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Rogue Youngers Special Bitter

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RATINGS: 583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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YSB is amber in color with a mild hoppy finish. Brewed with a blend of 2-row Harrington and Crystal malts, Willamette and East Kent Golding hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Caramel, dark fruits. A- Amber color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Slightly bitter, caramel, dark fruits, subtle chocolate notes. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- A good special bitter. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2825) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Tap at the Horse Brass, Portland. Colour is clear amber with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, bitterness, caramel and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
Draft at the Rogue pub in San Francisco. Amber with creamy head. Smooth, light citrus notes, bitter. Zesty citrus aroma. A good English-style bitter, a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap in Newport. Clear amber with tan head. Scent is caramel and fruit. Taste is toasty, caramel, with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicowv (455) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Sample tasting at the brewery: Pours dark yellow, light amber. Aroma is light hop and malts. Taste is salty with a bitter finish. Bubbly and astringent. Slight pine flavoer, good flavor overally just kind of plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6222) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber. Total gusher. Hazy reddish orange pour with a foamy head. English and citrus hops, some dusty earthy malts. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Changed (360) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
20oz, asked for 10, @ Horse Brass-- oh well, it’s good. Pours clear amber, white head, foamy lacing. Aroma is caramel sweetness and some hops. Flavor is the same. Bitterness on the end, creamy mouthfeel. A nice English style brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (3222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012
On tap, pours hazy amber with creamy off white head. Aromas of tangerine, caramel, bread, Taste is filled with crystal and sweet caramel malts, some pine and orange also present from the moderately bitter hopping. Medium bodied. Again, this isnt my favorite type of beer but it tasted pretty good on draft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5664) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
Cask @ Rogue Distillery and Public House, Portland
Light aroma with some fruits and hay. Flavour is somewhat fruity with some hay and english hops. Dry, hoppy finish with some nuts. Quite typical cask ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
750ml capped ceramic bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that settles to reveal some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and earthy hops. Taste is a nice caramel malty sweetness coexisting with a wonderful earthy and citrusy hop bitterness. A very nicely done English style bitter that begs to be tasted.

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