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

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RATINGS: 99   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1905) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Imaena (1837) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2002
Bland and easy to drink, good for a long night at a pub, but nothing to get excited about.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
Just too much caramel sweetness for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2002
Boring and indistinguishable. Ok to drink when not looking for much.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamesie1857 (1401) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1322) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1312) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Thinly headed darker amber beer. Good aroma somewhat sweet. Nice rounded carmel hoppy taste. Medium mouthfee. Decent finish.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2002
Canned. Medium amber clear under a small medium lasting pale beige head. Faint metallic bitter and day old minced meat aroma. Thin watery body. Mild metallic malty sweet and stale bitter flavours. Weak fading malty sweet finish and aftertaste. Not good. I find it hard to believe that it’s the same beer that 15 other people have rated. Maybe the bottled or draught versions are better.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2003
Medium brown colour with a diminishing white head. Light caramel and floral aroma. Raisin and toffee flavours, finishing with a pleasant floral bitterness. Medium bodied, but slightly watery finish.


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