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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%
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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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (14584) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2006
Bottle from Ungstrup. Copper, thin off white head. Young’s yeast aroma, some citric hop. Way too fizzy. Some caramel. Not near as good as on draught. Yeasty citrus finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle. Amber color and a hoppy light fruity aroma and light citrus malty taste, medium body and light thin finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3823) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Amber in color with light head, straight off tap. Not any over powering aroma pretty weak. Very dry taste with bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dj (526) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle, 660ml. An amber-coloured pour with a small head. A floral aroma with citrus and honey. A hoppy flavour with hints of honey and a moderate bitter finish with more citrus. Light carbonation. Has everything I look for in a bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2006
3.7%v/v dark brown 66cL bottle. Poured a clear pale gold with frothy cream coloured head. Fresh yeast hops nose. Disappointing one dimensional hop flavour. Neutral mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11477) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2006
Dark golden with a small head. Caramel and perhaps a little honey aroma. Caramel and hops flavour with a light, but lingering bitterness. Carbonation is high for the beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2006
Bottled. Fruity and floral aroma. Orange/golden color, beige head, fair lace. Light sweet, bitter, malty, well hopped, light fruity, floral. Light but better than the alcohol percentage would suggest. Surprisingly nice and refreshing beer. Why does it get such low ratings?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2005
An easily enough drinkable beer however both aroma and taste (maily caramel malt and simple grassy hops) are just too simple to even classify it as a good session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2005
Smell and initial flavour is a bit sharp and yeasty. With time, it broadens out into a bitterly hopped finish with a decent malt quality. It’s a thirst quencher for chugging back rather than a sipper really, and at that, it’s not too bad. The cloudiness doesn’t help mind.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2005
Looks good: mid amber with a fairly good head. I like the 660ml bottle. Aroma was faint and malty. There was something going on in the taste department apart from a medium bitter finish. Touch of citrus, touch of caramel. Overall it’s a decent run-of-the-mill English bitter.


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