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Younger’s Tartan Special

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
ralphdot (973) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (1051) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2434) - 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

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mutz (489) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tommann (2485) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - 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!!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1388) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2933) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
Smooth textured golden coloured ale with a small head and a true acute bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (4000) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2012
Brownish colour with an off white head. Mild caramel malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Mild bitterness. Bready flavour with a lot of caramel malt. Low carbonation.
[On tap at Bridges Bar in Ayr, Scotland]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamesie1857 (1225) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
On tap in Gretna. A run of the mill Scottish style beer that lacks imagination. At least it was wet.

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