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Younger’s Tartan Special

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stuu666 (4136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Keg in some dive bar in glasgow. Pours clear deep amber, nose is toffee, grass, taste is harsh chemical, dry toffee, more unpleasant the more I drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DanielBrown (3966) - 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.

   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]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DroolYeast (314) - Aalborg, 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
ralphdot (1000) - 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 (1899) - 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 (3176) - 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 (663) - 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 (2923) - 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 (2487) - 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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