Tetley's English Ale - Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
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Reviews by Jsteez:
3.93/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a dimpled beer mug from a can.
A-Poured a deep golden light brown hue; quite a cloudy look to the beer. An off-white, 2-finger whipped cream head that never disappeared. Left a pool of cream at the bottom of the glass, with some sticky lace on the sides. I could have eaten this with a spoon.
S-Light, slightly nutty and malty, with a hint of sweetness. There was a trace amount of caramel, too. Nice smells for a light beer.
T-Because this is a light beer, all the tastes were so light, yet so flavorful. Nutty, some bread, caramel malt, and a bit of some type of fruit, I couldn't quite pick what fruit it was. There was also an ever so slight taste of sweet ice tea and some English muffins. The backend was a little bitter and dry from the hops. Great balance of light flavors and just a touch of dry.
M-Thin, yet creamy mouth-feel. It was quite light on the carbonation and it had a thin and watery feel. It was so light and refreshing, and crisp. Could easily drink a couple.
Overall-Why can't American big name brewers make light beer this good? It is an ultra light ale, with a lot of subtle flavors that keep you craving for more. For a big name international brand beer, it is pretty good. Perfect for the hot summer months!
Serving type: nitro-can
07-15-2013 15:21:50 | More by Jsteez
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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
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