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style
Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Directors.
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
janubio (761) - SPAIN - DEC 15, 2015
Amber colour, big head that fades soon leaving some lace. Smell of limestone, dark fruits and a disgusting tyres strong notes. Medium body, good carbonation. Taste of caramel, dark fruits. No hint of tyres here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (2036) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 23, 2015
Cobriza, translucida, espuma ocre. Aroma malteada y fruto seco. Floja de cuerpo y bien de gas. Sabor malteado, tostado con final , Agradable. Ligera y bebible.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - OCT 12, 2015
Draft. Pours a copper color. Aroma and taste are some caramel and toffee...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ha1ag (872) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
Top-shelf pick in the local Tesco. Dark ambercolour, average head, nice for an ale. Mild malty nose. Aroma is caramel, and hops. Flavour is dominated by hops, and some soft grass tones. Very nice beer despite its pompous naming.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (1469) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Good malty aroma with a touch of a little flower. The foam is serious, sustained and it has a high carbonation. Good malt flavor with caramel and a long aftertaste of hops. Its an ok ESB.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (2336) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
Creamy, sweet, hardly bitter and a good palate. Very English beer that is enjoyable. Gift from uckelman, bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
szymonskc (663) - Skrcz, POLAND - SEP 27, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2015 Kolor bursztynowy, aromat s?odki, miodowy. ?rednio nasycone, s?odkawe w smaku, przyjemne piwo.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cjennings1987 (47) - harwich, Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Very simple beer. No distinctive aroma and quite simple taste. Smooth palate with no real aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1971) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
500ml bottle from Aldi - seeing as it was only 1.25 I thought Id give this a kick. Not the worst thing Ive had, but a bit old hat. Rich ruby body, thin white head. Nose is rich fruits, malt and toffee. Taste is quite overpowered with malt, a little lingering hoppiness at the end. Okay beer really.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
mlady (315) - Prievidza, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2015
0,5l bottle in market Szeged HU,nice fruity flavour,light brown colour,faint touch of malt and caramel.


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