Tetley’s Smooth Flow Bitter

The first thing you notice about this beer is straight after you pour it, fans of the British styles of beer will be familiar with exactly what I’m talking about, you essentially pour a glass of head, then watch as the beer then changes from a glass of creamy white foam, into an enjoyable beverage.

At least that’s what I thought was going to happen, the beer wasn’t exactly enjoyable.

I’m quite a fan of the British beers, Bitters and Stouts are generally my go to beverage, and if I ever see Guinness on tap, I’m always happy to grab some of the creamy goodness. With all of this in mind, this beer is absolutely nothing like I have come to expect from the Brits.

As much as I would like to explain the malt and hop flavours of this beer, I really can’t place any. There’s definitely a bit of flavour of some kind of malt in there, but from the two mouthfuls I could stomach (not an exaggeration folks, my eyes were watering after the second mouthful) I couldn’t actually tell you what it was.

I really can’t think of an entirely significant amount to write about this one, other than it’s something that is better left alone. I’m not one for the old sink pour, after all, I don’t really believe in wasting beer, but the thought of putting that glass up to my mouth again is actually utterly disgusting.

Do yourselves a favour, and do not try this one, if you’re looking to try some British beers, I think it might be a good idea to leave it to the experts. There’s a reason that Guinness and Kilkenny are available all throughout the world, even if saying that goes against every craft beer snob bone in my body.

If you want to try a beer that does little more than give you a disgusted expression and give you a bit of a headache after a few mouthfuls, sure, give this one a go. If you’re more of a fan of enjoying your beer, maybe look elsewhere.

The head was nice and creamy and stayed around for a long time, for what it’s worth.

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