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


on tap


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Keg and bottle: Pasteurised.
Previously also known as Younger’s Scotch Bitter and as Youngers Tartan Special.
Production moved from Fountain to Caledonian in Dec 2004. Brand acquired by Wells & Youngs in 2011

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nilz (454) - Glasgow, - FEB 2, 2013
Draught poured a light mahogany colour with an off white head. Aroma was mildly of hops and the taste had a bit of molasses and maltiness with a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (830) - SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Drinking this reminds me of the time when I used be partial to a few pints of 70 back in the old days. A big standard keg bitter is the same vain as John’s Smiths or best. Additional points for nostalgia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2924) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2015
On tap at Feuars Arms in Kirkcaldy Fife. Remarkably creamy and durable head over a brown body with excellent clarity. Amazing creamy lacing. Aroma dominated by English hops. Medium carbonation; Near medium body Very good balance. Slightly bitter by the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (1339) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Keg tap at the Hole in the Wall, Dumfries. Tawny brown with a sizeable creamy head. Smells of very little: a bit of plummy/appley sweetness with some malt. Taste is pleasant enough - a fruitcake malt unless dominates - but again shockingly slight. Not a lot to this beverage at all really.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeevan (111) - SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2015
On tap at the Parlour Leith. Had two pints of this as there was nout else. Pours amber. Toffee malts aroma...just. Taste not doing much. Thin. Some maltiness and a little fruity hops. Thin and too bland. Why !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Cask at a pub in Rothesay. Pours copper amber, nose is full toffee, floral, taste is more dull toffee, dry, thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (8822) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Keg at Jolly Judge. It pours clear amber with a thick white head. The nose is soft, grainy, brown caramel, raisin and sultana. The taste is smooth, creamy, toasty grain, wood, touch of pepper and leather with a dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Quite superior to the caledonia best I had earlier today... Good looking a good mouth-feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (6055) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2014
Keg at the Royal Hotel, Stromness. Pours clear red brown, thick white head. Light malty aromas, sweet taste, watery finish. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamesie1857 (1644) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Keg at The Shed, 7 Lady St, Annan DG12 5DA back in 24 March 2012 - Russet red body, thick white head. Nose is faint malts and caramel, taste is a metallic cheap canned bitter note. Thin mouthfeel. Another uninspiring one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Imaena (2038) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Draught. This is a thin and tinny bitter that does not really have a whole lot going for it.

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