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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10190) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9500) - Tromsř, 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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2007
This has all the elements a fine bitter should have, but it is way too shy of making any statement. Everything is on the safe side, there are (were) far more interesting bottled beers from Young’s where they play with the ingredients and make something interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2386) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
NIce, fresh aroma but with no distinct character. Golden colour with a frothy white head, looks high in carb. Clean crsip tatse. sweet and smooth as it goes down. Bitter finish, little watery also. Nice beer but nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5285) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2006
Bottle: clear gold with an off-white head, some carbonation; earthy aroma; gently bitter with a clean aftertaste. Everything an "ordinary" bitter should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mansquito (4334) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2006
A bitter ale that is quite bitter, but still easy to pour down your throat (that is the purpose of bitter ale as far as I know). Nice color. hops are overcome by the bitterness. Probably would have enjoyed beer more if I had it in a better place, but the bar where they had it was not to my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2006
Strong fruity esters are joined with caramel malts and earthy, floral hops in the nose. Clear and lightly hazy deep golden body is topped by a generous off white head that recedes to a lasting cover with nice lacing. Earthy and dry flavour has some residual caramel and plenty of fruity esters. Medium body with fizzy and somewhat short-lived carbonation. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (BB 15-Jan-07, Bičropholie, Aug-06).

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