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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg & bottle: Pasteurised.
Previously 4.5%. Previously also known as Younger’s IPA.
Production moved from Fountain to Caledonian in Dec 2004. Brand acquired by Wells & Youngs in 2011.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4698) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2013
On tap at The Laurieston, Glasgow - clear dark amber, thick creamy off-white head, resin and barley aroma, creamy texture, fragile lacing, creamy malty texture, malty resinous flavour, refreshing, malty finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (1029) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
4.2% brown colour with a good head, slight roast malt aroma, malt and hop taste, I used to drink this quite a lot but now find it to be very ordinary and they have dropped the alcohol from 4.5%.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3532) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle, in Scotland 2011. Poured a reddish brown color. ARoma of malt, caramel, with a bit of earthiness. Flavor was the same, with a bit more sweetness and a touch of smoke/roast. Good enough.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2012
Bottle. I’m just updating my records. had this a while ago and really enjoyed it. Nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (10208) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2012
Draught at Cuan Mór, Oban, Scotland.
Clear copper colour with small creamy light tan head. Very mild malty aroma. Sweet malt and wood in flavour. Smooth but boring.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (4319) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2012
Keg @ The Jolly Judge. Light brown colour, good foamy head. Earthy malt aroma. Dry metallic caramel malt flavour. Smooth & creamy with sour aftertaste. Drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
On tap at the Oban Bay Brewery. Great beer, full of contrasts. Aroma is earthy, with caramel, nuts, fresh malt, and pine. Taste is sweet, with some bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a big frothy head.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2011
Keg tap. Slightly fruity pissy malty aroma and taste. Not very pleasant. Struggled with my pint

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40181) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
From tap at Ben Nevis. Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a small creamy and off white head, leaving a thick creamy lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark roasted malty and breadish. Bitter, slight hops metallic and dark malty flavoured. Flat malty and slight bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Parket (582) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2010
from tap, reddish brown colour, stable head. Nice hops, roasted malts. Great and easy drinking beer.


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