Parkins Special Bitter (Brewed For Sainsbury's Supermarket Plc)
Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd

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Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
England, United Kingdom
English Bitter
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3.14 | pDev: 13.06%
Dec 14, 2019
Jun 25, 2010
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Reviewed by Kritichris

3.18/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Sweet malty taste, not very bitter. Slight metallic overtones which become less noticeable with each quaff. Darkish brown with decent head when poured but which reduces to a few mil when halfway down. Bought as a budget Christmas tipple but pleasantly surprised. Would be a good session beer if available on draft at 3.8. (not 4) ABV. Reminds me of Ruddles Best bitter.
Dec 14, 2019
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

2.48/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
Canned & bought without knowledge of it being CARLSBERG
Pours a clear mid brown body with huge foaming slightly off white head that retreats but isn't going anywhere as drinking from a half pint pot
Malt vinegar and cinder toffee aroma
And that's pretty much the flavour
It's to fizzy and it's missing the bitter finish
Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 3 by Johnq1964 from England

Aug 11, 2013
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Reviewed by CwrwAmByth from England

3.76/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 500ml can into a Youngs straight pint glass

Pours a clear amber colour, with a decent head descending into about 5 mm of lacing floating on top.

Not much of a noticeable scent, except for a bit of malts.

Taste is a new one for a bitter for me, the main presence is toffee and rich dart fruit sweetness, as well as a alot of malts, and a little hop taste, which is mostly sweet rather than bitter to be honest.

Quite a thick mouthfeel as well.

Overall a canny drop, a bit too sweet and thick for me to choose as my regular bitter, but great value for money.
Sep 02, 2011
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Reviewed by AEK from Wales

3.28/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
My brother in law brought a 4 pack of this round a while ago and it has ben stuck in the fridge ever since. Decided to give it a go as I didn't want to open up a bottle of 'nectar', I needed something to quench my thirst. I thought it would be totally naff but I was pleasantly surprised considering it is only a very cheap offering.

A. Seville orange in colour. Had a white head that unfortunately disappeared faster than a flash of lightning, well almost as fast.

S. Fruity malt and caramel.

T. Nice fruity malt, some toffee notes and a low hop presence.

M. Medium bodied and slightly carbonated.

D. Much smoother than I was expecting. Quite a good beer for its low price. Worth trying if you already haven't done so far.
Jun 25, 2010
Parkins Special Bitter (Brewed For Sainsbury's Supermarket Plc) from Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 5 ratings