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


on tap

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2008
Bottled 50cl. 4.5 ABV. The nose is of candied fruits and hops. Nice. Hoppy flavor with hints of candied fruits, wild strawberries, breakfast cereals and honey. Good bitterness. Nice lacework. Nicely balanced. Some licorice in the finish. I enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Bottle conditioned from Tesco. Dark amber with a nice white head. Good malty aroma with yeasty tang and hop undertones. Fruity taste with a good bitter finish. Light on the palate given its 4.5% ABV. One of the more successful efforts at producing a bottled bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 27, 2008
No 583
Rated: 26.09.2008
Bottle brown, 500 ml. A new version in a new bottle design in a higher alcohol content of not 3.7% but 4.5% abv. Matured in a bottle for a fresher taste.
Appearance: Pours bright golden, hazy - yeasty body texture with a gentle carbonation and moderate, slighty off white, thick and regular, frothy head, slowly collapsing and leaving quite thick, nice lacing. This doesn’t look like a bitter in its body colour being more like a mild ale or a golden ale/blond ale on a verge of bright amber ale.
Aroma: Gently fruity, mainly citrusy - hoppy, refreshing accents with gentle, honest, earthy - grainy barley background, focused gentle hoppyness and bitterness hiding and very faint on the top. Gentle note of ink. Gentle skunk being very surprising for a bitter. Simple.
Flavour: Its a negative step that they made the level of the alcohol higher, now the beer become moderately and though considerably alcoholic at front creating a harsh impression together with a bitter beer profile. Tastes similar to a malt liquor if tasted with the eyes covered and if not this more sophisticated fruityness of pineapple, clementine, orange, graphefruit and fresh rounding malted barley touch on palate, leaving some kind of cheap skunky hoppy accent, not worth its price, definitely not worth buying again. If you would like to have something good fron Wells&Youngs dont’t buy it. Accidity like in poor lagers from brewing cereal. It’s a pity it costed so much.
Palate: Body is light, texture is wattery, carbonation on palate is poor, tastes like a sud among bitters of England. Stiff nasty dry and harsh astringent palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2683) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2008
From notes alone. Tried this back in September ’07.
’Honey gold and slightly hazy. Head a furious fluffy white tower that keeps and mucks up the glass. Sweet caramel and Anzac biscuits, some sourdough and rosewater on the nose. Tangerine sharpness and soft notes of marmalade mainly on the thin, though creamy and soft palate. Back end shows some flowery, earthy hops; the bitterness a little too tame. It hints at chive damper in the aftertaste with more marmalade lingering long. The flavour softens the more you drink it, burnt caramel comes through. It is so easy to drink. Managed a few pints with the brain turned off. Surprisingly good, session Bitter.’ (50cL, 31/03/08, The Beer Store Morley)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
twilliams (1) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008 does not count
Not bad for a standard bitter. Easy to drink another, and the abv lets you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle (500ml). Poured a golden orange with a very thick (almost creamy), fluffy, white head which lasted extremely well. Aroma was of sweet bready malts with tangerines, blood oranges, marmalade, toffee and a hint of English hops. Flavor was an extremely light hop bitterness (earthy) with sweet/dry biscuity malts, oranges, marmalade, caramel, some light metallic notes and a crisp, clean finish. Light bodied with lively carbonation, a dry mouthfeel, watery texture and a very short finish. A touch to fizzy (over carbonated) and quite thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1746) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 Appearance: Musty, pale brown. Nice amount of head. Aroma: Hopsy, citric, fruity. Taste: Not much, hopsy and fruity. Bitter aftertaste. Info: 660ml bottle, 14/9-2005, 12/300

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexcandy (63) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2008
Cloudy in appearance. half inch head sulphur aroma. Long lasting finish.Its ok and I would drink it but not my first choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - MAY 8, 2008
Prodotto tra i più classici di Young’s, questa si lascia decisamente bere per quanto riguarda la gradazione alcoolica (3.7%) che tuttavia non le ruba carattere e ciò (visto che è una ale commerciale) è uno dei grossi punti a favore. Uno degli unici punti a favore direi, perché per il resto si tratta di un prodotto piuttosto insipido e non molto raffinato; aroma lieve, sapore non molto deciso con note di toffee stemperate da un leggero agrumato+luppolerie non così convincenti come si dovrebbe. La Young’s fa birre migliori; comunque gran bella curiosità e bisognava assaggiarla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarossaLuke (549) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2008
A nice easy drinking session beer. Alcohol is not too high at 3.9%ABV. Simple, clean fruit and malt aroma with some earthy hop character. Clean refreshing on the palate with a good balance of malt and hops. Went down very easily, wished I’d had another one.

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