Tetley's English Ale - Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
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Reviews by erz316:
3.98/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Nitro can into old speck pint glass. I shall again follow the instructions: pull the tab and listen for the surge
A - cascading effect as per usual. a nice bright white head settles 1.5 fingers high. the body is a black tea color, brewed just right: a mid amber color.
S - the head has that typical nitro can aroma. in addition it has some malt that gives it sweeter profile. some fruity notes, but indiscernible as far as I can try. maybe sour apples.
T - initial taste is a smooth bitterness, and some malt presence. there is a decent hop profile, though nothing too overwhelming. the hops are just there, being bitter and letting you know whats up. the finish continues with the hoppy bitterness and allows some of the sweetness to come out for the aftertaste. the after taste has some distinct roasted bitterness and sweets.
MF&D - another watery beer, dammit. this could have had some more thickness to it to make it a bit more substantial, but perhaps that is something one give up when going nitro, not always the case I have noticed.
Serving type: nitro-can
02-27-2009 19:15:41 | More by erz316
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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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