Tetley's English Ale - Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
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Reviews by GRPunk:
3.69/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nitro-can poured into a nonic pint.
A- Always cool, cascading pour from a nitro can. It ends up a clean, golden-copper body with a pillowy tan head of 1-1/2 fingers. Nice, thick rings left on the glass. Great sustain on the head.
S- A little buttery. Combined with carjacker-like hops it becomes something of a buttermilk biscuit with warm butter. Hopping is floral. Light fruitiness. A little more hopping comes through and almost gets an herbal tea scent.
T- Follows aroma. A little buttery. Nice maltiness suggests biscuit-like or crackery qualities. Lighter hopping is floral. Again with the herbal tea reference.
M- Creamy, smooth. Very nitro.
O- A very drinkable beer. When I sit down for a review, I find it quite flavorful. I'd make it my session beer if it weren't still near $10 for the four tall cans. Why can't somebody make a sub-4% beer at a discounted price???
Serving type: nitro-can
03-01-2013 02:00:24 | More by GRPunk
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3.45/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer is a medium yellow with a little haze to it from the nitro can, which builds up a white head that's creamy, though not the beautiful creaminess and strength provided some by the nitro. Lace is moderate in its body and filmy and, above all, consistent.
It doesn't smell too light to me. It's very biscuit in the malt backbone with sweetness like fruits, including banana, and caramel. It's also slightly earthy, with a little mineral element to it, and with just enough diacetyl to fit guidelines, it seems.
The flavor is a little toastier and leafier with the same earthy backbone and a sweetness that offers the same notes but in less force. It goes a little grainy, and slowly develops a little astringency in the back. The leafy hops seem to end up going somewhat vegetal and offer a slight sourness by the end.
The nitro offers lots of creaminess and a nice flow in the light body with its gentle crispness. What I notice in this beer, though, is that it falls off at the end of every sip and thins out. Still, it doesn't fall too far, and keeps up a pretty good smoothness.
Serving type: nitro-can
06-09-2014 19:31:17 | More by Brenden
Tetley's English Ale from Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.