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Younger’s Tartan Special

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

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Younger’s Tartan Special is a genuine Scottish ale with a full bodied, sweet and satisfying roast flavour.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DanielBrown (3819) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Can from Global Wines, Bearwood. Thin. Light brown. Effortlessly forgettable. Length of taste is equivalent to the half-life of a gull’s fart.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Clear dark brown. Foamy sand-colored head. Weak aroma. A whiff of peppery caramel and something hoppy. Light body, bordering on thin. Taste is light caramel malts with a barely noticeable hop bite. Short watery malt ending. [Draft at Lochside Hotel, Islay, Scotland, 01.09.13]

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DroolYeast (220) - Odder, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
Draft @ a pub in Scotland. No aroma really, a little malt perhaps. Clear brown amber with small lasting white head. Taste is little metallic, bit nutty, light bitterness. Finish is little bitter. Watery texture. Light to medium carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
ralphdot (984) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.7% amber colour with a good head, next to no aroma, bit of a watery bitter. I beer from my youth but not as I remember it.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (1783) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
On tap. Pours a brown amber colour with thin head. Aroma is nonexistent. Light body, thin. Large carbonation. Yep, not great. A slightly malty, lemony, fizzy beer. Not offensive, but not good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2013
On tap at The Laurieston, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thick creamy head, very weak resinous malty aroma, minimal malty flavour, creamy texture, very easy to drink if lacking in flavour

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mutz (600) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2013
Tap@ pub in Scotland. Amberkleurig. Ik ruik er niks aan en het smaakt eigenlijk ook naar niks, superwaterig. Ik drink liever kraanwater dan dit.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tommann (2724) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is burnt toast with a little caramel. Taste has lots of watery caramel with some boiled sweets in the finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ALLOVATE (2413) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2013
A little taken aback by the addition of this one as I’d tried to get it entered on the site as far back as 2006. From a far deceased brewery on Holyrood road it seems strange that the conglomerate of Wells & Young’s would honestly keep this going.
Draught, swan neck @ The Keeper’s Arms, Tranent, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2006.
Tawny brown and bright. Still with a shortlived head of cream that left a light frost. Metallic, rusty car and burnt sugar nose with a hint of salty kelp. Unfunny fizzy start on the palate; watery thin and a little manky. Sweet, sugary burnt caramel notes with a touch of cocoa, metal shards, blood and over brewed tea. Tannic finish is awful. Hope this has improved over the years as this was a once proud and popular ale. In 2006, not so!!!!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1511) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Can from Morrisons at 3.5% ABV. Amber body with a strong white nitro head. Nose is predominantly hoppy, with that Wells house note. Also present are burnt toast, presumably from black malt and toffee. The nose is present but a little muted. Bitter taste, again, pleasant, but muted. Dry finish, All in all a good beer for its strength. A can is perfect for school nights. Basically a weaker cousin of McEwan’s Export.


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