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


on tap

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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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.
"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."

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   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1243) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2014
Clear golden with a medium sized nicely lacing creamy white head. Light malty (crackers, caramel) and medium hoppy (dry flowers, bark), dough. Medium body, oily texture, light sweet and bitter. Light dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (2301) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Cask in Heathrow. Clean light amber with a minimal head. Aroma is light grainy. Flavor is very mild bitter, some citrus. Easy drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (163) - - DEC 23, 2013
Pleasant aroma. Clear golden amber colour. Very traditional taste. Nice drinkable pint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Kings Arms, Oxford 23rd Nov 13. Haven’t had this for years and as I was in a Wells/Youngs pub I thought I’d re-visit it along with a Youngs Winter Warmer. Clear gold, pale gold that is with a thin white head that stayed the distance. The nose is subtle (or weak depending on your view), some mild maltiness and hints of grain with slight floral hops. Taste wise it is also delicate in flavour, this isn’t a robust Bitter. Malts again lead the way with a mini citrus hop feel underneath which comes to the fore towards the finish giving each sip a dry smack at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (2785) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2013
Nothing to say which hasn’t already been said. Slightly grainy but clean for the most part. Not bad but nothing to go back too

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (2955) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Golden with a small head. Has quite a thin texture with a malty bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 4, 2013
Cask at Ye Dolphin, Robin Hood’s Bay, September 2013. Clear fizzy golden with white head. Smooth, faint malt aroma and hay. Grainy bitterness, also very mild. A little sting at the finish. Light body, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (224) - - SEP 9, 2013
A very drinkable bitter. Quite mild and refreshing, bordering on pale ale. A welcome session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Cask. Pours golden with no head. Aroma is grass, hay, bread and some fruits. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Soft carbonation and medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (498) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
A good pint of English bitter. What more do you need? Not quite sure that the move from London to Bedford has improved it though.

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