Greene King) Tanner's Jack is a clear brown English Pale Ale, actually made in England. It's bottled in clear glass, which is a little unusual.
Upon opening the bottle, I got a hint of a "skunk" aroma. This mostly disappeared after pouring the ale into a glass (unlike, say, a Heineken which tends to retain that aroma). There was very little head, and it appeared to dissipate quickly. The aroma was non-descript, with a touch of fire-roasted smokiness to it (though it took a pretty hefty inhale to pick that up).
The flavor, unfortunately, is also fairly non-descript. There is a hint of leather to the flavor, a touch of caramel, and a mild but clearly evident hoppy note. I didn't love it, but didn't hate it, either. I'd say it's the kind of beer that I'd prefer over Budweiser or Coors, but not by a lot.
Beer Advocate appears to agree, rating it 78/100 or "average". I can't really argue with that. It's not bad, but not something I'd seek out again. Greene King's Old Speckled Hen is much better.
I picked this up as part of a "make your own 6-pack" at Kenny Road Market. I don't recall seeing it at any other retailers.
My rating: 5/10