Charles Wells
Brewed at Caledonian (Heineken UK)

Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask: Regular.
Also known as Younger’s IPA.
Withdrawn in 2007 but reappeared as a monthly special in June 2011.
Originally brewed by McEwan’s at the Fountain brewery in Edinburgh. Production moved from Fountain to the Caledonian Brewery in 2004. The McEwan’s brand passed to Heineken in 2008 after their purchase of Scottish & Newcastle’s British operations. Heineken sold the brand to Wells & Youngs in 2011. Draught (cask & keg) McEwan’s beers are produced under contract for Wells & Youngs at Caledonian.

jd543's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jd543 (428) - - MAY 11, 2013
Brown colour, with a white head. Good texture. Flavour is OK, a bit malty, hoppy, sweet, salty. Not that exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2015
on tap at the Grays Mill pub in Edinburgh. Lovely pour, with a clear copper body topped by an exceptionally creamy white head. The aroma is mild, earthy and not very inviting, but the flavor is quite good. Light body with a very pleasant soft feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2014
Amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is quite sweet with caramel malts and floural hops notes. Smooth roasted Malt too. Flavor is like aroma, with more malt taste. Low carbonation and a soft body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 4S

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tarosama (80) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Creamy head with sweetish body and yet bitter finish. I used to sample this beer in the Trent House in Newcastle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (648) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Very dense cream-colored head with fine bubbles. Clear medium brown. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee. Texture is creamy, and not sticky. Still refreshing. Aftertaste is malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (3232) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 11, 2014
Cask & maybe tap @several Edinburgh´s places, 2005-2006.
Pours amber-light copper, some hazy, with little off white head. poor head retention and lacing. Malty, some roasty and caramel aromas. Lightto medium body, silky exture, soft carbonation. Taste is malty, some roasty, some butterscotch. Smooth and quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (13374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Cask conditioned at The National Hotel, Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. Amber to copper with slight head. This had a soggy cardboard note developing into metallic, possibly a kegged beer pulled through a hand pump. Flat, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 14, 2013
Cask at The Black Swan, Kirkby Con Cleveland, September 2013. Clear dark golden with a frothy head. Toffee, date, some milk chocolate aroma, bitter taste with some malt. Light body, mild fizz, long, bitter and toffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Copper pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of light malt and earthy hops. Flat almost metallic flavor. Medium bodied and fizzy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mzaar (2828) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2013
Fat. Mörk bärnsten, vitt gräddigt skum. I aromen hittas smörkola och röda bär, men det är tämligen svagt och rätt mesigt. Smakar mer, där smörkolan åter är chefen. En frisk fruktighet fyller på. Det bästa med ölen är den gräddiga och lena munkänslan.

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