Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Pale Lager
Bedford, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Keg, Cans, Pasteurised;

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3029) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2012
Originally rated March 2005. This premium lager pours a beautiful golden-amber colour, with a fat creamy head and very good retention. The lacing, as well, is thick and fat. Very nice for a lager. The scent is pretty malty with hints of corn (which is one the ingredients). The taste is smooth, with a slight bitterness and a corny finish. Carbonation is very lively. A 3mm layer coats the brew all the way down. Amazing ! Charles Wells products never seem to deceive me for low budget brews. Quite a pleasant drink, for just a plain lager. Premium... sorry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2005
1/2 liter can...finally got to the Chas. Wells after being scared off by the big 2 liter plastic pop bottles they market this beer in. Poured a nice pleasant gold color, lasting white frothy cap that laces well. Well carbonated. Aromas are well pronounced and also pleasant: sweet caramel biscuit malts over some citrusy hops. Fair malty spine to this ...great malt departure balanced off well with the citrus-pine hops...moderate clean finish....medium bodied....refreshing,...heck you can’t even taste the maze in it.... a well made malty utility lager with a Brit touch to it in the hopping...not great but good standard fare. At the price I’d much rather buy this than the hordes of commie welfare lagers on LCBO shelves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KingofCastle (208) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2006
500 mL can: Love the way these Well’s beers come in 2L pop bottles at the Beer Store, strange. Basically, this is better than you would think: nice lager for a British beer, and stands out a bit from the typical corn macro brew in North America. HogtownHarry right again here: pleasant bite due to the above average hops (probably those Goldings hops softened by Challenger ones used in Bombardier Ale, you can smell it right away, very distinct). Nice lager to try on a mild day with some sticky comfort food. Deep golden colour, thin white head, decent lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronco (6) - CANADA - MAY 6, 2008 does not count
Dark color with a sweet taste. Refreshing as it was easy taking a few gulps without a bitter aftertaste. Surprised by its smoothness and worth recommending.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5169) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
Simple appearance with small head. Very light mist. Moderate yet sharp carbonation, which I like. Quite dry and with a bitter bite in the end. Simple malt profile but the bitterness makes good a lot actually. Better than expected. (At an English pub next to Gare Paris Montparnasse)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7277) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 29, 2016
Tap at the Great Beer Bar, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Poured a clear straw colour with a frothy long-lasting white head. The aroma is light floral hop, yeast. The flavour is light to moderate bitter with a bubbly mineral cardboard light sweet toffee malt palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2002
Soft hops aroma. Golden amber, huge head. Mild bitterness, malty after taste. Smooth and creamy, lots of carbonation. Very nice lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
500ml can, bright honey-golden color, with rocky foamy white head, with good lacing, pale malt, sweet maltiness, soft hoppy nose follows through on a medium-bodied palate with caramel malt, toasty grains in a shy bitter hops finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2006
Small creamy white head; clear yellow body. Very, very faint fruity aroma. Taste is fruity, acidic malts with harmonic grassy hops. Velvety mouthfeel. Dry, bitter, grassy aftertaste. Good session beer. (0.5l on tap.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmacleod75 (112) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
Poured from can. Nice color, Nice frothy head. Clean tasting, but sort of average too. Wasn’t greatly impressed, but wasn’t bad either.

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