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


on tap

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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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.

BuzzBeer99's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 25, 2002
seemed much better after choking down a flowers IPA. Upon further review it was just an average ESB which is still a welcome sight if you’ve got a flowers in your hand.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClaudeB04 (191) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 31, 2015
Amber colour, no head. Not knowing the style I thougt bitter meant really bitter which the beer is not... Taste is fruity sweetness with a medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eduardovl (999) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 500ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a golden orange bit cloudy color. Forms a medium white bit yellow aired head. Medium retention and some nice lacings S: Smells like a good bitter :), I mean, caramel malts, toffee and grassy and citrus hops. Bready. Simple but pleasant T: Follows the nose. A caramel upfront followed by a watery and malty body with a good bitter-grassy-pine-citrus hoppy aftertaste. A little bit metallic. In overall a dry and bitter taste, no sweetness M: Very light wayery body. Nice medium carbonation. Reasonable ( an good!) hoppy bitter aftertaste O: Very drinkable as a English Bitter should be. Nice one [ BA Review @ 3/6/2012 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (9292) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, nussig. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig. Karamell, fruchtig, nussig.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gregus (381) - Kraków, POLAND - APR 10, 2014
Butelka. Piana szybko znikła. Kolor pomarańczowy, zmętniony. Aromat słodowy, trawiasty. Goryczka dosyć wyraźna. Jest owocowość.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rok1024 (1189) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - OCT 22, 2013
Slightly hazy deep orange appearance, medium head. Weak citrus aroma, medium bitterness which is more pronounced in the aftertaste. Overall decent Bitter style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lowenbrau (2412) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 23, 2013
500ml bottle. Hay and some diacetil aromas. Pours dark gold, clear, with nice creamy white head, persistent, some lacing. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, alightly crispy texture. Taste is mild bitter, some herbal. Very light body and subtle flavours. Quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
bottle, nice grassy hoppy aroma, pale, hazy, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, nice ballanced drinakable taste medium body, slick feel, long finish, all right beer for pub and home drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (5109) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Definitely a bitter, but with a taste, mild fruity edge to it, as well as looking good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
500ml bottle from an off licence. Clear and bubbly light amber with a huge fizzy/frothy off-white lasting head. Light cereal grain, grassy and slightly funky hop bitterness, moderate sweetness and alcohol - not bad. Taste follows, just a tad less sweetness - decent, if boring (7-). Average somewhat chewy body, modest carbonation, a bit dry and grassy in the finish, just a whisper of acidity in the aftertaste. Not horrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1619) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
50cl bottle. Filtered and golden with medium white head. Nose ; malts, dairy, grassy with a bit of lemon zest. Sip ; low to medium density with creamy body. Just a bit more carbonation then what I call traditionally ’low’. Really nice fluffy body. Full of air and still easy to drink. The taste is overall dry and malty with skunky, lemon zest bite until the end. Little bitter hops are there too. Overall it’s a good beer. Extra points for the great body.

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