Brewed by Wells & Youngs
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.

Voivod's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Voivod (304) - Como, - JUL 29, 2003
Copper colour, no head to talk about. Caramel and nuts in the aroma. The flavour is smooth and malty with traces of caramel liquorice, with a smoked finish. A nice Scottish Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (7375) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Keg at Thomson’s, Edinburgh. It pours deep amber-brown with a medium creamy beige head. The nose is toasted brown bread, creaminess, earth and leather. The taste is creamy, toast, watery, earth, very mild bitterness and brown bread with a short, dry finish. Light-medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Looks good and mouth-feel is decent, not much taste though... Fine for chasing a whisky.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tommann (2848) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Keg at Norton Cricket Club, Stockton-on-tees. Pours brown with a large head. Aroma is tea, caramel and vanilla. Taste is caramel, toast and vanilla.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (8466) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
Full pint from keg, outdoor at the County Hotel Bar in North Berwick. Lasting nitro creamy, white head. Clear dark amber coloured body. Poor lacing. Malty nose with a touch of resin. Mild malt accented taste of caramel and dark fruits. Malty ending with distant bitterness. Medium to thin bodied. Ok (08.08.2013).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnar (5656) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
On tap at Cuan Mor, Oban. Pours clear dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is weak, some dark caramel. Taste is malty, nutty malts, almost no bittering hops presence. Lingering malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4068) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
(draught) pours a clear deep amber colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of caramel, light raisins, bread dough, floral hops and a very light hint of butter. flavour is slightly earthy, with a hint of tobacco, caramel and strawberries. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Imaena (1881) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle. This is not a bitter I would reccomend. Its tinney and thin without much to offer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3070) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2013
On tap at The Laurieston, Glasgow - clear dark amber, thick creamy off-white head, resin and barley aroma, creamy texture, fragile lacing, creamy malty texture, malty resinous flavour, refreshing, malty finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (993) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
4.2% brown colour with a good head, slight roast malt aroma, malt and hop taste, I used to drink this quite a lot but now find it to be very ordinary and they have dropped the alcohol from 4.5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle, in Scotland 2011. Poured a reddish brown color. ARoma of malt, caramel, with a bit of earthiness. Flavor was the same, with a bit more sweetness and a touch of smoke/roast. Good enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2012
Bottle. I’m just updating my records. had this a while ago and really enjoyed it. Nice beer.

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