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


on tap


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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Produced for the North American market.
Production moved from Fountain to John Smiths in December 2004, then to Bedford in late 2011 following the acquisition of the McEwan’s and Younger’s brands by Wells & Youngs from Heineken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2003
An amber beer with a fine head thogh fast disappearing. The aroma is slightly fruity with hints of spices. It has a good malt sweetness, but is only slightly bitter - not like an IPA - but OK for a light ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2005
Bottled. Dark copper coloured, small foamy white head. Fruity aroma with some hoppy hints. Flavour quite sweet hoppy bitterish. Not much IPA in this one, rather a very sweet bitter... Long hoppy aftertaste with some caramellish and hayish hints. Toffee in aftertaste too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful amber beer with a rather limited head. Soft, caramel notes with a weak sweetness and a touch of smoke. Limited bitterness. Decent but rather average. 210900

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2003
Clean amber color. Difficult to believe it's a real IPA, with such poor character, from the aroma to the flavor, with an uncommon white sugar note mixed with some malt; the bitterness is just sufficient, and no hop aroma. Still some sweetness in the palate, along with the bitterness (artificial sweetners?).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2004 An amber IPA with a nice thick and brownish head. The aroma brings a touch of chocolate, and the taste is most of all about malts as well. Quite a nice beer, but I miss the hops that usually shows in IPA:s...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (17797) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter. A bit light bodied. More sweet than bitter. 241004

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (16194) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2005
Bottled, alc. 4.5% (BB 01/2006)
Copper brown, small off-white head. Woody, burnt caramelly aroma. Toffeeish, burnt flavor. Light, sweetish aftertaste. Only IPA by its name.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
I thought this beer was a little flat and tasteless. Pour is amber. Nose and taste is just not really there. Some citrus and spruce. Light caramels. Rated 11/22/02

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (13590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle. Pored dark amber with an average creamy white head that was lasting. Average sweet citrus aroma. Light to medium body. Moderate sweet malty flavor with an average finish. Weak for style and brewer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
imdownthepub (13374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2004
Canned, Pasteurised. Pale brown with short carbonated head. Awful sweet caramel flavour, burnt biscuit and boiled seaweed. What this has to do with beer is anyones guess.

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