Charles Wells Lager

Charles Wells Lager

Rated 2.808 by BeerPals

Brewed by Charles Wells Ltd.

Bedford, United Kingdom

Style:  Lager

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Wells Premium Lager is brewed using the finest ingredients and pure water from the brewery's own well to produce a crisp tasting lager

ID: 2686 Last updated 5 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank43750
Overall Percentile7.5
Style Rank757 of 983
Style Percentile23
Lowest Score1.6
Highest Score3.7
Average Score2.750
Weighted Score2.808
Standard Deviation0.759

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  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 2.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    It may say Premium on the label, but that is just to sucker beer buyers who have no clue what Premium means, and they certainly won't find it in this beer. Like a lot of Charles Wells products this is an overhyped beer that has little to offer in flavour. The aroma is weakly malty, and the flavour is as weak as the aroma with no detectable reason to drink it.

  • CYRENAICA 2122 reviews
    rated 1.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    500ml can
    5.0% ABV
    Queen's Quay LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    May 29, 2008
    The beer pours a translucent pale golden yellow colour with a very thin white head. The aroma is grassy malt with a little bit of hops. The mouthfeel is crisp, medium bodied and medium carbonation. The flavour is very grassy.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 2.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 4

    Can: Poured a golden yellow color lager with a medium bubbly white head with minimal retention. Aroma of semi-sweet malt and light hops is a bit shy but could have been worse. Taste is sweet with some light floral hops at the end. There is some adjunct in there but not in such large quantities as to gross out the whole thing. Overall, this was not a bad beer but not something I would go for again.

  • BEERHAWK 351 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A crisp lager,with a decent taste and Apperance. This one has a nice hoppish crack to it and a nice light sparkling aftertaste. Decent for an english beer.

  • BIEGAMAN 551 reviews
    rated 1.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 3

    I hate to be the only one thus far to knock it so bad, but this one ranks at the very bottom of any beer Ive had to date. Even for a simple lager Id expect more! Off balance, lack of aroma, distant flavour (if any) and that same foul aftertaste Ive experienced with most of the Wells products. Ive found them generally distasteful. I wouldnt hesitate to take any well known swill macro over this Im sorry to say. Its not bitter, not sweet, no hops (duh), no body...less sucking - more beer!

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    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 malt spine to this ...good malt departure balanced off well with the citrus-pine hops...moderate clean finish....medium bodied...well rounded....refreshing,... .... a well made all-malt utility lager with a Brit touch to it in the hopping...not great but good standard fare. At the price I’d much rather buy this than the hordes of commie welfare lagers on LCBO shelves.

  • SKANADIAN 269 reviews
    rated 3.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours a golden amber colour with a thick foamy head and lots of thick lacing which lasts the entire drink. A malt smell with perhaps a bit of corn as well. Very full and very smooth in the mouth with a bitter taste with some mild corn flavours. A little bit of carbonation rounds out the lasting bitter aftertaste.

  • CHOPZ 5574 reviews
    rated 3.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This premium lager pours a beautiful golden-amber colour, with a fat creamy head and very good retention. The lacing, as well, is thick and fat. Very nice for a lager. The scent is pretty malty with hints of corn (which is one the ingredients). The taste is smooth, with a slight bitterness and a corny finish. Carbonation is very lively. A 3mm layer coats the brew all the way down. Amazing ! Charles Wells products never seem to deceive me for low budget brews. Quite a pleasant drink, for just a plain lager. Premium... sorry.

  • OZZMOSIS 67 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    i kind of like this beer. seldom had the chance to try english beers. had it in those 500ml cans. nice aroma with a sweet finish. feels really fantastic inside your mouth.

  • BOV 1743 reviews
    rated 2.8 19 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    intense golden colour, big head, mild hop aroma, fresh, clean, slightly sweet with some dry finish

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