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


on tap


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12885) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4990) - 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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5593) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IslandHaole (1228) - 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 (2352) - Frederikssund, 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 (4986) - 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 (2470) - 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.

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