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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (2003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Cask draft by beer engine at Khyber Pass. Slightly hazy brown copper pour with a very abundant thick frothy beige head. Thick foamy lace. Darkish ESB flavors, though ultimately feels like a watered down brown ale. Roasted nuts. Pleasant aroma. Cocoa. Chestnuts. Light toast. Plums. Milky malts. Somewhat complex but ultimately feels ordinary.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jonasholbech (2) - - JAN 20, 2014 does not count
@tap john bull Ĺlborg. Over carbonated. watery, mellow. Of taste of butter. Not going back to this one

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2104) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
A chestnut coloured ale with a white head. Quite a fresh hoppy aroma and taste. A touch floral. Not as malty as i remember it being from previous times. Not too bad.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Cask @ The White Horse, Shrewsbury. The only cask available. Insultingly mellow, watery taste. Will go for water next time I’m in this position.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MissPxx (810) - - DEC 21, 2013
Clear taste with a sharp aftertaste. Nice head and a deep golden colour. Staple pint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (417) - - OCT 23, 2013
On tap. Amber pour, with very stable white head. Taste a slightly bitter, creamy, with long finish. Flat carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - OCT 12, 2013
Red amber appearance with medium head. Malty and fruity aroma, medium bitterness. Overall refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrHangover (3214) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
Cask @ Heathrow Airport. Clear amber pour with a thin white head on top that lasts for a while. Aroma is British hops, caramel barley and yeast. Flavour is mildly bitter with sweet touches. Overall just an easy drinking beer, bit much more to say about it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2999) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Cask@Golden Hind, Kingstanding. Brown amber beer with medium head. Aroma of malts. Taste is mainly malts with some slight bitter hops. A touch of cream on the palate. OK stuff.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalcolmTucker (844) - SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Cask. A sub-standard bitter that was the only alternative to ordering a macro lager. In hindsight the macro lager might’ve been a better choice.


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