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Tetley's English Ale - Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd

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BA SCORE
80
good

472 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  3.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 12-20-2000)
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Photo of DenisKolkin
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.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of nygannon
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jwoolfe
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of 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!

Cheers!

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of hotsudge
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Nolen12
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of sliverX
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of BGsWo22
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a nitro-can into a Fuller's Pint glass. Fairly clear reddish gold color with several floaties and 2 fingers of dense creamy white head. The nose is nice and malty with aromas of nuts, toffee, and bread.

Light to medium body and a feel that is somewhat creamy due to the nitro. Not bitter at all. There are soft flavors of toffee and caramel that are joined at mid-palate by some tea and lemon spiciness. Very smooth and drinkable.

Overall, a nice mild fairly well-balanced ale. I'd prefer more maltiness and body. Probably won't buy this again as I'm sure there are others out there worth trying that are easy to obtain.

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best by 9/2/13.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy light tan head that settles to a dense cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruits, and a some grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and grain flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat but creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that looks great in the glass but is quite mild aroma and flavor wise.

Photo of Seaba
3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of GRPunk
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nitro-can poured into a nonic pint.

A- Always cool, cascading pour from a nitro can. It ends up a clean, golden-copper body with a pillowy tan head of 1-1/2 fingers. Nice, thick rings left on the glass. Great sustain on the head.

S- A little buttery. Combined with carjacker-like hops it becomes something of a buttermilk biscuit with warm butter. Hopping is floral. Light fruitiness. A little more hopping comes through and almost gets an herbal tea scent.

T- Follows aroma. A little buttery. Nice maltiness suggests biscuit-like or crackery qualities. Lighter hopping is floral. Again with the herbal tea reference.

M- Creamy, smooth. Very nitro.

O- A very drinkable beer. When I sit down for a review, I find it quite flavorful. I'd make it my session beer if it weren't still near $10 for the four tall cans. Why can't somebody make a sub-4% beer at a discounted price???

Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Irish12
2/5  rDev -42.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Tetley's English Ale from Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.