Brewed by Sainsbury’s
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml cans.
Originally described as a "A traditional bitter brewed in Leeds." Confirmed that it was brewed at the "Tetley" brewery in Leeds. However, since the closure of that brewery, production has moved elsewhere, to a location that Sainsbury’s refuses to divulge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
can. clear caramelly smooth white head. hoppy aroma, some bitterness, flavor is bitter, fruit peel bitter, malty. nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
Clear golden with a small off white head. Fruity and malty nose with hints of caramel. Same goes for the flavor. Finished druity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
leaparsons (8783) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2005
Tinny. Amber in colour with an off-white head. Aromas are caramel malts with some light berry notes. Flavours are caramel and toffee malts but without much character. Some fruitiness helps. But overall this is pretty dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fin (8255) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
Can. Had this courtesy of a friend whilst at Towersey Festival, even though I’ve had this before it was a bit of a blast from the past, Sainsburys have been churning this one out for years now. Some fruit on the nose, smells and tastes a little bit better than the normal stuff, still a bit metallicy but I’ve never been keen on beers in cans.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2007
Big offwhite lasting head. Orange body with carbonation. Vague straw and metal aroma with perfumy notes. Dry watery perfumy caramel and malts taste; quite artificial. Mild and mellow, but mouthfeel is sharpish. No aftertaste. Boring, not very good. (0.5l can from Sainsbury’s.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2010
Can.Pours golden amber with a dense white head.Aroma is fruity with some hints of citrus ,yellow apples and malt.Flavor is sweet caramel malt, metallic and fruity with some bitterness.Thin to medium body,average carbonation.OK bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6200) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
Can (500ml). Not much to say - odd light yellow colour for a bitter, cheap/sweet aroma, light characterless bitterness. The taste - well, uh, sweet, slightly dry, incredibly light, slight tinny aftertaste - half-decent and more or less thirst-quenching. Nothing much to report.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (5637) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Not as bad as you might expect from a supermarket own brand. Copper with very little head on it but it has a smooth texture with light toffee notes. Slightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2005
Aroma is stronger than the regual parkin’s, grassy hops, though the nitro head is hard to pull to much from. Taste is also very similar with a agaoin grassy malty caramel taste with a more bitter finish. This however makes it slighty not as easy to drink, by this i mean u couldnt drink the can in one drink as easily, hehe. Nothign special but again better than expected.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 Dec, 2004 Can. Slightly more fruity than the 3% regular Parkins. Not a great beer, but drinkable. [2.2]
Dec, 2006 Can. Inoffensive. Softly fruity. Mild hops. A soft, pleasant beer of moderate character. [2.3]

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