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


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Keg & bottle: Pasteurised.
Previously 4.5%. Previously also known as Younger’s IPA.
Production moved from Fountain to Caledonian in Dec 2004. Brand acquired by Wells & Youngs in 2011.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
1/2 pint draught. Light brown colour and with a tall creamy(!) off-white head. Aroma of minty roasted mats and a little hops. Smooth mouthfeel and texture. Light gentle hop flavour and a little roasted malts. Hopping and malts seems very similiar to Kilkenny. Very soft flavours and mouthfeel. Just slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2006
Chewy toffee, caramel and bready, malt forward aroma. Clear, deep burnished copper coloured body is topped by a dense, fine bubbled, creamy, white head that lasts throughout and coats the glass. Mild dark malt character and leafy hops take the edge off thick, sweet, caramel maltiness with a slightly sour note and some earhty, floral character. Medium full body with moderate carbonation that fills the mouth. On draught at The Douglas Arms in Bothwell, Scotland (May-06).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Draught. Copper coloured beer with a thin tight white head. Some caramel and honeyish malts with a hint of ctrus. Light hop spice. Wattery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LadySusan (724) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
This Scottish ale has all the classic tastes of Younger’s. The slight bitter felling and the dryness, everytihng you want from this beer you get and more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at Cooper’s, Edinburgh 29/09/2001 Amber mid brown coloured and sweet on the palate. Smooth with a hoppy malt finish. 2. Keg Handpump at Nicensleazy, Glasgow 22/06/2004 Mid brown amber coloured slightly fruity and rich on the palate. Dry lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful copper coloured with a small head. Soft and very malty - roasted malt and sweet caramel. Low in both CO2 and bitterness. Highly drinkable. 020201

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 9, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 NCIe lager, it was really refreshing. ALthough I ahd to taste more. IT is a dark lager, but tastes like a clear one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Very thin and innocuos beer. Some Astingency and diacetyl notes with a touch of dms. Wet hay and metallic nose slight malt with some burnt raisin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2063) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Pint: Fife Arms Hotel, Dufftown,Scotland. Slightly murky brown( some cascading effect),with a large creamy off white head The aroma is pretty subdued, due probably to this being served a tad too chilled. As it warms pleasant malts appear. Very very smooth beer the taste is of sweet malts but with chocolaty and nutty accents.Small taste of hops at the very end,. wonderful mouthfeel, exceptionally smooth. Exceptional drinkability, I had several pints..nice,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2005
Thin-bodied malty Scottish session ale. Poured the colour of toffee with a skinny head. The classic Scottish nose has plenty of toasted malt and nuts. The light body seems insubstantial for the abv and style. Sweet malt is the dominant flavour, with some raisins in the middle. Echoes of some of the sweeter light English stouts. A good quaffer but a little skinny. (Bottle)

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