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


on tap


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RATINGS: 124   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.

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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cervmagpt (595) - PORTUGAL - NOV 3, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 11A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: low malt aroma with a grainy character and a faint caramel and bready notes. APPEARANCE: pale ambar color and cristal clear. low off-white head with average retention. TASTE: low malty flavour with a faint caramely note. faint herbal hop note. no esters perceptible. medium-low bitterness with an almost dry finish. PALATE: medium-light body with medium-low to low carbonation. OVERALL: an ordinary bitter on the more restrained side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mecafilo (182) - Perugia, ITALY - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a clear orange colour, big rocky beautiful white head. Aroma is medium to heavy malty, with notes of bread; slightly hoppy, with the usual notes of English hops; a little faint, but it’s normal with this style; nevertheless clean. Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter, slightly sour, liquid bread basically. Medium to heavy body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Solid beer, doesn’t surprise much but it doesn’t disappoint, either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandman (2626) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Copper body, white head. Aroma has tea, caramel, sweet herbs. Light though. Lots of tea in flavour, earth and herbal hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pijepiwo (320) - - SEP 6, 2015
Barwa pomaranczowa zmetniona, piana biala drobna. Aromat estry, biszkopt. W smaku slodowe , goryczka srednia ziołowa. Wysycenie srednie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2048) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at the Priory Centre (oh the irony), St Neots. Gold/copper with a bit of white head. Bready, nutty, slightly metallic aroma. Boring bittersweet taste with a sweet/sour caramel aftertaste. Not a patch on the cask version but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClaudeB04 (286) - 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 (1292) - 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 (14811) - 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 (683) - 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 (1270) - 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.

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