The Tanner's Jack | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom
greenekingbeers.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 08-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
16.72%
 
 
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3
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1
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Photo of boyessen
2.04/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Received this in a beer of the month shipment.

Little malt in the smell but a skunky scent overtakes the malt quickly.

Tastes similar to the smell but not quite as skunked. Less skunk flavor as I finished the bottle, little more malt and caramel, still can't find the hops.

Very lightly carbonated, with a very smooth mouth feel

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3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bit above the glass gave this beer a big white head above a clear copper honey colored beer that doesn't harbor much lacing at all and which finally settles with no lacing at all.

Light alcohol, sweet caramel grain malts blended with a light sour almost skunky citrus aroma on this light to medium bodied beer.

Sweet caramel malts outweigh anything else that might be going on here.

A light almost dry caramel laced aftertaste might lend this beer to be a good drink with seafood or something, would like to find that pairing, otherwise as a stand alone drink it's not overly impressive.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into my Magic Hat Wacko glass.

A: Bright orange. A minimal beige-ish head disappears within seconds.

S: Like a skunk hiding in grass. Kind of to be expected with the clear bottle I suppose.

T: Surprisingly not bad. Skunkiness on the nose was actually fairly minimal on the palate, but increased as this approached room temperature. A pretty one-note brew otherwise. Brown bready malts are prominent, with just a touch of floralness.

M: Light and fizzy without much else interesting going on.

O: This sure was a beer. Without the review I doubt I would even remember this in a week. Even now I anticipate someday going through my reviews some day when I'm 90 years old and arthritic and saying "Wait, I don't remember that." To be fair, I'll probably say that about a lot of things at that age.

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2.62/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No clear date.

A: Fairly dark for a pale ale. A nice head with decent retention.

S: Faint soap, something else...leather, or is that just suggested by the label? Maybe a touch of sulphur.

T: Subdued caramel malt, some metal and the quickest flash of toast. Hop bitterness on the finish, but no hop character, nothwithstanding the label's promise to the contrary.

M: A bit thin.

O: A dud, but at least the abv is low.

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2/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another clear bottle, another liquid that doesn't look particularly appetizing. Poured, it stirs up some bubbles into the orange and brown beer. Aroma was skunky again, oxidized old wood, musty basement Newcastle brown ale stuff going on.

Still had a musty taste, and furthermore, one absolutely devoid of hops. I mean, I get it, its a traditional english pale, but dammit man, I've had kool aid hoppier than this. Just tasted like fetid swamp water that people threw old tin cans in, because it had that kind of metallic off flavor on top of the staleness. How it packed that much bad flavor into a thin body, I have no idea. Even some mild bad sour notes that might be purely accidental or a result of the clear bottle, who knows. Nothing about this beer was good, way too expensive for crap. BMC all better than this. Have you had an MGD lately?

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

There's a very strong chance that this beer is expired but I have no way of telling.

Appearance - Pours a clear brownish amber color with an inch thick, frothy head. Leaves thin lacing.

Smell - Malty, bitter, sweet, hints of caramel, and a slight bit of leather.

Taste - Strong caramel flavor and very malty. Not so much on the bitter side.. I taste some barley, coriander, and a buttery flavor as well. Somewhat of a residue flavor from the leather I think too..

Mouthfeel - Has a pretty light body with low carbonation.

Overall - This basically tastes like a watered down pale ale. Not much bitterness to it but I like it quite a bit.

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The Tanner's Jack from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.35 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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