Tetley's English Ale | Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd

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Tetley's English AleTetley's English Ale

Brewed by:
Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by canadianbarman on 12-20-2000

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

Photo of paul718
4.71/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JimCanning
4.6/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I'm here in the USA, I had this beer once many years ago when I was in England with the US Marines. A few years ago, while living in South Florida, I was able to buy this again, however I moved to Pennsylvania, and I can not find it anywhere. I was searching and found this site tonight, can someone PLEASE send me some info on where I can order this and have it shipped to me? Thank you very much if you can. Jim at [email protected]

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Photo of Lightweight
4.55/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of my local brit pubs here in Oregon has this on draught. It takes a while to pour, and comes out with a beautiful creamy head. While it initially looks a bit daunting, particularly with mood lighting, it is a very smooth ride. This was the perfect companion to enjoy with the World Cup, as it goes down effortlessly (nothing to detract from the action). The malty flavor is quite mild. Very drinkable.

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4.51/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ah man, what a great beer. I dunno what else to say. It's just really good. Has that great creamy English ale taste that I love. Extremely thirst quenching. You can drink this stuff like it's water, but it's nothing like water. This isn't an especially unique beer, but it's pretty much top-notch.

It has a really creamy head like Boddington's. Maybe slightly less creamy. But it's a better beer overall (not that I don't like Boddington's).

My can says 3.6% ABV.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is from a nitro can poured into a British pub glass and it is surprisingly yummy. L: It is hazy orange amber under a 1” white foam collar that provides thick lace. S: Bready malt, slight fruit and nut aromas. T: Creamy and drinkable, slight sweetness in the background, malt prominent, lingering hop aftertastes backed by pleasant, biscuit malt – the nitro can sweeps out all of the bitter hop flavors. F: Fairly light but super creamy. O: This is so soothing – this is what you might drink when you have an owie.

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of jdmorgan
4.48/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This pub draught ale poured a dark gold into a pint glass and had a 1 1/2 finger white head which was larger than I would have thought.

The smell was soft with aromas of crystal malt and a bit of hops. There was a hint of butter aroma there too, but very slight. Smooth. That's how I'd describe the taste. It had a full and creamy malt flavor that was very infused with the nitro. The hops were represented well too, and in good concert with the malt profile. They definately weren't as strong as some pale ales, but their low presence makes this an ideal popular pub draught style. Consistency was thick and nitrogenation was low/medium.

I'm not a huge fan of nitros, but this one was so smooth that I found myself quaffing it down quite easilly. This is a very drinkable ale, and I was very happy with it. I didn't get the "watered down" taste that I have had with others like it. Its low ABC of 3.6% makes this beer ideal for sessions, and it's going to become one of my new favorites. Highly recommended.

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4.47/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lustrous bronze with an upward rain of beige creambubble.
Smelling these nitro brews is all about plotting which nut on the spectrum of roasted nuts it is most like. This is darn close to pecan, one of my favorites.
Nuts, cream, caramel and butterscotch are the flavors. No bubblegum or metal or banana...well, maybe butter-fried bananas with brown sugar and burning brandy...spanish coffee...not sweet though. Boiled hops must be helping to keep this dry, but they are distant. Quite roasty on the finish. Mmmm.

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4.4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Light roasted malt, not a lot of hop presence. The scent is understated and mild but there, maybe poured a bit cold so may increase.

Light creamy presence on the palette. Mid range of carbonation, this had the nitro widget inside also which likely adds to some of the mouthfeel.

Light copperish in color, with nitro it results in a nice rather creamy stark white head which is lacing nicely.

Light bready malt flavor, bit of nutty flavor much lighter than a nut brown. Some residual bitterness but minimal, goldings possibly?

Rather, I would love to see how many I could go through. 3.6% abv, it is meant to be a sessionable beer and it definitely is.

There's something that really does it for me with this beer. I like the nuance of the aroma and bitterness along with very high drinkability. Might be a bit dull for some, but one of my favorites.

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4.38/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance - Real nice creamy head. I had to wait some time for it go down. Gold color and nice lace.

smell - Nice sweet malt.

taste - Malt, caramel, and some hops, nice balance here.

mouthfeel - Nice and creamy.

drinkability - Easy drinking beer, enjoyed it alot.

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4.36/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

yes, it pours exceptionally no matter what the engine is...deep creamy nano-bubbles cascade up and down like the Guinniess turbulence i am used to witnessing. just a beautiful sight. blond creamy head that stays solidly at a heft 1/4 inch or more revealing a nice clear amber ale to view the world thru

floral bready nose. doesn't shout out. or whisper.

it's got that purebred english pub ale taste, very smooth, the heavy foamy head sticking on the way back down to sea level. slight bitterness joins in with the silkiness (nice mouthfeel that doesn't showcase much carbonation on the tongue). nothing too plain or too outlandish. just a great english breakfast! as it warms, it reveals more. pour two. the second one will be even better. like a hot biscuit out of the oven.

very drinkable. i'd session this with fish and chips. of course.

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4.36/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a nitro can, it is a beautiful sight. A thick, fine head eventually settles, revealing a clear copper/light mahogany color.
The scent is faint, but definite hop aromas are present.
The taste is surprisingly light-it is a bit bitter per the style and has an earthy/wood undertone.
very smooth and creamy feel.
I could drink a lot of this beer.
The best example of an english ale I have encountered.

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4.36/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- poured beautifully from a very english looking 14.9oz nitro can. came out creamy and cappuccino colored and cascaded rapidly with pulsating waves that blow guiness and boddingtons out of the water. the stouts seem to take longer to settle which makes for a longer show, but this ale had sweet special effects and after cascading completed, ended with about 15 seconds of transparent fading from the bottom up to translucent to opaque to the foam which finally formed a 1in hard layer of dense creamy pancake batter above the transparent brown copper amber body that settled to 1/2 and stayed there the whole time.

S- banana bread, yeast, malt, caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, sour apple, sour grapes, alcohol

T- sticky mild bitter up front followed by caramel, toasted banana bread, cereal, granola, butter, water, and a mild floral fruitiness that creates a pleasant mild aftertaste.

MF- creamy and smooth like drinking velvet. feels light but seems heavy due to the nitro creaminess. great balance of mild sweetness and mild bitter hops. though there were lots of little bubbles stickin to the glass, i feel the beer itself was a bit undercarbonated for a pale ale.

D- a light and tasty brew i could easily drink all 4 pints, i would just like a lil more carbonation and a some stronger flavor

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4.35/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a most wonderful brew! The mere appearance of this stuff is fantastic, pouring at first with about the clarity and colour of brown gravy. The immensly thick "tight" head (almost no bubbles, just cream) was nearly as good as the ale itself. The smell was about typical for this style which is unparalelled by any other style of brew in my personal opinion. As you drink this truly exeptional liquid, the thick, creamy head leaves a most lovely lace, which is so thick, one would hesitate to call it a lacing at all. Coating, perhaps, more closley describes it. The taste is quite strong of malt, with a faint hint of banana on the finish. The mouthfeel is near heavanly, aswell. It's quite lightweight and goes down smooth and easy. I don't know why I even bother with so many other styles of brew. This style, and this one in particular, are truly marvelous.

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Tetley's English Ale from Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
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