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


on tap

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask: Regular.
Also known as Ordinary.
Ingredients:Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Fuggles and Goldings hops.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in October 2006. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
"An easy to drink, refreshing cask ale with a fresh, fruity aroma that leaves a long, satisfying bitter finish. It is traditionally brewed to deliver a clean taste and is light and dry in flavour with a subtle taste of hops."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2006
NERAX 2005 Deep golden in color with small white lacng. Mild hop aroma and flavor with some malt to blance.Slight touch of sweetness to otherwise a light sessionable offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2721) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2006
Handpump @ the Bayswater Arms, Bayswater.
Quite stirred up when pulled, ended with a murky orange-gold body with a bubbly, whipped cream head that left a little legs. Orange marmalade and wholemeal bread aroma that was short-lived. Light in the mouth with some apples and orange zest over a base of pale malts. Finish has a gentle bitterness before some more citric zest. Shows some bready yeast on the palate that grew with each mouthful. Honestly not bad. Served just a tad too warm, otherwise it was clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2006
Cask at The White Cross, Richmond. Clear amber with a small head. Citrussy hop aroma, English-style. Flavours are bitter throughout with a hint of toffee. Good citrussy hoppiness. Light-bodied. A nice session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2006
Amber golden body, very little head, medicinal hops in the taste, warm and enjoyable, this was my welcome to England.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2006
Cask at The Lamb London WC1 26 Apr 06. Golden colour. A subtle aroma of hops and malts. A bit dull, but a nice bitter aftertaste. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Cask at Lamb & Flag, London. Mild aroma of hops and malt giving the impression of sweetness. The taste is subtle and balanced — sweet malts with a continuous bitterness that fills the mouth. A good bitter though I would have liked it bolder.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Cask at the brewery. Clear light amber, little head. Faint hop aroma. Thin in body. Grainy flavor. Not the greatest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2006
Cask at Lamb, London. Golden-copper color. Tropical fruits, fruity hops and malt in the aroma, balanced. Very smooth and easily drinkable. Fruity and malty flavor with some caramel notes. Fruity-bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2006
(Cask at Flask, Hampstead, London 21 Apr 2006) Colour is amber to orange. Fruity, hoppy nose with hints of orange, resin and sewage (doesn’t sound nice, but is). Taste is fruity (orange) with a long, pleasant finish and a metallic, hoppy bitterness. This is a nice bitter, not exceptional, but (when well kept) like a reliable old friend that’s always nice to meet again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2154) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Cask at The Bear & Staff (Leicester Sq. - London).
Orange limpid color, clearly and deprives of head. Bitterish scent with notes of malt, resin and wood. Barren, dry and wrapping taste. Good body and balanced alcoholic tone. Medium duration final.

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