. I hate to come off as jaded, but I have had so many CANned lagers that it becomes difficult to distinguish one from another. For this reason, I CANnot recommend making an effort to find this one, although there was nothing intrinsically wrong with it.

Photo of andrenaline
2.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear golden colour, thin layer of head, little retention and no lacing.

S - Mild, bready, toasted crackers, and a musty grainy finish.

T - Much like any Canadian macro, musty bready notes, sweet corn, hints of tart citrus and the toasted crackers on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly and a touch of dryness.

O - Nothing spectacular here, I would pass this up and certainly wouldn't recommend it.

Photo of mick303
3/5  rDev -1.3%

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Tennent's Original Export Lager from Tennent Caledonian Breweries
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