Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Originally only brewed for the Courage directors, the spare beer was sold locally as Alton IPA, but soon became known as Director’s.
Courage brand bought by Wells & Young Jan 2007.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jetulio (106) - Tarragona.SPAIN, SPAIN - JUL 16, 2014
500 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass Appearance....... Brown / amber beer with foamy head colour white of 2 fingers aprox (lasting a tiny foam of 2 mm) Aroma............... malt,and fruits. Light aroma with touch of toffee too Taste........ Some caramel notes and then hop , touch of bitterness not lasting in mouth much time. Mouthfeel........... medium/full body and soft carbonation Overall............ a non impressive ale but not a bad one , hops are present but without a long aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sjohnh (368) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
This used to be my regular Sunday night drink in the Rainbow in Coventry - great pub, good beer. This bottled version is a blander version; drinkable, but not very interesting. Looks OK, medium brown with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma and taste is mostly malt with little coming from the hops. I’ve tried some supermarket beers this evening for old time’s sake - will be back to the bottle shop next time for something a bit more inspiring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (1801) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Kate P. Deep amber with a cream head. A fruity malty brew with notes of caramel and a hint of spice. Distinctly average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
dr.dod (367) - Szeged, HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2014
500ml bottle. It is a very average red ale. It hasn’t big fault and big hits also. Average red colour, foam, medium body, malty-yeastly taste for a huge price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
graziano85 (332) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Orange color, a little hazy, with a small head. Smell is malty, toastes and caramel. Taste is malty, with caramel notes and a little bitterness. Low/medium carbonation. Pleasant bitter ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Godfather50 (104) - SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2014
First pour from the can brings a burst of hop which is impressive but probably provided by a hop oil addition. Nice malty flavour and bitterness to the back of the throat. Reminds me of the cask ales I drank years ago but the carbonation is far too high from the can. Provided by Stuart on his visit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Amber,lasting beige head.Faint tinny nose.Light malt profile, fruity notes.Light lingering hop bitterness. Somewhat bland

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (714) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a foamy off white head, good retention. Aroma of grassy hops, pine orange, slightly dusty. Taste is malty, caramel, hint of roasted, spiciness and some grassy, earthy hops. Mild bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (754) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2014
A good beer that is full of flavour yet thin on taste/strength. Makes it a viable choice at least half the time!?!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (9683) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.

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