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

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2255) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Pint in the Fife Arms,Dufftown, Scotland Light brown colour,small off white head. Plenty laceing Very malty aroma though not quite as sweet as others. Has a quite distinctive malty and nutty taste ..the nuttiness raises this above the average 70 shilling type ales. Nice palate, refreshing and well carbonated. I found this very drinkable..good session brew.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
1/2 pint draught, The Blue Blazer, Edinburgh. Reddish brown colour with a fine-laced off-white head. Slightly nutty and crisp aroma. Served too cold. Lightly bitter when it enters the mouth. Drying bitter sensation. Typical lager-like crispness. Prickly sensation from carbonation. Finishes dry with a light roasted maltiness.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Imaena (2173) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 9, 2013
Draught. This is a thin and tinny bitter that does not really have a whole lot going for it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (2158) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2004
Clear orange color, short creamy lasting head. More caramel and toffee than 80 Shilling, note of hazelnut. Not really bitter, lingering palate. Quite nice. (yep, i drank this one with caesar)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Keg (cask may be better): Had this after the 80 and seemed to waive a little in terms of flavor. To its credit there’s a little peated smokiness, while it’s definitely tuned to session drinking.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (2129) - Cambridge, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2058) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamesie1857 (1918) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1787) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Thinly headed darker amber beer. Good aroma somewhat sweet. Nice rounded carmel hoppy taste. Medium mouthfee. Decent finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2010
Ultra smooth nitro bitter. Flavours aren’t strong but was is there is malty with a vague sweetness.


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