Tetley's English Ale - Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
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Reviews by NHGrafx:
3.98/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 14.9 oz nitro can. Freshness date of March 27, 2009.
Pours a beautiful dark amber with almost 2 heads. Millions of tiny cascading bubbles coming up from the bottom briefly forming a darker head before merging with the main fluffy white 2 finger head. Drops to a 1 finger head that lasts for the whole glass and leaves pretty nice lacing.
Lovely aroma. Nice floral aromas from the hops. There is also an interesting spice note that is similar to cinnamon. Some nice malty aromas as well. Some grain like aromas come out as it warms.
Taste is very good. There are some nice malt flavors, and there is another flavor which is like coffee, but its very well hidden. Some hop flavors come out. Slightly bitter finish with that coffee like taste emerging again with some malts. Mouthfeel is very smooth. Carbonation seems pretty light. Very good drinkability. Could easily have a couple of these.
Some weird thing I noticed is the BA website lists it as 5% alcohol, the can in the picture says 4.4% and the can I have says 3.6%, so I am unsure which one is correct, or if they dropped the alcohol content in it. Either way it is still very good.
Serving type: nitro-can
10-28-2008 23:39:30 | More by NHGrafx
More User Reviews:
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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