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


on tap

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RATINGS: 203   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."

madlizzie's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madlizzie (12) - - DEC 28, 2006
Draught at the Rose and Crown, Wimbledon, London. Light colour, thin mouthfeel. Great lacing, but no head. Aroma of newly cut grass. Malty taste, with only a few hops in the finish. Some orange, lemon and ginger. Quite tasty and certainly drinkable, whilst being undemanding.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepatrickman (557) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2016
On cask. A perfectly pleasant pint of bitter. It’s designed to be inoffensive, light, and refreshing, and it does that well, but there are enough subtle flavors on cask that it manages to have a distinct and pleasant flavor of its own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quafco (10) - - APR 3, 2016
Haven’t drunk this since they bulldozed that lovely old brewery to build a thousand flats for irritating Londoners. When I used to drink it was a gorgeous well rounded low abh session best with its golden colour pre-empting the golden ale revolution of the last ten years. Can’t go wrong with it, a really good palate for a session brew. Youngs was a big name in beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3120) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Tried at the New Inn, Folkingham. Amber to copper colour with a white head. Aroma light caramel malts and so was the last. Taste light sweet, to slight bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (3423) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma is malty, rye bread and light citrus. Taste is mild bitter with sweetish finish. Light smooth body with nearly flat carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
Cask@The Bull, Streatham, London (30/12/2015) - golden amber pour with white head. Toasty malty aroma and taste with some notes of caramel, light buttery, vague hoppy backing, watery body, bitter finish. Loved and devoured this stuff about 20 years ago, just not the same any more :(

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (672) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Pint (cask) draught @ The Gregorian, Bermondsey, London. Clear amber colour. Didn’t notice any head. This has the usual flavours from malts and fruity hops, but a bit watery. A bit too light for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (9070) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
Cask at the Blue Vinny in Puddletown, Dorset. Near clear golden to copper with a small white head. Aroma of light malt, buttery notes, light toffee and caramel. Flavour is above light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (6459) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2015
Appearance: Clear nutty color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, malty and some flowery notes.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, bready, fruity and some citric notes.
Overall impression: Nice fresh session ale.
Personal stats: On tap at The Wheatsheaf in Borough/London, England

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8435) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. Low fluffy white quickly disappearing head. Malt fruit aroma. Dry and dusty malt straw grass flavor with week hints of fruit. Low carbonation, long dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1330) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Nice head with good duration. Colour is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, malt, flowers and hops. Oily palate and softly carbonated.

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