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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
Cask, handpumped. Clear copper colored with a beige head. Aroma is weak, but fruity and malty with some hops. Fruity, citrus like flavor with malt and some caramel. Thin body but it’s hop-dominated, lightly dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2008
From cask at Charlies. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Light malty and slight fruity aroma. Flavour is medium sweet and malty. Light bitterness arising out of this. Bitter and mild roasted malty with a light spice like note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30813) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A hazy amber beer with a thin light tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and toffee. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and some flowery hops, leading to a flat lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Cask. Clear amber golden with a dense and creamy off-white head leaving some lacework. The nose is a little nutty with a whiff of caramel. Light body, low carbonation, again nuts and caramel. Lightly bitter finish. 190211

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2009 Cask at Charlies. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white head, Sweet aroma of fruits and caramel with notes of grass. Sweet flavour of fruits, caramel and hops with notes of grass. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22983) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2007
Cask. Clear copper coloured, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruity hops, alot of caramel, wood and some slight malty touches. Flavour is wooden along with a smooth sourness and quite bitter. Caramellish hoppy aftertaste. Very smoothly balanced brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (21423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2007
Cask at Traveller’s Tavern, Victoria Stn., London. Dark brownish amber. Heavily resiny nose with some buttery, roasty malt underneath. Bold, quite hard - almost aggresive malt with notes of vegetables and resin lingering onto the bitter finish. Unpolished, but with a certain amount of character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (19552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
Cask @ Coal Hole, Strand, London. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with some fruity and hoppy hints. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of bitterness. Fruity malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (17647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
Ruby colour with a alty nose, and a sweet fruit malt flavour with a little bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (16434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Cask at Churchkey. Deep amber color, few large bubbles, no lacing. Aroma of white pepper. Taste is light, plain pepper. Ordinary.

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