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


on tap

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotty (1107) - SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2005
Bottle from Morrisons 99p. Thin brown gold and virtually headless. Grainy nose with only a hint of fruity hops. Light palate, fairly well balanced if a little bland, poor finish. I have fond memories of this, so I’m a bit pissed off this is what its turned into, will try again...it’s only 99p.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Orangey golden with a small, slightly creamy head. Surprisingly high in CO2. Some caramel- and toffee notes and some hops in the finish. Very light body. 180305

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (11544) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2005
Vinous aroma with biscuit and grapes. Some hopbitterness at first, immediately follwed by a biscuit-like sweetness and hints of caramel and licorice. Just a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Thin to medium bodied. Unexciting beer, lacks life and bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2005
Not enough alcohol. Or anything else. All in all, this beer lacks uumph! It’s very nice and polite and rounded and bitter. But there isn’t enough of anything.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11965) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2005
Bottled, Pasteurised. Amber beer with white head. Sweeter than the cask with less hop and bitterness. Malty, biscuity with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
Clear amber colour with small off white head. Malty nose with a slight sweetness along with a hoppy bitterness. Flavor is initially malty with a sour touch, then becomes more bitter into a fairly long finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivo (2646) - 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 (3849) - 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 (3479) - 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 (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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]

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