Tetley's English Ale - Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
3.3/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
GLASS: Imperial Pint Glass
TEMP: Chilled to approx 45 degrees
Nice clear amber color. When first poured, it had that reverse cascade effect that Guinness is so famous for. It resulted in a creamy tan four finger head with great retention and excellent lacing.
A very 'soft' nose. Light malt notes. light, golden toasted bread. All-in-all there is not alot going on here.
Like the nose, there is not alot of bold flavor here, either. Light malt sweetness. Biscuity yeast notes. A nice light spicey hops bite on the end.
Feels a bit light in the mouth and yet has a nice level of creaminess to it.
Overall, this would make an excellent session beer. Quite easy drinking, smooth and only 5% abv.
Serving type: nitro-can
08-21-2008 21:06:08 | More by coldmeat23
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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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