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Young’s Bitter (Cask)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask: Regular.
Also known as Ordinary.
Ingredients:Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Fuggles and Goldings hops.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in October 2006. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
"An easy to drink, refreshing cask 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."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (6059) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2015
Appearance: Clear nutty color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, malty and some flowery notes.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, bready, fruity and some citric notes.
Overall impression: Nice fresh session ale.
Personal stats: On tap at The Wheatsheaf in Borough/London, England

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8075) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. Low fluffy white quickly disappearing head. Malt fruit aroma. Dry and dusty malt straw grass flavor with week hints of fruit. Low carbonation, long dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1298) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Nice head with good duration. Colour is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, malt, flowers and hops. Oily palate and softly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Cask. Short review at a birthday. Amber orange, still, small ring of white head. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet and malty, smooth hop character, softly fruity. In good condition, this is a nicely balanced bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (5572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Brew Wharf, London.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Citrus, hops, fruit.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (491) - - OCT 2, 2014
Darkish golden colour and a very quickly-fading head. Slightly hoppy aroma and a lightly fruity, hoppy taste. Satisfyingly long, bitter finish. A light and dry bitter. A great London beer, beloved by most CAMRA members and beer aficionados, but not as fresh and vibrant as I remember it from 30 years ago. Or is it me?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2531) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Cask cross keys liversidge. Golden thin head. Malty aroma toffee malt taste light bitter. Medium body. Session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8963) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Cask - Light caramel and pale malts.  Clear gold with a creamy nice head.  Pale malts and a light bitterness.  Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (6248) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
Cask @ LHR. Dark gold in the glass. Smooth nice malty beginning. Fresh and nice floral and easy to drink. Hints of grain in the mainpart with a nice ale character. The aftertaste is smooth, fresh. Malt and a nice floral ale bitterness there. Hints of a golden ale. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (3059) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Cask at Advocate Arms Hotel, Market Rasen, yesterday. Sweet grain. Light lemon. Taste is dry, and light bitter. Nothing special, but went ok with a prawn cocktail!

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