Friday, June 29, 2012

A Friday Beer !

In the mood for something to kick off the Dominion Day long weekend.....

Say hello to "Tennent's Original Export Lager  !

This was a gift that a friendly neighbour brought to me earlier in the week and we pounded down a few ice cold ones right out of the can while doin some project work in the garage. I held one of the cans over for a closer examination and that is what we are into for today.

It has been a while since I performed a proper beer tasting and it is refreshing for me to go through the process of really sensing out the nature of a brew for a change.

So here we go ....
Snap the tab on the 500 ml can (chilled to about 38C) and there is a nice pop. 5% abv.
The pour is clear and pale golden with a nice white head at about 2 cm thick.
I took a bite off the top froth and was rewarded with a nice hoppy explosion of taste and aroma.
The head settled out quickly after the first taste and completely disappeared in a minute or so.
This left the glass just slightly effervescing as the moments passed.

The nose is a classic banana peel scented hop over light bakeshop fresh breads ... nothing unusual but still pleasant enough.
The sensation in the mouth just a little tangy, light and clean with a slighty sticky sweet after sensation for the finish.

It's onse of those beers that does not over do anything and comes off just right as a thirst quencher.
Overall ... this lager reminds me of the old Canadian classic lagers from Molson or Carling breweries, before they were amalgamated into the big corporate method.

Tennent's ... made with pride in the heart of Glasgow .... so they say.

I say she's a fine thirst quencher and just right for summer BBQ or just hanging around the patio.



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Blogger Riverman said...

Thanks for that - I'll try that one!

6/30/2012 4:36 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Hope you enjoy it ... cheers!

6/30/2012 7:02 p.m.  

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