Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask: Regular.
Also known as Ordinary.
Ingredients:Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Fuggles and Goldings hops.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in October 2006. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
"An easy to drink, refreshing cask ale with a fresh, fruity aroma that leaves a long, satisfying bitter finish. It is traditionally brewed to deliver a clean taste and is light and dry in flavour with a subtle taste of hops."

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cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
Golden coloured ale, with a hoppy nose and ahoppy hoppy biscuity flavour little drying

bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2007
The aroma is very light, almost non-existant. Might be fruity. Pleasant, but almost non-descript. Light amber color with a lacing white head. Starts lightly malty, but the hop seems to provide a well balanced finish.

FatPhil (17077) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Cask (Youngs brewery pub). Classic English bitter, Refreshing, crisp bitterness, good for a session. Had several good examples since, but before it became Wells. Since then, it’s gone downhill.

jeffdaff123 (3) - ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2007 does not count
Since the brewery and production moved to Bedford this product bares no resemblance to the Youngs Bitter lovingly remembered as ’Ordinary’.No longer a pale bitter hoppy light astringent draught,it has been changed into a bland amber beer product , indistinct from any other session bitters.The lineage being totally lost.

detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 Golden and clear as a bell. Lots of citrus and a hit of hops. Flavour lingers in the mouth. Light and easy to drink. Good mouth feel, strong head, good lacing. Very enjoyable. Had a pint recently: re-rate it a bit lower in Appearance and Overall. Its a standard bitter, but a decent one.

erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 1, 2007
handpump at the Rose and Crown in Oxford. Pours a light amber with a frothy head that dissipates. The aroma is med. spicy but nothing really distinct. The body is downright watery. The flavors are...well...nondescript. Some hop spice, earthiness and a touch of malt, but overall...watery. Finish is lightly bitter. Prett damn boring.

madlizzie (12) - ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
Draught at the Rose and Crown, Wimbledon, London. Light colour, thin mouthfeel. Great lacing, but no head. Aroma of newly cut grass. Malty taste, with only a few hops in the finish. Some orange, lemon and ginger. Quite tasty and certainly drinkable, whilst being undemanding.

damiano (20) - USA - DEC 18, 2006
Wonderful brew. Perfect session stuff. Cask tried at the Grapes Wandsworth London, Summer 2006. Just about the best I’ve ever had this one. An explosion in my mouth of different, light flavours. Citrussy, flowery with a lightish body. A bit of bitterness. A first beer and one for when you’re out.

madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2006
Cask @ the Mitre, London WC2. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Easy to drink cask. Sweet and herbal with light flowery and fruity notes. Light bodied.Quite smooth. Light bitter end.

fonefan (51072) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
Cask @ The Roebuck, Hampton Hill (London). Clear amber with a small head. Citrussy hop aroma, English-style. Flavours are bitter throughout with a hint of toffee. Good citrussy hoppiness. Light-bodied.

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