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Younger’s Tartan Special

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


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Younger’s Tartan Special is a genuine Scottish ale with a full bodied, sweet and satisfying roast flavour.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
HerculeParrot (1) - York, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015 does not count
I remember this beer from the 70s - it was vile then but was almost all you could get in Scotland. The bad news is that a change of brewer has brought little or no improvement. Pours dark amber with a thin white head, has faint nose of caramel and a thin and watery texture. Has caramel and nasty metallic tastes. The aftertaste is brief; mercifully so because there’s nothing pleasant here. Avoid like the plague..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
lillmuffin (118) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2015
Bought a pint in shetland’s "The Loungue" while on a school trip. Bronze-dark color with thin white head. Aroma of red berries,leather and hoppy grass. Taste of alcohol, citrus and bark. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beer5000 (5191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
500 ml bottle. Clear brown body with a small off-white head. Weak aroma with caramel malt and toast. Flavor is caramel malt with low bitterness. Thin body and short aftertaste. Pretty boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeevan (161) - SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2015
....and finally I get to sit down to try this tonight; at home. The can, which looks great with its Tartan livery, is thanks to All my vinyl... thanks really ! Pours light brown/amber. Some roasted malts aroma. Toasted malts and caramel sweetness. Metallic..a. Bitterness. Not as thin, and one dimensional as I thought it would be. Actually quite refreshing in the context of this unexpectedly warm Easter. I could happily drink a few tins of that if there wasn?t much choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (18091) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Can at home... Copper.. Small white head.. Soft sweet metalic toffee malts nose... Soft sweet toffee fruit... Light roast... Light metalic.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Very drinkable... Better than expected by a long way

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
allmyvinyl (7025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
500ml can from Sainsbury’s. 3.5%. Pours clear amber, thin ring of white head. Aromas of metal and malt. Taste is mostly metallic, watery. Finish is mercifully brief.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stuu666 (7325) - 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 (4163) - 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 (4804) - 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 (522) - 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.

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