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Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Northampton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nitro Keg Ale and Canned Widget Ale. An export strength beer brewed specifically for countries outside the UK. It has the same smooth and creamy characteristics as Tetley’s Smoothflow and incorporates a full drinking flavour. It is well balanced with a complex range of malty and hoppy notes, enhanced by a fruity aroma. Like Tetley’s Smoothflow, it is served at 8°C to give extra refreshment.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
This is a pretty basic ESB. VERY mild with a light straw appearance. Hops are grassy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mintzmeet (235) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Real fermented cidery aroma. Dark cloudy chestnut visual with snowy dense head. Out of a smooth flow can, years and years old. Smells like grapes before it hits the lips. Quite bland except for that traditional bitters flavor. Not as skunky as some others. Exceptionally creamy. "Medium bodied, at best, with a creamy texture, fast finish, watery mid palate and some roast malts and yeasty and hint of bitterness."

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HoppyScallywag (73) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Pretty weak flavored ale......initial first sips are bitter and then subside. Eventually turns to a lesser tasting beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (775) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 18, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste creamy, not much to distinguish flavor. I thought this was so so. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1171) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
On tap. Creamy, I think it was served on nitro taps and very white head. Clear copper. muted aroma, sweet malts and caramel with a slight roast and floral hoppy note. Medium bodied, at best, with a creamy texture, fast finish, watery mid palate and some roast malts and yeasty and hint of bitterness. session style beer but there are better. boring.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
A great looking beer. Lovely golden colour with a rich, creamy head. Slight caramel and roasted malt aromas. Beautiful smooth mouthfeel with minimal carbonation and a light finish. Caramel flavours with a slight bitterness. The flavours are subtle, simplistic and perhaps a little hollow but I like this beer and think it deserves a higher rating than its average. Perhaps it just tastes better because I'm drinking it on the lounge watching the lords test -

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beikes (158) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2013
I really like this smooth and soft palated bitter. Somewhat fruity, which in fact might just be elder og hops shining through. Veri refined bitter malt used here I’m sure, and the pour is just beautiful and hazy dark orange/light cobber. One of my favorite true english

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2013
Widget can. Pours golden with a big, pillowy head with cascading bubbles down the side. Aroma is pretty faint: bready, slightly malty, with a bit of grassy hops. Foam is rather bitter and metallic. Flavor is bready malts, a bit of sweetness, enough bitterness to balance the sweetness. Dry finish. Creamy palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Johnsense (854) - - APR 27, 2013
Hazy gold nitro pour, an inch of head.. Malty, bready aroma. Taste is the same with light hopping coming through. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. I hope you found this review as pedestrian as i found this beer. On tap at kings arms.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ianwelby (536) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2013
Mild hoppy scent and the flavour is also a bit hoppy but sweet too. There’s nothing wrong with it but it’s very middle of the road.


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