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


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   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 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 (2077) - 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 (5877) - 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 (14611) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2006 (Bottled) Hazy light amber color with a medium, cloudy head and nice lacing. Mild, but pleasant aroma of woody, flowery hops and honey. Mellow, woody-hoppy, dryish flavor with not much maltiness, and a quickly fading finish. Smooth and creamy, although quite carbonated, light to medium-bodied palate. A decently pleasant, yet very easily drinkable brew with a delightfully low ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2003
NERAX '02 Wasn't very impressed with this beer.Sweet and hoppy but with nothing to really grab onto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2003
the epitome of average english pint. pleasureable, if forgettable. all the youngs beers have a more astringent flavor, (assertive would be a more complimentary word) than their london counterparts, but are still nice drinking. the other youngs beers are more representative

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