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


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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Only available in bottles and cans(pasteurised).
Britain’s most favoured light ale, often mixed with Young’s Bitter. Pale amber in colour with a complex but clean and nutty nose. A clean, satisfying blend of malt and hops, more bitter than the average light ale. Maris Otter pale ale, torrefied barley, crystal malt, fermentation sugar and Fuggles and Goldings hops.

mt_hall's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mt_hall (123) - Hertfordshire, - JAN 23, 2013
Bottled. Pale/mid amber colour. Lively white head, lots of carbonation. A nutty, lager-like aroma with a touch of malt. Slightly sweet start, with a drier hoppy finish. Clean and refreshing, but thin. Far more like a lager than I was expecting. Probably refreshing on a hot summer’s day, but otherwise nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MissPxx (534) - - SEP 10, 2014
Very fizzy. Nice colour. Light amber. Mild head. Quite chemical aroma. Too fizzy on the tongue for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
allmyvinyl (4253) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
275ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber-brown, big bubbly white head that head soon vanishes. Aromas of ccaramel and light nuttiness. Taste is toffee sweet. Very thin body, watery. More like a bitter shandy than anything. Not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle@Pied Bull, Streatham (9/3/2014) - pours a pale amber/copper colour with thin white head. Light malty and nutty, slight caramel, toffee, very watery, low carb, overall pretty plain and forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
yiannnos (921) - , CYPRUS - JAN 29, 2014
Clear copper colour. Very thin body, watery, with some bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dogbomb (969) - ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
275ml Bottle. Clear pale copper with no head. Nose is light malt and light lemons. Light in the mouth, but there IS a bit of surprising bite to it. A nice bitterness of lemon and grapefruit. A slight caramel. For the gentleness of this ale, it packs a decent wee punch. Sadly, a bit overly fizzy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gegwilson (1478) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Just when i thought i was going to be subjected to a day of terrible beer while watching the darts at the Lakeside, i spotted this in the fridges and thought that there might be something better than cooking lager on offer. How wrong i was. It poured a pale copper colour with no head. Watery and lacking much flavour other than some slight caramel and biscuit malt notes. Too fizzy. Bland and bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Clear copper colour. Light malt aroma with some fruity sweetness. Initial watery feel but there’s a touch of hop in there and it actually becomes quite bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (3554) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
Dunkelgoldene, Ale-typische Farbe. Cremiger Schaum. Der Antrunk ist malzig-leicht süßlich und etwas wässrig. Zum Hauptteil kommt die ale-typische Note gepaart mit einer angenehmen Herbe hinzu. Ganz leicht süßlich. Zum Nachgeschmack fällt die Leichtbiernote wieder auf - hat Ähnlichkeiten mit dem leichten Diebels, so von der Herb-Malzigkeit-Kombination. Der Nachgeschmack ist ale-typisch und angenehm herb, insgesamt aber etwas wässig und ganz leicht brotig-süßlich.
--> nettes leichtes Ale, nicht schlecht und eine nette Alternative für Autofahrer - auch, da in einer kleinen 275ml-Flasche. Aber als Leichtbier deutlich zu erschmecken!
(Test vom 18.3.2011) --> 12,9,13,9,12,10 - 10,45

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
A fairly smooth tasting bitter with bitterness as its dominant character, although its low alcohol value makes it milder and more quaffable than many of its contemporaries. Golden with a disappearing head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bigpaul125 (4) - - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
Very reasonable light ale.....probably good when mixed with bitter. Pronounced citrus on the palate.....mix of orange/pear/pineapple. Not bad for a light ale, with a pleasant dark golden appearance.

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