TOLLY ENGLISH ALE
Review by Rob
GREENE KING SAY…
Tolly English Ale is officially the Best Low Strength beer in the world, having won a World Beer Award.
It also won silver at the International Beer Challenge.
This fine amber beer has been brewed with a complex mix of hops to produce a balanced bitterness with strong tropical notes.
This fine amber ale has been brewed using a complex mix of hops to offer balanced bitterness with strong tropical notes. All the flavour you would expect from a great English Ale but at only 2.8%
In the interests of BeerClub_UK I couldn’t resist this – £1.20 a bottle! I can understand the price as it pulls in a weak 2.8% alcohol – I’ve seen stronger Shandy Bass, would this be any good?
Colour a beautiful red, ticks a typical ale, smells however a bit cheap, oh dear what have I bought? Oh God, it tastes as bad as it smells. It lives up to its cheap price point, cheep beer = cheap taste.
If you’re going to brew a low-alcohol beer, then do it correctly, this feels like Greene King have bought this into their stable so they have the ‘low alcohol beer’ box ticked, too many corners have been cut and this beer has been given no real love – which I can understand to a point, as who wants to brew low-alcohol beer?
I really cannot endorse this, it just tastes like a cheap beer and I feel a little offended that it has the word English in the title, I’d be embarrassed that the rest of the world thinks this is a typical English beer, it’s not. Avoid.