Brewed by Wellpark (Tennent Caledonian - C&C Group)
Style: Pale Lager
Glasgow, Scotland


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Inspired by an original recipe created by Hugh Tennent in 1885 and brewed using malted barley, water and hops in the heart of Glasgow. It’s about as local as export lagers get.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle 330ml.
Clear light to light medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, hay - grass, cabbage water, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090408]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (12763) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
330ml bottle (Stockmann, Tallinn)
Outragious limey hop extract aroma, quite a turn-off. Shame, as they’re clearly trying to pretend that they care about hops. Ugh, a slickly bland creamy malt, something makes me gag just a little. Weak watery palate, but fitting carbonation. Finish does some extracty hop bitterness. Pretty poor lager, only the aroma was any good at all. Hops were so extracty, but I have to be a little bit charitable as I recognised the fact that they’re noble and citrussy. Almost certain overrate, but I was in a good mood after the last beer (not a tick, a homebrew).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daniele (7557) - ITALY - DEC 4, 2013
Chiara buona schiuma discreta persistenza cereale metallico lieve erbaceo astringenza poco amaro

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Osprey (5466) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2016
330ml green bottle from an offie in Rome. Pretty much free. As ’Tennent’s 1885 Lager’, 5%, BB Aug 2016. Birra Scozzese. Seems to be brewed solely for the Italian market. Pale orange, clear, lightly sparkling, small scummy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is sweet pastry - custard slice, cornflakes. Body is light yet fills the mouth with foam, tingly carbonation. Taste is tonic water, light metallics, very pale malt, light sugar. Not much taste. Not unpleasant at all - just very light. Too fizzy on the stomach.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2015
330ml bottle. Pale yellow color. Medium size, white head, stays. Malts and terrible hop exctract in aroma. Sweet, sugary, papery, hop extract, corn, cereal in taste. Bad. Never again!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jaghana (5286) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 20, 2015
Can 50cl, a clear yellow beer with medium head. Nose is on dry malt, wet paper touch and slightly oxydated like. Aroma is very low, watery, dusty hops, wet paper, again a poo fruit notes oxidated like, very boring and thin.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Arve_Christian (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
Backlog nov/dec 2010., bottle from Systembolaget. Golden color, ok foam. Light bodyb& complexity Pretty standard industria

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4353) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2009
Bottled. Pale golden colour, small white head. Aroma has a hint of grassy hops and malts. Flavour is slightly malty and grainy. A bit metallic and watery. Dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4192) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2013
330ml bottle from A Tutta Birra, Milan. This beer is brewed 3 miles from my home but this is the first time I have seen it. Amber yellow colour, big foamy head. Corn resin malt aroma. Biscuit corn & vanilla flavour. Quite smooth for a lager. Sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Calisky (2383) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 2, 2015
Couleur dorée, mousse qui disparait. Nez malté doux et note de vieille pomme. Gout leger vieille pomme, malté doux et note de céréales. Corps aqueux. Fin légère fruitée metal.

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