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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
From the keg in a pub on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Medium brown / amber color. Rich, malty aroma. Good rich flavor with caramel. Roasted flavor adds dryness as well. Decent hops at the finish make it very dry. Good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2009
From keg in Edinburgh. Offwhite coarse head. Light brown, translucent body. Not very aromatic; dryish, faint toasted malts. Light malt body. Dryish, slight nutty. Mildly hopped with pepper tones. Some berry-ish fruitiness. Light-bodied. Discreet malt finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2009
Keg. Reddish light brown colour. Watery, some caramel, light bitterness, hint of metal. Served too cold. Like a standard keg bitter. Fully drinkable, but boring.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (5901) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Keg, Huntly. Reddish copper with a white head; sweet fruity caramel flavour, with some nuts. Pleasant.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (20763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2009
KEG at andersons ... Purly a tick as they had nothing worth drinking. BUT 1.85 a pint turned into 1.05 for a 1/2 !!!!... Utter crap... need i say more... ok ... crisp amber so it looked ok ... medium white head ... no nose at all !!! ... odd metalic artificial metalic hop ness... NO malt character ... just so 1d... Why Keg is so poor compaired to Cask...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2008
Keg, Glasgow. Copper colour, cottony head. Caramel and chocolate in aroma. Light chocolatey flavour, with tad toastiness along with nuts. Good balance here.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2008
Keg though i cant remember where from. Aroma is minimal(nitro head) malty and nutty. Taste is thin and tasteless, cardboardy malt character. But quite drinkable all the same i suppose.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Much like the John Smith’s, but slightly better. All caramel malt taste that finishes sweet. No trace of hops. Weak and watery.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (12928) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2007
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Brown amber with fizzed head, highly carbonated. Thin and sharp beer with tinny, caramel notes and underlying cardboard. Some malty notes on the finish. Also had this a lot in the past as Youngers IPA which I remember as being much better than this.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1874 (1) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2007 does not count
Weaned on this beer in The Diggers bar in Edinburgh, lovely smooth beer when kept in good condition. Cracking after taste as well.


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