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Youngs Dirty Dicks Ale

Formerly brewed at Young’s
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Generally only available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles. Has appeared occasionally in cask.

A truly delicious mid-gravity ale brewed a high level of crystal malt, which delivers a full mellow flavour.
Maris Otter pale ale malt, Fuggles and East Kent hops, roasted and torrefied barley, crystal malt and fermentation sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a reddish-brown body with an average creamy yellowish-beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, and light fruitiness. Flavor of caramel malt and hops with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Copper with a nice red hue and a nice head. The aroma is malty and the flavour is nicely balanced with notes of fruit, malt, flower and a bit of nuts. It has a nice hoppy bitterness that develops further in the finish!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Drank the 25 ounce bottle. Good bitter flavour. Average aroma and taste. 5.2% alcohol. $2.49 for three Youngs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
[201-20070204] 1pt0.9floz. Medium yeast in aroma. Dark amber body with a couple large slow bubbles and pours a big quick light tan head. Flavour is heavy on the barley malt and toasted caramel, almost burnt and a little smokey. Medium body, light raspy or gravelly mouthfeel. Good togetherness, very English.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
I certainly didn’t think this beer was spectacular in any way. I was expecting a bit more bitter. As it warmed it became better. Fairly average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Ehh, not a big fan of this beer. It has a little whang that I didn’t care for. Why drink this high calorie beer when it is only 4.15? Hell if I know.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2007
Bottle. Poured a dark murky reddish color kinda of thck. Aroma of barley and roasted malt. Taste is smooth with a hint of chocolate finsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Since the Young’s "Ram Brewery" has closed and many of the Young’s beers are now considered "retired", my friend Rob and I had a Young’s beer tasting on 2/08/2007 so that we could try all of the Young’s brews we could get our hands on before they’re gone... Tasting Notes: Young’s Dirty Dick’s Ale pours a clear amber color with a frothy off-white/beige head. The carbonation is lively and vigorous like a thunderous rain storm. The aroma is malty and the flavor has toffee and toasted malt undertones to it with a mild level of bitterness. There is also some complimenting creamy/buttery notes in the flavor as well. The finish is dry and mellow. The mouth feel is smooth and creamy. Overall this is a solid example of a nice English bitter... 16.9 oz bottle; 5.2% ABV; 02 May 2007 (L6122 12:29).

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2007
hmmm...nothing huge sticks out in my mind about this one and its been quite some time. had decent flavor but wasnt super lasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Bottle, 5.2%.

Pours a deep yellow-orange with a nice head. Strong fruity aroma of cherry, apple, and toffee is echoed in a sweet malty flavor, again very fruity, plenty of caramel up front, just a bit of Fuggles bitterness on the finish.

It’s a passable beer that defies easy style catagorization -- I’d call it an ESB --- but it’s just not one I’ll miss very badly.

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