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


on tap


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5565) - 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]

   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 (8749) - 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!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2181) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2004
Orange golden coloured. Hopbitter flavour, some sweetness. Ok bitter, but not significantly better than the other bitters from Youngs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2004
Clear orange color, medium white head. Aroma is very weak, bitter, golding hops. Soft malty bitter taste, some bacon notes. Bitter palate. Very weak bitter, i've had much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Bottled
Very welcoming hoppy aroma. Nice lacing starts almost yellow. Colour is copper almost amber. Flavour starts as lightly hoppy but finishes quite quickly. Gives weak but tasty hoppy aftertaste. Very drinkable. (7/4/6/3/13 3.3)
Re-rate, draught:
Hazy amber with creamy and steady white head. Sweet floral aroma. Watery, sweet malty, slightly herbal and grassy. Too thin. (5/3/5/2/10 2.5)

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