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


on tap

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular.
"Glorious English"
ABV reduced from 4.3% to 4.1% in 2011.
Ingredients: Water from Charles Wells well; Pale Malt; Crushed Crystal Malt; Challenger and Goldings hops.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
simongladding (10) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Brown, amber in glass.toffee, caramel aroma. Malty, sweet, short finish. From bottle from my dadís fridge

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (2049) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
On tap in hungary at the English pub. Appearance: A darkish amber with a low white head. Aroma: hops, some weak malts and wet straw, some Apples and caramel hints Taste: mild bitterness. Up front light malts some hops a hint of caramel and nuts, watering out in a bit blend watery finish. thin body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Pint. had this many times but only just rating it. pours clear darkish amber with frothy white head. aroma is hops, weak malts and wet straw. nice balanced hoppy/malty and fruity taste. agree with others that this is nothing special but it is extremely easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (361) - SPAIN - FEB 8, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 On tap. Ivory creamy head with good lacing. Clear reddish body. Caramel and citric notes with moderate bitterness. Long duration flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (2274) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours two fingers of foamy head on a clear dark straw body. The aroma is rich caramel and lemon. The taste is perfect caramel sweetness with mild lemon bitterness. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. An awesome brew to have off cask.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6596) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Another one Iíve had a few times before but never got around to rating. Last time was in Wycombe, but I didnít take notes. (3.1) This time itís in Clapham. Cask. Hazy amber orange, still, small white head, some sparse lacing. Body is medium, low carbonation. Taste has watery squash, touch of pithy citrus skin, soft British noble hop character. Overall, itís balanced but underflavoured. (3.1) again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Famed eastern English bitter with a somewhat hazy copper colour, thin but dense creamy head and fruity aroma (lots of apple) with a sulphuric accent, some peat, caramel and dough. Supple palate with nice fruitiness and hoppy bitter finish, very well balanced between fruitiness and hoppiness, as any good bitter should be. Deservedly a classic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (2604) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Cask at The Anglers Arms, Morpeth. Amber brown colour, thin white foam head and malty earthy aroma. Taste is malt, slight biscuit, nutty and light hop bitterness. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, earthy bitter finish. OK

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (6471) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
On tap at the Duke of Devonshire, Eastbourne. Classic ale with no surprise. Light brown in its colour with just a bit of hops in the nose. Some nuts combined with a bit of malt and nust in the aftertaste. Nice and classic. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (6502) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
Draught at the Duke of Devonshire in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep brown colour with flat body and low head. Aroma of light hops and barley with some nut hints. Taste of hops, light malt, barley, nuts and straw. Mild finish. Easy drinkable, yet nothing special.

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