Tiger by Everards
Everards Tiger is a clean drinking, easy and dependable Best Bitter from the county of Leicestershire.
Type: Best Bitter
Everards Brewery has kind of snuck on me during the last year or so. All of a sudden, in the Ale section of my local supermarket, two Everards beers, Tiger and Beacon have managed to find themselves to be sitting next to more mainstream brands such as Shepherd Neame and Thwaites.
I haven't been all that tempted by purchase a bottle of Tiger, however last week I decided to get some pennies out and buy one. The bottle design itself is quite basic. There's no fancy packaging, no Brewdog type slogans, just a plain logo. Maybe that's the reason why I haven't bought any bottles in the past and were placed at the bottom shelf in the Ale section of the supermarket.
Anyway onto the Beer itself. Once I opened Everands Tiger and poured the chestnut brown liquid into my pint glass, the aroma that whifs up my nose is a playful spice, with some hops thrown in for some good measure. There's some very light sweetness towards the end of the nose... maybe some light grapefruit. On the bottle it mentions that there's meant to be aromas of toffee, however I could not detect any.
On the palate, the initial flavours and finish are short. Predominantly bitter forward, Everards Tiger has this sweet element that is more malty, than anything else. There's no citrus play here folks...
There's something conservative regarding Everards Tiger. You're not going to be blown away by the flavours on show here. Everything is restrained. It's just a decent, sturdy pint. Maybe that's just all you want. I have no problem drinking this in a pub, just that I would something a little more exciting.
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