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Tennent's Stout 
Posted: 28 July 2015  Beer Republic 6.0 
Tennent's Stout from UK Tennent's Stout doesn't come close to revolutionizing the style or raising the bar.  It is what is is:  a slightly above average mainstream stout offered at the very competitive price that publicly traded conglomerates can pull off because they brew at great economies of scale.        
Avg price/liter: USD 5.91   ABV %: 4.7  Type: Stout  
       


Aging doesn't take you far in Hollywood, where one is wont to take a decade of his or her age as a matter of custom.  In the beer world, on the other hand, the older the better, and every brewery, if it could, would love to add a century to their age.        

Tennent Caledonian, like many an 'old' brewery, plays fast and loose with the figures.  On their web site and on their labels, you'll see reference to the Wellpark site in Glasgow, Scotland UK  where the brewery is located.  "Since 1556."  Technically, that is true.  There has been a brewery at Wellpark since 1556.  There hasn't been a Tennant's.  On Tennant's web site's timeline, there is one reference to 1556, a very tenuous one whereby the ancestors of founder Hugh Tennent, began working as maltmen and brewers at Wellpark.  

1884 or 1885 is the true origins of this brewery, old but not as old as they would have you believe.  Tennent's, now part of the publicly traded C & C Group, is also not some family-owned brewery any longer.  They're part of a system which sells, manufacturers, and distributes multinational beer.         

Which doesn't, by default, make Tennent a crappy  brewery.  Tennents milk stout is an acceptable entrant to the stout market.  That means this stout contains lactose, a sugar derived from milk, which adds sweetness and calories to the end result.   It doesn't come close to revolutionizing the style or raising the beer bar.  It is what is is:  a slightly above average mainstream stout offered at the very competitive price that publicly traded conglomerates can pull off because they brew at great economies of scale.       

If you were in a pub anywhere in the world and you had the choice between ordering Tennant's Stout or any other brand you'd never heard of, I'd advise you to broaden your horizons and check out the other brand.  But that's me.  You could be the sort who just wants to sip a tried and true stout beer, and for that, Tennent's is here for you ... no matter how old or young they really are.              

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