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


on tap

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IslandHaole (1100) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - SEP 13, 2005
A clear Amber color with an off-White head. Floral, Caramel, slight wood in the nose. Thin bodied but decent bitterness up front, a bit of sweetness from the crystal malts in the middle. They seem to have a distinct taste I can pick out, candi sugar with a touch of copper. A moderate bitter follow with a clean finish. Not too bad but too thin for my taste to really say it’s good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NosirIwont (2152) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2005
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Sweetish hop aroma with apple notes. Flavour is equally sweetish and hoppy with notes of apple. Malts as well. A bit thin, though, and not a whole lot bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2005
orange beer wit small head. citrussy hop aromas. bitter, grassy, straw-like taste. mf is thin and maybe a bit too watery. decent bitter ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4418) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2005
I expected this to be a run of the mill biter-but it wasn’t.It has a wonderful bitterness that is not overpowering.Pours with a big head. and a slight trace of lemons. A lovely session bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2005
660ml Bottle. When opened at cellar temp some of the beer foams over (happened twice). When chilled problem does not arise. Not exactly flavoursome and exciting. Slightly overcarbonated but apart from this fairly drinkable in a boring way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (22890) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
Bottled. Pale orange colour. small bubbly head. Weak hoppy aroma with hints of vegetables and fruit (weak). Hoppy flavour with caramellish and hayish hints. A bit mouldy too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotty (1094) - SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2005
Bottle from Morrisons 99p. Thin brown gold and virtually headless. Grainy nose with only a hint of fruity hops. Light palate, fairly well balanced if a little bland, poor finish. I have fond memories of this, so I’m a bit pissed off this is what its turned into, will try again...it’s only 99p.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Orangey golden with a small, slightly creamy head. Surprisingly high in CO2. Some caramel- and toffee notes and some hops in the finish. Very light body. 180305

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (11210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2005
Vinous aroma with biscuit and grapes. Some hopbitterness at first, immediately follwed by a biscuit-like sweetness and hints of caramel and licorice. Just a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Thin to medium bodied. Unexciting beer, lacks life and bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2005
Not enough alcohol. Or anything else. All in all, this beer lacks uumph! It’s very nice and polite and rounded and bitter. But there isn’t enough of anything.

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