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


on tap

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular.
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3401) - 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 (1690) - 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 (5846) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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 (5853) - Ruhrcity, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (834) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 30, 2014
Cask at the Albion, Epsom. Pours copper brown with a thin white head. Aroma malt and toffee. Mild bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
allmyvinyl (6629) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Cask at the haymarket. Pours clear amber, thick white head. Aromas are light vinegar, toffee. Taste has some yeasty funk. Maybe not well kept, but I can honestly say I preferred this in the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Peter_L (1135) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
Tap@BA Bellmansgatan. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad vätska. Doft av kola, knäck. Neutral beska med smak av blommor. Äcklig eftersmak. Sur-rap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1840) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BaroneBirra (323) - Gorizia, ITALY - MAY 8, 2014
Draft with hand pump at Bunker Trieste. Pours pale copper with one inch of creamy head. Faint hoppy aroma. Mild taste, just some floral hops and light caramelized malts. Cream and moderate bitterness in the final. Very smooth, almost oily texture.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ramboraffe (1294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
Draught at pub Franke’s. Clear dark golden with white head. Almost no smell. Bitter taste with some sweet caramel malt. Long lasting bitterness.

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