Wellington Arkell Best Bitter

Wellington Arkell Best Bitter

Rated 3.017 by BeerPals

Brewed by Wellington Brewery (formerly Wellington County Brewery)

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Bitter

4% Alcohol by Volume

20 International Bittering Units

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2018 Description First brewed in 1985, Wellington Arkell Best Bitter is an amber session ale with a mild, caramel malt body and a subtle hop aftertaste. With only 4% alcohol by volume, Arkell Best Bitter is an incredibly flavourful light beer that is easy to enjoy. This well-balanced bitter is the perfect session ale for any occasion. 2011 Description Originally served as a real ale, Arkell Best Bitter has a loyal following. This delicate and well-balanced bitter is Wellington’s session beer. ALCOHOL VOLUME: 4% COLOUR: Slight copper AROMA: Grain and nut, warm bread TASTE: Delicate sweet malt with a subtle hop flower aftertaste FOOD PAIRING: Traditional fish and chips, steak pie, Cornish pasties

ID: 7101 Last updated 10 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank37084
Overall Percentile21.9
Style Rank617 of 840
Style Percentile26.5
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.022
Weighted Score3.017
Standard Deviation0.455

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  • PALEALERIDER 2241 reviews
    rated 3.1 1 year ago

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

    Tall can part of Welly mix 4 pack. Pours a small foamy bubbly white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Has an amber coppery appearance. Ok lacing. Aromas of toasty and caramel malt, a little bit earthy as well. Flavours are toasty malts, some mild caramel notes, some more earthy malts, very light citrus hints. A little bit of a dry mouthfeel.

  • PAULCARDOM 548 reviews
    rated 2.6 3 years ago

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

    Arkell is an area south of Guelph that managed to get a beer named after them. Not a lot of people live there, and similarly, not a lot of complexity to this beer, but then, it’s an English Bitter so that’s no surprise. The beer pours a dark gold colour with brown hints, very light for a Bitter, with a thin foamy white head. Aroma is nutty with hints of floral hops and caramel. Flavour is quite malty with notes of caramel, and a bitter hop finish. If Arkell was bigger, maybe they could brew a better bitter.

  • CYRENAICA 2142 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

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

    473ml can
    4.0% ABV
    Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    February 2, 2012
    Part of a Wellington 4-Pack available at the LCBO. The beer pours a translucent golden red colour with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet malt, caramel, and light fruits. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is toasted caramel, bread, and a weak hoppish finish.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 2.5 12 years ago

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

    Rich crystal clear copper body a ¼” cap floats on top, meh…. looks like a beer nothing special. Blech what a ungood aroma!!!!! Sour sweaty crotch, or possibly old hiking boot with an underlying sweetness. There is nothing appealing about this aroma, it’s like as if caramel could rot this would be what it would smell like. Taste is marginally better then aroma. Sweet malts, grass, a crisp hopiness, more grass, very mild hints of coffee, and some hazel nut in the finish. I could probably drink this beer and not think about it and it would be fine but when you actually concentrate on what your drinking here it falls apart.

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 2.6 12 years ago

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

    Poured out a large bubbly white head that stays forever, messy lacing and a super clear, nice amber coloured beer. The aroma seems thick and fragrant. Sweet, doughy bread malts, faint citrus hops, hint of spice. The taste is very watery, similar taste as the aroma minus the fact that you can notice it when you think about it. I notice it more when slamming it back. Ok bitterness. Too fluffy to let me drink more than 1 quickly. Man, this is waaay to mellow. Not that bad but there are better options from England for almost the same price (at least here!)

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 2.8 13 years ago

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

    This is a golden coloured beer with some hints of red it. The head is thin, and disappears quickly. The aroma is weak malt, a little hop, and some piney scents. The flavour has malt up front, and finishes with a citrusy hoppy kick.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.6 15 years ago

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

    Tried from hand-pulled cask.....Poured a crystal clear amber with a decent frothy head that lasted out the drink...laced the glass well. Has some nice understated aromas of fresh fruit mingled with caramel or toffee as a more distinct malty sweetness is imparted to the nose..... medium body, good malt spine, round mellow character and a creamy silken mouth feel.... Starts with a nice wallop of malts then light and tangy fruityness to the tongue then builds to a pleasingly balanced hop and malt creamy mouth feel... finishes with a twang of citrus bitter with a lovely malty-bready after taste.... I LIKE this Ale from cask ! Beats the hell out of the rather subdued and overly carbonated and pasturized bottle version

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.0 16 years ago

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

    Cask: Poured a clear brown color ale with a small head that disappeared quite fast. Aroma is quite weak with some malt being distinguishable with some light hops. Taste is refreshing but very light with some sweet malt and light hops. Body is too thin for my own liking and was expecting more bitterness. Not bad but there is some way better bitter out there.

  • CHOPZ 5617 reviews
    rated 3.8 17 years ago

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

    2nd Wellington beer testing tonight. Good, it's quite different from the "Special Pale Ale". Light amber in colour with a small disappearing head. I can smell green apples. Tastes mildly bitter, not as much as expected, and with hints of those apples. Pretty damn good.

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