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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and can: Filtered.
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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (434) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUN 19, 2013
Ambrée au col fin. Limpide. Des arômes très léger un peu trop même. Mais en bouche c'est vraiment agréable. Très bien équilibré entre amertume et sucre. Des pontes de caramel. Légère en alcool elle se boit bien les soirs d'été.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2165) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Brown colour with a minimal white head, good lasting. Aroma is cerealish, dry hops and caramel slightly toasty. Flavor have a medium bitterness, toasty, slightly wooden, nuts and caramel hints. The final is light with a mild biterness.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3533) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
A malty brown pour with a dirty beige head. Smells of dirty malt and cocoa powder. Tastes like super bitter dried cocoa and malt. Good and dirty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2003) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Initial nice taste, but hen it falls flat. A bit more head than I’m used to from British ales, so it looks pretty good. But aroma and taste and palate are all very light, flat and almost bland. Next!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (4066) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle from some place that sells beer. Poured a clear chesnut brown with a broken white frothy head. The aroma is malty with a little yeast in the background. The flavour is medium bitter, malty, slightly metallic and with a few roasted nuts floating around on the palate. I used to like this. I’ve moved on, the beer hasn’t.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1155) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Nice malty good carbonated low hoppy brew. Good mouthfeel head that falls apart. But low on flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1480) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2013
Pours a clear amber color with a nice tan. Smell is caramel and a touch of fruit. Taste is caramel, bread with some fruitiness ending dry and a touch nutty. light in body with some slickness...average carbonation. Not bad though does not stand out either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1386) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours a deep amber color with a moderate head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel with a bit of fruit and spice. Taste is similar with roasted malt, some caramel sweetness bit of fruit and spice in the background. Has mild bitterness with a fairly dry finish with just a bit of lingering bitterness. Medium body and smooth. Decent ESB but rather mundane. A bit sweet for more than one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3528) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
Copper coloured with a small creamy head. Small malty aroma and slightly smooth. Has a small sweet taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nisse666 (4065) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Bottle from ASDA cons 2013-04-02 Uddingston AR: bready, caramel, AP: orange/light oak, stouthy creme beigr colored steady head f: watery, citrus, dry, wee caramel, rustik bready


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