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Monday, January 19, 2009

Tetley's English Ale

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Tetley's English Ale
Carlsberg UK Ltd.
Leeds/Yorkshire, England
Est. 1822

Brain Damage Quotient = 3.6% ABV
Fluid Oz. = 14.9 

Postmortem Brew Review
Opaque caramel color.
Double leveled, creamy head during pour.
Lacing so complete the entire glass is draped in foam.
Distinct smooth, creamy sweetness (vanilla?) throughout.
Medium bodied mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
As the say, it's...
1 for the money ($6.44 for four cans)
2 for the show (nitrogen widget with double foaming head)
3 to get ready (caramel color looking yummy)
........but this ale just doesn't go.

I tasted the malt....but not a bit of bitters. There's a hint of something sweet throughout but I can't make it out. It has a "widget" in the can to give the foaming action of the double tiered head during the pour.

Also disappointing; it has a very low alcohol content. I have heard of 'near beers' but not 'near ales'. Might as well add the NA (non-alcoholic) moniker and have a strong cuppa' Tetley's tea instead of this weak ale. It's even lost on the mother-of-all-beer-websites. Good luck finding the link.

1 comment:

  1. I have to agree -- The first thing I thought when reading this post was "Well, that's a low alcohol content for an Enlish ale..."

    Just goes to show I enjoy your blog :)