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Tennent Caledonian Breweries
Newcastle Winter IPA

Winter IPA

Mid-amber pour with pretty good clarity. Smallish white head without much retention or lace. Nose gives a simple, toasty malt base and a few hoppy overtones. The tastes follow suit with a solid, caramel malt base and some pretty light hop tones. This beer may confuse American drinkers because they may be looking for a typically aggressively hopped IPA. This is clearly NOT that. The beer actually reminds me a lot of an old style, British, 1970's 'light ale'. It has a very refreshing,...

Tennent’s Lager

Tennent’s Lager

Utterly non-descript and low quality beer experience. Pale urine colored pour, some decent carbonation and a small but perfectly formed head. Some scant lacing. Mild skunk and a typical macro lager corn/grain aroma. Thin body, and a sweet graininess complete the lower than average package. Mildy better than a nasty American macro.