Tesco Finest Bottle Conditioned Ale

Formerly brewed at Hanlon’s (prev O’Hanlon’s)

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Cheshunt, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle conditioned.
A clean and citrusy amber ale, featuring toffee and floral aromas and hints of tangerine. Brewed from combinations of Challenger, Northdown and Amarillo hops.

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john44 (3111) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle. Citrusy dark amber ale. Caramel and toffee malts. Citrus (oranges) and floral hop bitterness. Nice malt/hop balance. Dry bitter citrusy finish. Nice beer! (2008)

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2010
500ml Bottle at Home 27/04/2010 Fruity aroma. Some carbonation. Small white head. Amber coloured and fruity with an orange flavour. Crisp dry and slightly nutty malt finish.

weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle. Golden brown (texture like sun) with thick mostly lasting off white head. Decent amount of hops and fruit with a lick of sweetness. Pleasantly surprised, it was ok this. Although I think it was more expensive than Orval which they sell in the Handforth store. Which is taking the piss.

DruncanVeasey (8239) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2009
Muddy red with a bilious white slick. What have Tesco been doing to this poor beer? End of festival dead and headless. Red juicy aroma with blackcurrant, mulled orange, earthy and toffeeish malt hints. Damp and heartburn acidic with spoling alcohol notes, yeast, strawberry, oak and blackcurrant. Dry husky finish with a bitter nutty aftertaste. Not enjoyable.

fonefan (49548) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 16, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090123]

johndoughty (5465) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2009
Golden and very clear.Some bitterness with a presence of hops and fruits. This is an example of how to bottle a bottle conditioned ale. Will others please note.

Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle. Hazy tawny amber. Quite malty nose. Toffee with a little fruitiness and floral hops. Not bad for supermarket beer.

Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Aroma of malt. Muddy brown colour with a thin off white head. Malty, vinegary, bitter, sour .

HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2008
I didn’t really like this that much, found it a bit dirty tasting. Very malty and sweet.

SilkTork (5752) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 August 2008 500ml bottle from Tesco. Slightly reddish tinge. Nice hop flavours - amarillo hops are always very tasty. Malt is clean and pleasant with a gentle toffee sweetness, though is mainly a clean, fresh base for the aromatic hops. This is a lovely beer. If the malts pulled more, this would be splendid. [3.4]
Oct, 2010 Bottle from 2007. Pretty much what I said in 2008 for the fresh bottle applies here, though the hops are little muted and rugged, with some stewed tea flavours coming in. It’s a nice beer without being amazing. [3.1]

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