Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston's)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles. Made between October and March.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in 2007. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Rich ruby coloured beer, almost red in bright light. Complex fruity nose with hints of candy. Luscious and full bodied, with a powerful mouth-coating flavour leading to a bittersweet, vinous finish.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale ale malt and crystal malt with Young’s unique cane sugar mix added to the copper with Fuggle and Golding hops.

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VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2002
Clear chestnut with ruby hues. Thin head. Light carbonation. Nice looking brew. Aroma or caramel, plums and light hops. Hoppy taste right from the get go with notes of grass and hay. Earthy hops sit atop a mellow malt body of caramel and toffee. Dry with a slight fruity edge. True this is not an 'in-your-face' winter warmer but it is a good brew none the less.

omhper (25956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2002
Chestnut brown. Nicely, malty, toffee and sugar flavour, sweetish. Slightly bitter finish. Overall a good winter beer.

tomppa444 (46) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2002
Left me cold. Bitterness without real flavor................................

Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2002
Mighty Tasty, with a smooth bitter finish...................................

Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2002
Very dark ale. Smooth not to much flavor, slightly bitter finish. ..........

ravidesai (979) - Bombay, INDIA - DEC 18, 2001
strong brown ale. nice red, brown colour. nutty aroma. smooth and a little sweet. lightly spiced. not enough punch to work as a winter warmer.

Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2001
Round, smooth, rich in aroma but a little bit too mild. ....................

40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 30, 2001
Sweet coffee aroma. Mild coffee taste with a bitter finish. Not a bad beer (no offensive flavors) but way too light-bodied and lacking richness and complexity for something described as a 'winter warmer.'

lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 29, 2001
As others have found, it left me wondering, 'where's the warmth?' Distinctive Young's yeast nose.

joet (2675) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2001
Some carmel and candy, medium body, tannic bitter, some 'pill' flavors. 'Tasty' but not exceptional.

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