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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rok1024 (1273) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - OCT 22, 2013
Slightly hazy deep orange appearance, medium head. Weak citrus aroma, medium bitterness which is more pronounced in the aftertaste. Overall decent Bitter style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (3236) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2016 500ml bottle. Hay and some diacetil aromas. Pours dark gold, clear, with nice creamy white head, persistent, some lacing. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, alightly crispy texture. Taste is mild bitter, some herbal. Very light body and subtle flavours. Quaffable.
Original rating:
Ar:6, App:4, Tst:5, Plt:3, Ovll:10

06-04-2016: NIce british ale. Malty, subtle fruity, smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
bottle, nice grassy hoppy aroma, pale, hazy, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, nice ballanced drinakable taste medium body, slick feel, long finish, all right beer for pub and home drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8772) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Definitely a bitter, but with a taste, mild fruity edge to it, as well as looking good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
500ml bottle from an off licence. Clear and bubbly light amber with a huge fizzy/frothy off-white lasting head. Light cereal grain, grassy and slightly funky hop bitterness, moderate sweetness and alcohol - not bad. Taste follows, just a tad less sweetness - decent, if boring (7-). Average somewhat chewy body, modest carbonation, a bit dry and grassy in the finish, just a whisper of acidity in the aftertaste. Not horrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 8, 2012
50cl bottle. Filtered and golden with medium white head. Nose ; malts, dairy, grassy with a bit of lemon zest. Sip ; low to medium density with creamy body. Just a bit more carbonation then what I call traditionally ’low’. Really nice fluffy body. Full of air and still easy to drink. The taste is overall dry and malty with skunky, lemon zest bite until the end. Little bitter hops are there too. Overall it’s a good beer. Extra points for the great body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tlind2 (1604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle. Amber color, off-white head. Slight caramel aroma. Malty flavor with restrained hops in the background, malty finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Could be worse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ration (2138) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2012
Pours hazy golden with a medium head. Aroma crystal malts, hops. A very typical English bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
28th Oct 2009, I wrote this on BA: This could be the last, or one of the last reviews of a Wandsworth brewed Young’s beer. How fitting then, that the drink by date on the bottle is Saint George’s Day next year. Stranger even still, I met my wife on the 23rd April, way back in 1976, we are still together, and she cleans my pants, now that is true love! Anyway, back to the beer. Light amber with an off white foaming head which didn’t stay long. That might be because I reviewed it while eating Red Leicester cheese, sweet pickle and Hula Hoops. The aroma was sweetish, with a nutty wiff to it. Thie beer is a well balanced blend of hoppyness and a dry thirstquenching bitter flavour, to produce a fine English Bitter. I just hope it doesn’t change to much once it is brewed in Bedford.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
masterful16 (8) - Wimbledon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011 does not count
Yep nice beer; clean tidy with a nice and unique malty taste. Not rich and not for the connoiseur but not bad at all.

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