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

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Water from the brewery well; ’Maris Otter’ malt (crushed, not ground); Fuggles and Goldings hops, sampled by hand.
"Inspired by the words of William Blake’s Jerusalem, Wells Burning Gold is a tribute to all that is celebrated in English ale.
Our Master Brewer insists on the ’Holy’ brewing method - fermenting for a full 7 days."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle 500ml. Aroma is a faint malt and honey. It pours a light amber body with a thin white head that all but disappears leaving the smallest residue. It starts slightly citrusy but this fades quickly into malt with a hint of honey. It finishes with a slightly dry bitter palate. A reasonable beer but it just doesnt have enough character.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (4100) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Grainy in aroma with some hints if honey. Gets better and better with the evening. Nice beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4100) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Aroma of sunny grains and cereals, flavour of light ale with hints of grains, hay and sugared cereals. Light sweet, medium to low bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
worldbeertaste (1637) - AUSTRIA - SEP 17, 2012
Amber with a thick, frothy, lasting orange head. Smells of soft malt, light roast, caramel and a citrus hops. medium watery thin body with soft carbonation. Tastes of sweet malt, elderflower with a subdued bitter and light citrus hop finish. Pleasant, sweet and its a beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (4908) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Clear glass bottle by 11/02/13. Stale dry Bitter nose, pours dark golden with a rocky white head. Taste is dryish with light grains and nuts, clean light-medium body. Not much fruit here, a little restrained citrus, but I’d say this is more a showcase for the purity of Maris Otter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1397) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2012
500ml bottle - hoppy cereal aroma, pours clear golden with thin white head, clean crisp lemony taste. Not bad at all.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alelord (2) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012 does not count
A golden beer by appearance with a light head. A very light beer to drink with citrus and floral notes. Very refreshing drink a good English summer beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 22, 2012
Aroma: Good lemony freshness, a little mineral, a few earthy elements. Some honey, vanilla and peach notes, too. Very good, except for a metallic hue amongst the aromas. Mouthfeel: Thin body with an oily texture. Taste: Bitter start, then a citrusy, dry taste. Some sourish notes. Not much malt character. Good, but a bit shallow. Finish: A mediocre finish. Dry, mineral with a short lasting bitterness. Overall: An easy drinker’s brew. Not great, but I do appreciate its dryness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5261) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
50cl bottle from ABCBeers, the Hague. decent white head. Clear golden blond pour. Ok, nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (3779) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
December 2007: Clear, full English pint bottle (568ml) with an impressive golden crest/shield type label. Poured into a pint sleeve glass, surprise, surprise it is a burning golden yellow colour, the head a thin wispy white. A nothing aroma for me, no hops, yeast or barley. Lets just say there was no smell, not even as the beer warmed. OK, vanilla might come and stale bread. The taste is English Bitter and Pale Ale, a slight fizz, summer fruits and hops. Nothing overstated, but flavoursome never-the-less. The taste does stay in the mouth, but there is a weakness somewhere, it is not watery but it doesn’t feel like 4.7% either. Would I have another, most likely not, it just didn’t rock my boat at all.


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