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


on tap

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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Gorgeous tiny bubbles make for a beautiful head, and the mouthfeel is so smooth. However, it drops off from there. A decent toasted malt flavor, but no aroma to speak of, and pretty simple all around. Its easy to drink though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1351) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Pours burnt orange with a generous creamy head and nice lace. Moderate toasted malt aroma with a touch of floral, leafy hops. Crystal malt flavor characteristics up front, with a nice leafy hops bitterness that comes through to fill it out. Highlight of the beer is its creamy smoothness on the palate. Nice carbonation, and a malt sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Tap @ Three Lions Denver. Pours a dark burnt orange appearance with a fluffy, cream colored head. Apple fruity, pear, a bit citrusy, toasted malty, earthy aroma. Apple juicy, orange citrusy, toasted cracker malty flavor. Pretty big fruit presence. A little buttery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9264) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2012
16 ounce widget can from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber ones the nitro fades. Typical nitro creamy tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, stone fruits and herbal notes. The taste is bitter hops, toasted malts, nutty notes and a bit of clay. Thin bodied. Pretty bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bshep (114) - - APR 27, 2012
Absolutely terrible, wish I had never got this. Taste terrible, looks terrible, just TERRIBLE

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BreWedge (341) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2012
On tap @ Cheshire Cat in Ottawa. Poured clear brown/red with a thick, creamy, persistent head. Aroma was grain/malt. Tastes were malt, mild toffee, slight bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel with a mild bitter finish. Great session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2452) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Originally rated September 2004. Served from the can. Poured a golden-amber colour after finishing the cascade effect (from the nitro). Formed a beautiful off-white, thick and creamy head that stayed alive throughout the experiences. It has a nose of slight bananas. The aroma is where this brew could improve. Taste starts on a slight bitter note, and ends with a smooth finish. Could also taste hints of caramel and molasse. Mouthfeel is pretty thin, but the creamy head help a lot. One great session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (7223) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
440 ml can with a widget inisde. Best by: 15/05/12. Creamy descending nitro appearance, that slowly lifts to reveal a clear golden color. One-finger creamy off-white nitro-like head. Thick, even full-coverage lace. Very light, smooth carbonation. Creamy, dry texture. Not much to the aroma. Mild, malty mustiness. Some muted hoppiness. Nice, kind of bitter-savory taste. I enjoyed this, it’s a pretty decent - great to enjoy with some Lebanese meat pies.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rjwhite41 (53) - osceola, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2012
440 ml nitro can poured into a pint glass. Looks the same as the pic and is labeled Tetley’s English Ale but is labeled as 3.6% instead of the 5% listed on this website. Says brewed in Leed’s by Carlsberg. Pours a clear orange/amber, looks a bit like tea. Has a dense creamy white head, obviously from the widget. Smells of grain, bread, and mild light fruit accompanied by the usual widget can smell. Taste is extremely light with grain and light bread in the front and finishes with a moderate bitterness. The bitterness lingers. Overly creamy for a bitter from the nitro treatment but with a reasonable level of carbonation for the style. I thought it tasted stale so I checked the date on the can and it expires in a couple of weeks. I had this a very long time ago and was not overly impressed but I do think it was maltier and sweeter when I had it last. Average beer at best, I will not be buying again but would be willing to try on tap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Minimal aroma. Poured a light brown in color. A ver mild english ale...I dont care much for it, but it seems true to the styke, especially for a can.

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