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


on tap


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
Only available in bottles and cans(pasteurised).
Charles Wells and Young’s merged in 2006. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Britain’s most favoured light ale, often mixed with Young’s Bitter. Pale amber in colour with a complex but clean and nutty nose. A clean, satisfying blend of malt and hops, more bitter than the average light ale. Maris Otter pale ale, torrefied barley, crystal malt, fermentation sugar and Fuggles and Goldings hops.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mt_hall (195) - Hertfordshire, - JAN 23, 2013
Bottled. Pale/mid amber colour. Lively white head, lots of carbonation. A nutty, lager-like aroma with a touch of malt. Slightly sweet start, with a drier hoppy finish. Clean and refreshing, but thin. Far more like a lager than I was expecting. Probably refreshing on a hot summer’s day, but otherwise nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (2164) - Gdańsk, POLAND - OCT 6, 2016
275ml bottle. The beer is clear with small to medium head. The beer has weak aroma of toasted bread…some zest or very delicate lemon grass ? Maybe herbs, anyway the beer almost has no complexity. The same with the taste. One thing which is nice , it’s the fancy packaging. That made me buy it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mmcd123 (7) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 3, 2016 does not count
Light carbonation. Pale in colour. Not much of an aroma, nor is there any taste. Not bitter as it says on the bottle. Shame as i know they brew good beers. Not a great beer though, and wouldn’t drink again. Sorry!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grzesiek79 (4163) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Ogolnie piwo lekkie ale chmiel Golding wyraznie zaznacza sie w samej koncowce wlasciwie w kilka chwil po przelknieciu. Goryczka jest dosc dluga i trwala. To w zasadzie jedyny pozytywny efekt tego piwa jaki poozostawia. Pozatym jest lekkie latwe i przyjemne, mala butelka kolor jasno bursztynowy oraz mala piana.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Fisler (446) - Bamberg, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
Schöne Farbe, leider kein Schaum. Nase: kaum Aroma, leicht Malz. Im Trunk Wein, etwas sauer, wässrig. Britain’s favorite light ale - I doubt it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoestring (373) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Not the worst and would go down a treat on hot day. Golden with head when roughly poured into glass. Hoppy malty caramel notes in nose. Not too thin when room temperature. Had worse and would do the neccesary thirst quencher as a light should

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
s_hartshorne (2714) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle shared with sarkynortherner. Golden no head. Aroma is pale malts taste same ok hoppy bitters. Body thin. More lager than ale. Not good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SarkyNorthener (4276) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
New years eve beer 5. Bottle shared thanks to s_hartshorne. Light amber beer no head. Aroma of light malts. Taste is pale malts and a touch of hop. Poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Very fizzy. Nice colour. Light amber. Mild head. Quite chemical aroma. Too fizzy on the tongue for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
allmyvinyl (9936) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
275ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber-brown, big bubbly white head that head soon vanishes. Aromas of ccaramel and light nuttiness. Taste is toffee sweet. Very thin body, watery. More like a bitter shandy than anything. Not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Desverger (9871) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle@Pied Bull, Streatham (9/3/2014) - pours a pale amber/copper colour with thin white head. Light malty and nutty, slight caramel, toffee, very watery, low carb, overall pretty plain and forgettable.

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