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

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1187) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber hazy beer with a small white head that provides good lacing. Nose and taste is caramel malts and oranges with a medium citrus/floral hop bitterness to the finish. Nice smooth texture with a lightish body and low creamy carbonation. Eminently sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2009
(Bottle, Huxleys, Heathrow Airport, London, 29 Nov 2009) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with orange and grainy malt. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange, apricots and dusty hops in the finish. Below medium body, mainly dry. Well balanced and tasty, but lacking the complexity and earthy bitterness of the cask version.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlcoholForMe (16) - Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2009
Good, solid real ale and you can’t say fairer than that with a splendid taste

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle from Majestic wines (89p a 500ml) at my brother’s. Amber/gold with a white head. Needs to be served cold as a fridge beer. When it warms up the shortcomings of Well’s industrial scale brewing spoil the refreshment.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2009
Golden with white head. Grass and sweaty changing room type smell, although not too unpleasant. Taste is a little metallic unfortunately. Disappointing seeing as I really enjoyed some of their other beers

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and light fruity hop notes. The flavour is the same and has a pronounced metallic kick in the flavour too. Not quite there overall and I wouldn’t go back for another one considering the high quality of other bitters available.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle conditioned at 4.5% abv. Clear gold, decent white head with some lacing. Medium body, prickly carbonation, mouthfeel, some malty sweetness and fruity hop flavours. Pleasant if unexciting bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RealBeerChap (10) - USA - APR 10, 2009
Solid beer really. Does what you’d expect and there is nothing wrong with a good quality bitter such as this from Young’s, you can’t really go wrong with it unless you are really foolish that is and drink 10 pints or so. I suppose all I can say is that it is not that exciting as beer goes.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 7, 2009
Very light, but decent flavour for such a low ABV. You could drink this all day, but it would get a bit samey. Light fruity malt with a light hop finish

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8916) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle. Golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are light weetabix malts with grapefruit. Quite dusty with some woody notes and hints of cardboard. Flavours are biscuit and weetabix malts with some nuttiness. Dry and hoppy with grapefruit bitterness on the finish. OK.


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