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


on tap


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Keg & bottle: Pasteurised.
Previously 4.5%. Previously also known as Younger’s IPA.
Production moved from Fountain to Caledonian in Dec 2004. Brand acquired by Wells & Youngs in 2011.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Voivod (304) - Como, - JUL 29, 2003
Copper colour, no head to talk about. Caramel and nuts in the aroma. The flavour is smooth and malty with traces of caramel liquorice, with a smoked finish. A nice Scottish Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2689) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Keg at the Laurieston, Glasgow. Light to mid brown with a massive cream-coloured head. Light chocolate malt notes on the nose with some Caramello. Pleasant if unengaging bittersweet taste. A touch of overripe citrus in the aftertaste. Not my cup of tea but I’ve had worse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (3298) - CROATIA - FEB 16, 2016
On tap at The Bay Owl Inn and Restaurant. Pours amber with beige head. Caramel, malt, bit nutty. Light to medium bodied. Bit bland and watery, some metallic notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hauxe (558) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2015
Rated from old notes. Surprisingly light-bodied. Mild alcohol content. Unexpected but interesting bitterness near the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (11962) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Keg at the jolly judge. Pours clear golden amber, nose is grassy, toffee, taste is sweet, creamy, toffee, nutty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (1117) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Draft at the Applecross Hotel Scotland. Pours a clear ruby/caramel with a half finger of creamy white head that coats the glass. Aroma has smooth notes of caramel, mild dark fruits, and a bit of fruity eaters. Taste is balanced with great notes of caramel, bread, slight bread and roast, and a very slightly fruity bitter ending. Medium body with a low carbonation. Clean and a touch watery in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a great beer after a long highland drive. Nice caramel with a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (13560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Keg at Thomson’s, Edinburgh. It pours deep amber-brown with a medium creamy beige head. The nose is toasted brown bread, creaminess, earth and leather. The taste is creamy, toast, watery, earth, very mild bitterness and brown bread with a short, dry finish. Light-medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Looks good and mouth-feel is decent, not much taste though... Fine for chasing a whisky.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tommann (3533) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Keg at Norton Cricket Club, Stockton-on-tees. Pours brown with a large head. Aroma is tea, caramel and vanilla. Taste is caramel, toast and vanilla.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (11788) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
Full pint from keg, outdoor at the County Hotel Bar in North Berwick. Lasting nitro creamy, white head. Clear dark amber coloured body. Poor lacing. Malty nose with a touch of resin. Mild malt accented taste of caramel and dark fruits. Malty ending with distant bitterness. Medium to thin bodied. Ok (08.08.2013).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnar (8575) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
On tap at Cuan Mor, Oban. Pours clear dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is weak, some dark caramel. Taste is malty, nutty malts, almost no bittering hops presence. Lingering malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (5993) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
(draught) pours a clear deep amber colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of caramel, light raisins, bread dough, floral hops and a very light hint of butter. flavour is slightly earthy, with a hint of tobacco, caramel and strawberries. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

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