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


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Charles Wells and Young’s merged in 2006. Young’s brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Bursting with taste, Young’s Bitter is an easy to drink, refreshing ale with a fresh, fruity aroma that leaves a long, satisfying bitter finish. It is traditionally brewed to deliver a clean taste and is light and dry in flavour with a subtle taste of hops.
Youngs Bitter is brewed by methods unchanged for generations to modern standards using only the highest quality traditional ingredients.
100% malt brew: Maris Otter and crystal malt with Fuggle and Golding hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivo (2603) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2005
Smells like an old shoe, amber color, low lathery head. Stale hops arriving quickly after a thin, weak malt body departs. Pretty normal British ale...actually below average when you get down to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3658) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 6, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 I do not know why English like these kind of beers, no bubbles no flavor but a sawer flavor at the back of the tongue, it is like a tea with a beer taste. But this was not that bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3144) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
Bottle - 500ml. Nice hazy amber body topped with a thin white foamy head. Good hoppy aroma with herbal and woody notes. Its hoppy taste (Fuggle) is well balanced but could be stronger. Very refreshing Bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5297) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 Bottled. Filtered and pasteurised. 3.7%
Feb, 2002: Bottled beers, while not quite reaching the heights of a well kept cask ale, have a consistency which is reassuring. This bottled Young’s is a decent casual beer with a fuller flavour than the 3.7% alcohol content would suggest. [2.8]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2004
Pasteurised bottle from Morrison’s. Definitely better on draught. Good hop aroma, little bit too carbonated for my taste. You can taste the hops in the finish, but not like the explosion with a good fresh draught pint of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2004
Got this in LIC. Gladsaxe DK. Bottle. Amber color and a hoppy light fruity aroma and light citrus malty taste, medium body and light thin finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2004
Almost a full body and flavour is achieved throughout a 3.7%. An undertone of burnt wood flavour in the malt is pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2004
Weak floral aroma with some metallic hint. Copper colored with no head. Flavor has obviously more of a bitter than aroma. Somehow bland palate and weak taste of malts. Hops come up nicely bitter, although this beer could have better balance with fuller body and more malts. Hopping leaves nice and lasting dry affect in mouth.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2004
(on bottle)Making my annual elderflower-sirup, whilst drinking this one, I really can´t say a word about the sent of this baby. But I did have a good time . This is a humble beer, just a good refreshment. And at a mere 3,7 I could have had 2. The kind of brew thats just so freaking-every-day-life-pint for the thirsty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2004
bottled. Bit of a metallic twang to this amber coloured beer. The taste is mostly bitterness and unexciting. From memory this is better on cask (but not much!)

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