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

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 2   Biscuity : XX   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Honey : 2   Cereals : 3   Grainy : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : 1   Floral : 1   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : 1   Herbal : 1   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 2   Mint : 2   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Still quite fresh, well malted, dry example with mild earthy mintiness.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2007
Unretired bottle from Tesco. Lagery gold clarity with lacy white froth. Some very musty ganja-tinged hop resins floating out of the pint glass as it warms. Smells much better than it tastes. Sourish, faintly sulphurous with a shampoo bitterness in the finish. Doughy, fresh bread-like afters. Ok Bitter cooked and filtered half to death.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours warm golden in colour some citrus notes from the hops. taste is a touch sweet but there is some balance with a reasonable bitterness, as bitters go this is fairly standard and has little to set it apart from the rest of the crowd.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (14184) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
Golden coloured ale, with a hoppy nose and ahoppy hoppy biscuity flavour little drying

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 20, 2007
Bottled. A clear orange beer with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet with dusty flowery notes from the hops. The flavor is sweet with notes fo caramel, leading to a dry flowery and bitter end. The body is thin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
500ml bottle. Gold/amber colour with little head. Not much happening in the aroma. There’s a light, citric bitterness on the palate. Dry, but rather thin, with a papery feel. This can be a decent session bitter on cask but it doesn’t translate to bottle too well. No great faults, and drinkable enough, but I couldn’t get too excited by this beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
It’s a golden beer, with a nice, creamy head. Nice and light aroma, the flavour has a moderate bitterness and notes of caramel, fruit and flowers. The bitterness increases in the finish, but still moderate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2007
Yet again, ratebeer are saying beers are retired when they aint! I bought a bottle of this golden wonder from Tesco’s just today! And it tastes good. Light brown/dark amber in colour, good carbonation. Slips down a treat with a slight hoppy dryness clearly evident. A tad reminiscent of the great Shepherd Neame Masterbrew!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Sampled in London. A nice drink. The bitters are nice and the hops used are excellent as well. It is a very smooth drink with a little bit of bitter aftertaste but is nice. Pours dark brown.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7986) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2007
660ml bottle (bb.12.06.07) from Sainsburys, Holborn. Golden brown body under a frothy, white head. Malty foundation in aroma and taste, but with a citrus-fruity accent. Nice bitter end. Refreshing. Standard English bitter (Sampled with CinnamonGirl and Magne, 01.02.2007).


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