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

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RATINGS: 585   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   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.


Beershine's rating

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Seems much more like a mild than a bitter to my taste buds. Had on tap, poured with a nitro tap giving the beer that typical nitro head and soft mouthfeel. Balanced, malty, and quaffable but doesn’t rock the boat.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
melush (243) - SPAIN - MAR 13, 2014
Pinta de 50 cl en Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, muy suave, con muy ligero regusto a caramelo

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (100) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
Bier komt pas na een aantal slokken goed los. Eerste impressie is neutraal, echter blijkt later de smaak beter tot zijn recht te komen. Mooie licht rode kleur en goede smaak van fruit, ietwat zuur.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ads135 (2579) - 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 (134) - 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 (31) - 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 (460) - 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 (988) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, 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 (275) - 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 (132) - 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


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