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

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


Nilz's rating

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nilz (365) - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (2802) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamesie1857 (1335) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Imaena (1794) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (3492) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Dark golden brown with a thick creamy head. Crisp and smooth but little taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daniele (5190) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
ambrata media schiuma buona persistenza maltata naso poco intenso poco luppolo un po di diacetile leggermente abboccata

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4051) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
330ml bottle labeled as Younger’s Tartan Special Ale in Canada listed at 4.5%ABV poured a pale amber color with a 2 finger creamy white head that left some soapy lacing on the glass. Aroma was light toasted caramel malts and pleasant hops. Taste was malty sweet with a bitter hop finish. Light to medium bodied with loads of carbonation. Quite a bit of flavor for a low ABV brew.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2012
On draught. Pours a hazelnut colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, barley and alcohol. Similar flavours. Moderate carbonation and mildly bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
On tap in Glasgow, named "Tartan Special". Great hop balance. Aromas of caramel, grass, and coke. Taste is sweet and bitter. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JohnRMurdoch (3172) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2011
Keg @ The Jolly Judge, Edinburgh. Mild caramel vegetable aroma. Medium amber brown colour, good head. Sour vetetable toffee malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Bad bitter.


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