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


on tap

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RATINGS: 207   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madlizzie (12) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanfolty (2515) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2017
March 25, 2017 - on cask at Tin Belly. Clear golden pour with nice amount of head that lasted and left some lacing. Aroma was weak fruit and spice. Taste was very watery with light sweetness and mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeardedAvenger (547) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Cask at the Prince of Wales, Farnborough. Beers were running out after the weekend so was forced to have one of the PoW’ s regulars. Nil aroma. Bright Amber. Thin white head. Medium bitter. Some sweetness. Hoppy. Light. Soft carbonated finish.Bog standard bitter. I need to move to where there’s more craft beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (2853) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Cask at Richard I, Greenwich. Gold amber colour, thin white foam head leaving lacing and malty aroma. Taste is malt, some toffee and caramel, with floral hop bitterness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (12206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours clear golden, nose is burnt toffee, grass, taste is sweet, toffee, cereal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepatrickman (1184) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2016
On cask. A perfectly pleasant pint of bitter. It’s designed to be inoffensive, light, and refreshing, and it does that well, but there are enough subtle flavors on cask that it manages to have a distinct and pleasant flavor of its own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quafco (10) - - APR 3, 2016
Haven’t drunk this since they bulldozed that lovely old brewery to build a thousand flats for irritating Londoners. When I used to drink it was a gorgeous well rounded low abh session best with its golden colour pre-empting the golden ale revolution of the last ten years. Can’t go wrong with it, a really good palate for a session brew. Youngs was a big name in beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4486) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Tried at the New Inn, Folkingham. Amber to copper colour with a white head. Aroma light caramel malts and so was the last. Taste light sweet, to slight bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4412) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma is malty, rye bread and light citrus. Taste is mild bitter with sweetish finish. Light smooth body with nearly flat carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Desverger (10245) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
[email protected] Bull, Streatham, London (30/12/2015) - golden amber pour with white head. Toasty malty aroma and taste with some notes of caramel, light buttery, vague hoppy backing, watery body, bitter finish. Loved and devoured this stuff about 20 years ago, just not the same any more :(

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (929) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Pint (cask) draught @ The Gregorian, Bermondsey, London. Clear amber colour. Didn’t notice any head. This has the usual flavours from malts and fruity hops, but a bit watery. A bit too light for me.

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