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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Bottle & Can; Regular. Filtered.
Note: Sometimes available pasteurised in keg in some export markets. Please enter ratings for that version here, not under the cask version, which is generally only available in the UK.

Originally only brewed for the Courage directors, the spare beer was sold locally as Alton IPA, but soon became known as Director’s.
Courage brand bought by Wells & Youngs Jan 2007.

Full bodied with a clean, bitter taste, balanced with a sweet burnt, malty and fruity notes with a distinctive dry-hop aroma and flavour.

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3.1
franclh (2523) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2019 Fles 50cl gedeeld thuis. Flink maltig, zoetje, grassig, bitters, caramel, licht droog. (22-2-2019).

0.6
corkyrory66 (3658) - BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2019 Bitter de 4,8 % abv, présentée comme une amber ale brassée jadis exclusivement pour les directeurs de la brasserie, c'est charmant !! Mon exemplaire était à 4 mois après sa date, les directeurs ne m'ayant pas attendu ... Couleur ambré profond aux reflets auburn, et à la clarté pure. Bulles fines, en fontaine très vive. Mousse blanc cassé, informe, stable à 2 mm. Arômes de malt cara, farine de maïs, feuille d'érable. 1ère bouche sur un pale ale de circonstance classique. Arrière-bouche qui sent bon le pub de quartier. 2ème qui est on ne peut plus anodine. Arrière-bouche avec un peu de malt cara et puis s'en va … Longueur qui pourrait passer inaperçue s'il n'y avait pas un peu de couleur dans le verre. Jambes courtes, collantes. Levure basique, et puis nous avons une bière filtrée. Alcool d'une faiblesse patente. Finale nulle. CONCLUSION : une bière qui témoigne d'un courage relativement limité … (ceci pour rester fair-play et gentleman bien entendu … particulièrement à l'égard des directeurs .. ). Mais, permettez-moi, je les plains quand même s'ils n'avaient que ça à se mettre dans le gosier … (1/2/1/1/1)

3.7
creppyiceman (1984) - POLAND - DEC 29, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2018 (bottle) Aroma: raisins, caramel Taste: dry, flavour of roasted malt, herbs and earthy Palate: medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: Good one !

4
mkcmagico (456) - Mezokövesd, HUNGARY - DEC 19, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2018 0,5 bottle. Mély borostyán, már-már félbarna szín, karamelles, kissé fűszeres letisztult illat. Habja piszkosfehér, nem túl vastag. Közepesen szénsavas, jól kortyolható, jól csúszó, közepesen keserű, finom, malátás alapíz mellett gyümölcsös mellékízek. Virágos, citrusos íz, nagyon jó a komlózás. Az egész sör nagyon jó, kifejezetten finom!

3.1
Grumbo (7837) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2018 1/12/2018. Bottle from Asda, Ipswich and shared at the 1st Kesgrave 50/50 bottle share. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, hops, fruit and biscuit. Medium sweetness, moderate bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. Malty, bitter finish. Ok.

3.2
NeverBinge (325) - Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2018
Years ago, I knew someone who would drive miles to find a country pub serving this brew. It seemed rather special back then, though standards have evolved in the meantime. But it's still a decent, honest, unpretentious bitter.

2.5
Towey1989 (4791) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2018
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2018 Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of fruit, slight brown sugar, bready malt and subtle apple. Taste of fruit, slight bready malt, a little apple and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, black tea like astringency on the finish. Same as the cask version, the quality of this as deteriorated over the years. The head went straight away and I was left with a dry, not so flavourful, sub par bitter.

3.2
alex_leit (7953) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 7, 2018
Bottle. Copper color, close to white foam. Aroma: malt, caramel, a little butter and fruit. Taste: malty, caramels a little, biscuit, toast with jam and butter, drinkable.

2.8
zacgillbanks (6532) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2018
Bottle from B&M, Team Valley, Gateshead. Dark amber coloured with a thick white head of foam. It has a toffee and plum flavour with dried fruit and warmth on the finish. Good.

2.9
steveddy (86) - Chichester, West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2017
Bottle from Aldi. Must have had this before.. a long time ago perhaps. A nice slightly malty nose, good deep amber colour. Not a taste sensation but I've had much worse pretending to be better! A decent traditional bitter style ale.


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