Tetley's English Ale - Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
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4.31/5 rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This ale is strangly addictive, and a great session beer
I would call it a cross between a Scotch Ale and a Cream Ale, with a thinner body and a Guiness like head on the beer
The top is frothy / creamy / smooth like a Guinesss, and the body is reminicent of a thinner version of a Smithwicks, and it goes down very smoothly
It is slightly sweet with malt and carmel and inoffensive - almost no aftertaste other than a slight bitterness to cut the sweetness which disappates almost immediatly
It tastes just about the same on draft as it does out of the can, great session ale and I would recommend giving it a try, it can be had in singles or 4 packs at Total Wine so it is easy to ge a hold of
Very happy I recently ran into this
Serving type: nitro-can
10-23-2013 17:37:04 | More by Dapuma
3.71/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Lovely copper hue that it shows off. Thick crown of flat, dense nitro-foam. Love the looks of these beers.
Semi-staled grains, husky fruitiness maybe, and a subtle hop note--probably East Kent. Has a solid character to it, despite the lack of magnitude.
Tea-like hop finishes with mild bitterness as true cereal grains come through with a quaint English twist. Faint dry apple note. Even a little dextrinous.
Milky feel with a nice and light carb feel. Accents the mouthfeel nicely, but the body could've carried a bit more weight. I'm being picky, because I typically love these nitro-pales.
All in all, Tetley's is good stuff. Recommended.
Serving type: nitro-can
10-15-2013 02:54:22 | More by thecheapies
3.55/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Had a 250ml half pint on tap at the nearby pub. Served into a 250 ml Kronenbourg 1664 half pint glass.
Appearance - Beer first arrived it was a hazy light brown body with a thick creamy white cap (1/2 finger thick). A few minutes later the beer was clear and copper in color, with the exact same thick creamy head on it. Impressive head and kind of neat that you can actually watch the beer change from hazy to transparent.
Smell - Little bit floral, and mild malts were also perceptible. Not a big nose, but given the low ABV, the fact that much of anything was perceptible was a nice surprise.
Taste - A like beer with some tea leaves that have been left in the beer to help flavor it for some time. A little bit of biscuity mild malts and finishes a bit bitter, but obviously not to the extent of a Bitter or even many other English Ales. Again, rather flavorful an unique in character all things considered.
Mouthfeel - Extremely rich and filling in the mouth, yet light enough going down that it could almost be palate cleansing. Very crisp and refreshing. probably the best part of this beer.
Overall - Quite a good beer, and one that you wouldn't worry too much if you threw a couple back, with remarkable complexity in the feel of it light yet perceptible, complex but not bewildering.
Serving type: on-tap
08-07-2013 17:23:42 | More by DenisKolkin
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
Tetley's English Ale from Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
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