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


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle Conditioned.
Charles Wells and Young’s merged in 2006. Young’s brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Brewed using the highest quality barley grown on UK assured farms. Golden in colour with a light, dry palate & a fresh, fruity aroma. Perfect with bangers & mash or roast beef.
Matured live in the bottle for a fresher taste. Can be enjoyed cloudy, but ideally pour slowly leaving the last few drops in the bottle with the yeast. For best results store upright & serve at 10-12°C.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darioklc (624) - Karlovac, CROATIA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a nice clear amber-gold, with a big white head. Malty at the beginning, but finishes dry and hoppy. Thin to medium on the body, carbonation nicely muted. I like it very much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (763) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
Amber pour, nice long-lasting head. Grain and biscuit aromas, malty, biscuity taste with quite pleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moscicki (129) - Tarnow, POLAND - DEC 1, 2013
What a disapointment! I saw it was bottle conditioned and I thought I would get one of these real craft ones but it wasn’t the case. The aroma is mainly malt, buscuits, toasts and a little bit grassy hops, it pours golden hazy with unstable and very short head. It disappeared after few minutes and one might thought I was having a stewed apple juice and not the "real ale". Taste is bitter and sour, bitterness is moderate. Body is light, could have been better balanced into being more full. One of these you forget quite quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick tight bubbled head. Aroma: Biscuit, bread dough, fruity and floral. Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium bitterness and sourness. Palate: Very light texture and smooth body, average carbonation, dry abrupt bitter/sour biscuit fruity finish. Comments: Very tasty and glass lace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (867) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2013
0.5 bottle. Light orange color, slightly hazy with a medium, long-lasting, white head which leaves a thick lacing. Sweet aroma of fruits, a touch of malts, bitter hops and honey. Taste is somewhat bitter intertwined with honey and some fruits, not especially complex but gracefully balanced. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Finish is delicate and follows the taste, alright. Overall the beer is really good, has a nice balance and a sweet touch to it but on the other hand sweetness is not what one could expect from a bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (6242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
Trüb-orange steht das Bitter Ale mit Flaschengärung im Glas. Kaum weißer Schaum. Der Antrunk ist mild-weich, leicht nach Birnen oder Aprikosen. Zum Hauptteil kommt eine milde Herbe hinzu, die gut mit der nur leicht spürbaren Ale-Note harmoniert. Spritzig. Der Nachgeschmack ist mittellang, leicht hefig-mild und aletypisch herb.
--> Leckeres Bitter Ale, gut trinkbar!
(Test vom 15.5.2011) --> 12,12,11,11,12,12 - 11,70

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (6168) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle (50 cl) from bierwerg.de. CLear amber, large white head. Grainy and bready malt aroma, earthy and floral hops. Light bodied, meidum carbonation. Dry, mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1793) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Clear deep golden color with a thick foamy head. Aroma of malt, hay and sugary hops. Sugary taste with slightly bitter finish. Medium thin body.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1323) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle Aroma-citrus, honey Appearance-amber color, hazy, small, white head Taste- medium bitterness, Palate-light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter short finish Overall-refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (565) - SPAIN - SEP 20, 2013
500 ml. bottle, golden orange colour with a white head that fades soon, but leaves a good lace. Smell of hops and citrus, mineral, limestone. Sme rough edges in the (buttery) palate but it feels very good and refreshing. Taste of citrus, hops and minerals. Good one.

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