Brewed by Charles Wells (Marstonís)
Style: Pale Lager
Bedford, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Keg, Cans, Pasteurised;

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
Nothing too exotic here. Pretty bland in fact. I guess you could say itís refreshing on a hot summer night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2005
MIBF í04 Light golden in color with a small white head.Clean malty,hoppy and dry lager. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
Iím suprised I never rated this one, I drink it all the time. Main reason for purchas, itís realy hot and humid, cold pale lager is realy refreshing in said weather, wells is realy cheap {the only beer cheeper is malt liquor} and wells is much higher quality than all other beers in itís price range, and most of the normal priced macros as well. pours a straw yellow, high levels of small bubbles, white whispy head that has clearly artifical staying power all the way through the glass, like a small mound of shaving cream, and it laces all the way down, but once again, itís clearly artificial. Aroma is corn starch, mild golden malt, aluminum, dried grass and biscut crumbs. Taste is corn syrop, mild malt, very dry bitter hops and grassy hop. Undertones metalic, wild herb, corn starch, and white shugar. Aftertaste is hoppy, dry and sweet steamed corn. Final taste is dry. Great lager, but the best a pale lager can be is only "decently refreshing" anyways. DRINK MORE ALE. Cheers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GregClow (3389) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2005
500 ml can from the LCBO. Strange to see that almost all of the ratings for this beer are from Canada, and there are none at all in the UK. Are you Brits sending this to us as a joke, and keeping all the good stuff to yourself? It looks OK in the glass - clear golden colour with a reddish tinge and a tight white head. But both the aroma and flavour are average at best. They both have the stale malt and canned corn notes that I associate with cheap lagers, although to be fair, there is a nice toasty/biscuity quality as well, and some mild hops in the finish that are undeniably English in style. But in general, this is a sub-standard lager that isnít worth much consideration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3335) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
500ml can, bright honey-golden color, with rocky foamy white head, with good lacing, pale malt, sweet maltiness, soft hoppy nose follows through on a medium-bodied palate with caramel malt, toasty grains in a shy bitter hops finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (6535) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2005
2005 can at the Mondial, 6/4/05. Clear golden-straw color, large bubbles and a moderate amount of bubbly white head, poor retention, no lacing. Aroma of soft grassy hops, no bitterness. Touches of sweet sugary malt, light hay and biscuits, cornbread. Flavor has a plasticy edge to it, kind of like pine-sol on vinyl tiles, and then some cheap sugary notes, followed by a drying effect from hops, I guess. Little bit of corniness throughout, with a slightly metallic finish and a medium-light body, though not terribly watery. Just rather stale and bland for the most part. Moderate carbonation is not overly sharp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2005
1/2 liter can...finally got to the Chas. Wells after being scared off by the big 2 liter plastic pop bottles they market this beer in. Poured a nice pleasant gold color, lasting white frothy cap that laces well. Well carbonated. Aromas are well pronounced and also pleasant: sweet caramel biscuit malts over some citrusy hops. Fair malty spine to this ...great malt departure balanced off well with the citrus-pine hops...moderate clean finish....medium bodied....refreshing,...heck you canít even taste the maze in it.... a well made malty utility lager with a Brit touch to it in the hopping...not great but good standard fare. At the price Iíd much rather buy this than the hordes of commie welfare lagers on LCBO shelves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintbypint (3515) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2005
500ml can. Light gold pour, very large creamy thick head. Light floral hops in aroma, quite pleasant. Also some honeyish malt. Pretty stagnant body, very low carbonation, light mouthfeel. Some malt detectable, and adjunct (corn), trace of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
Not much to add here. I like other Wells products, but this one was a dim memory as soon as it was finished.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2005
Mild citrus hoppy corn aroma. Clear golden body is topped by lasting cover of white head that leaves some lacing. Mild but sweet malts with light spicy and mildly floral hop flavour and a gentle balancing bitterness. Light body but not watery with fair carbonation. Can (Rahman - Nov. 2004).

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