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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.

britishalenerd's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
britishalenerd (11) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
Nothing special about this...it had a dead end malt flavor that was sort of annoying, subtle hop taste in the finish....pass me a otter head please.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1284) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2015
best before sept 03. Oh myyy. red brown pour some tan head. Aroma of booze out of control and whisky. Tastes super fruity. Bananas, cherries, crazy. This held up very well. Suprising.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7863) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"i’d prefer a good esb to this sweeter and slightly heavier version. not bad at all, the sweetness is nice if you’re in the mood, but i like a little more hops."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1509) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in October 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark ruby red in colour with a thick white head. Strong fruit note of bramble in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a fiery maltloaf base with strong overtones of tart redcurrant fruit. Spicy hop resins imparet a dry bitter aftertaste long in intensity. Finish is malty with dry vinous fruit still evident in the mouth. A decent session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redpooba (402) - Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
From the aroma and color of this beer from is expecting a lot from the get go. Since the alcohol is a bit lower than usual for a premium beer the flavors have an opportunity to settle on the tongue longer. Reminds me of an Irish red ale but crafted a lot better and with better ingredients.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3594) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 24, 2012
spruce, leaves, leather, clove, licorice, smoke, caramel, coffee, chocolate, red, sparkling, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, sticky,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Malty body with caramel malts, light earth tones a hint of toffee and toast. Slight fruit tones appleish with a hint of paper and a lightly bitter toast finish. Eh alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (14081) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Süßer Röstmalzgeruch, getreidige Töne nicht ausgeschlossen. Unerwarteter Antrunk, untertönig malzig, im Vordergrund steht ein vollmundig sauer-getreidiger Ton. Mit der Zeit entwickelt sich ein würziges Aroma, ebenfalls milder als erwartet. Dazu kommt eine malzige Note, die das erste Mal halbwegs die erdachte Stärke hat. Milder malzig-saurer Abgang, der zu später Stunde noch röstmalzern wird. Etwas entäuschend bei dem mehr versprechenden Geruch. Test vom 10.5.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,10,8,9,11,9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Rather a shame this was retired. Nice dark colored bitter. Slightly caramely. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2715) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
Originally rated September 2004. Poured an amber-orange colour with a fine head. The nose was fruity and hoppy. The taste, as well, was fruity (on the orange side). Could also taste the light caramel malts. Had a mild bitter finish. A pleasant english ale with a cool name, and a good story behind it (written on the label).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2010
bottle-dirty water pour-aroma and taste of- sweet fruit-smooth bitter hop finish

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