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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bun3W (9) - - MAR 4, 2013
Chestnut brown with medium head, light carbonation for a real easy not to strong with a hoppy finnish beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Seffle (455) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2016
Draught at Gatwick Airport 160628. Dark copper, light mahoganny body, lacing weak white head. Slightly roasted malty nose. Nice british bittertaste with some nuttiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (7547) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
In cask @ Heathrow Terminal 5. Great smooth beginning. Hints of nuts and malty ale. Round and refreshing, not much bitterness, round, dry with caramel and nuts and a nice bitter ale finish!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34214) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Cask. An amber beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and fruit, leading to a bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/19/2009 Total Score: 3
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (4020) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
1 pint in cask @ Bridge, Heathrow. Pours clear amber with a very low head. Aroma is slightly fruity malts. Flavor is fruity malts with nutty notes and some hops. Basic decent real.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (2829) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2015
Cask @ Thomas Becket pub in Canterbury. Soft carbonation. Bitter with dry citrussy notes. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (5429) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2015
(cask) clear deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of bread dough and caramel, with some prominent notes of vomit and cherry stones. flavour is mostly grainy roasted malts and popcorn, with a light touch of dimethyl sulphide and a semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6888) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2015
A really nice and pleasant session ale. Tasty and easy to drink. Amber color with a thick off white head. Toffee, hoppy and fruity aroma. Lots of caramel in the flavor. Also nice fruity and hoppy.
[Handpull at London Bridge in London, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Draft at the drafting room. Pours reddish brown with a small off white head. The aroma is quite malty, toast, caramel. The taste is malty, caramel, toffee, solid mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (9114) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2015
Bridge oin Heathrow. DRk orange-brown, bubble head. Plain nose, oenhe.tobacco, grass but faint. Rich malt, caramel, bread, chocolate, erthy hops, minerals, grass. Really rich and malty like a brown almost. Ok, but not mymthng.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McWorta (1422) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 2, 2015
Copper-amber colour with a pillowy small off white had. Aromas of some sweetbread, malt and light citrus-floral notes arise. Lightly carbonated, bit thin texture and a light-medium body. Short sweetness makes way for some bitterness, all finishes though pretty quick.

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