Tennent's Original Export Lager | Tennent Caledonian Breweries

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Brewed by:
Tennent Caledonian Breweries
Scotland, United Kingdom
interbrew.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by slitherySOB on 03-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
19.27%
 
 
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Photo of Exeter
2.91/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dsshuck
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jame515
3.44/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eire
3.53/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvadiat
4.43/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml can, another hard to pin down sideshow from the 'original' Tennent's offering pushed onto we North Americans more than a few years ago, now, yeeeeh?

This beer pours a clear, bright pale (I know) golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, yet broadly foamy, and generally fizzy dirty white head, which leaves some stellar Bonsai tree forest lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet grainy, bready, and corny malt, a touch of less than tethered generic booziness, unloved yeast, and very weak earthy, dead leafy, and musty 'noble' hops. The taste is fairly replete with a sugary, bready and plainly grainy pale and corny malt sweetness, sidling yeast, stale apple and pear fruity measures, and more stupidly weak weedy, leafy, and morbidly floral so-called hop bitters.

The carbonation is damned-near nonexistent for this or any other style after that initial outburst, the body a so-so medium weight, and marketing committee smooth - yeah, but, well, y'know, not so much. It finishes too damned sweet, grainy, and hardly something that my palate might want to further pursue.

Overall, this is yer typical cheap-ass, hard to really get into swill from someone's local macro brewing concern - the stuff you slam before doing the same to your 'opponents' in the stands of your local derby, or whatever the hell it's called over there.

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Photo of fortyfield
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robertas
3.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spreadword
3.94/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.65/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light clean and crisp.
Good example of a Euro Pale Lager

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Photo of chinchill
3.09/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle.
Golden body with a good head.
Aroma: Floral and English hops with faint bread in the nose.
Flavor follows but with less appealing hops.

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Photo of ColdWaffles
3.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tyler_V2
2.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Lemreway16
1.18/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

British lager in general is a poor representative of "Beer" and this gassy, weak tasting is a fine example of how to make a really poor drink. Not recommended.

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Photo of metter98
3.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet, bready malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of bready malts and notes of sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat smooth and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a nice malty backbone that offers light a outs of sweetness and is easy to drink.

Serving type: can

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Photo of johnnnniee
2.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can from Bert's
Pours a bright almost neon golden color with a decent sized bubbly white head. Grainy crackery pilsner malt with a hint of skunk and just a touch of spicy hop. The flavor adds a honey like sweetness and just a touch of sulfur. Decent enough lager, cool that its in a big can, but unremarkable.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased for just ov $2 CDN.

Appearance - A finger and a half of white head on top of a clear crisp golden beer with plenty of lively bubbles. Nice swath of lacing left behind.

Smell - plenty of grain, lots of bready and biscuit aromas more so than usual for an euro pale lager. Slight fusel alcohol aroma within.

Taste- mild bready flavoured lager, light graininess throughout. A bit of a sweet malty backbone.

Mouthfeel - smooth, well carbonated, easy to drink. Lightish body and medium finish.

Overall - a good euro pale lager, refreshing, surprisingly flavourful and easy to drink.

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Photo of rjplumer
2.46/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Aroma is grainy with a hint of skunkiness which is probably due to green bottle. Appearance is clear golden body, fizzy, with a white head about an finger height which does linger for awhile. Taste is a sweet grainy malt. Feels light and wet.

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Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 3/31/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, cracker, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with very poor strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, lightly toasted bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Pretty clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes in the aroma and flavor. Medium carbonation and light-medium bady; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a solid pale lager style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of brandonld23
3.41/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.57/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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