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

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A best bitter.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in 2006
Ingredients: Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Fuggle and Golding hops.
Abv reduced from 4.6% to 4.5% in 2005.
"Amber in colour, Young's Special has a fruity, slightly estery nose with a good hop aroma and full round flavour, a fine balance between malt and hops."


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWS9 (463) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
Solid honey brown pour with decent lacing. Nut malt, hint of caramel, underlying sugar. Smooth finish. Dependable bitter.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
biggles231 (14) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Cask, Bear & Bells Beccles. A pale travesty of a once renowned ale. Thin, semi blonde and without any defining characteristics. You wouldn’t pay for it in washers, if you knew what you were going to get in the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2456) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear golden amber, thin white head, sweet and sour malty aroma, fragile lacing, fruity, creamy malty texture

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
salvaticas (360) - - MAY 31, 2013
Cask, pours quite nice but totally zero aroma. Totally classic but lame pub ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tampierre (682) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 19, 2013
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,caramel,roasted,fruit and floral aroma ; Clear amber color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with slight bitter finish ; Medium body ; Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
The Malt Shovel, Dartford, Kent, 20/04/13. Mid-amber blandness, frothy white top. Watery orange, aniseed, caramel. Hint of mist, smear of tang. Neutral, soft, nothing-y.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cristobal37 (230) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
Malty sweet bitter. It reminded me of New Belgium’s Fat Tire, only it tasted better. Off the cask it retained the rounded flavor, but with less bubbles it was, in fact, more enjoyable. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (1899) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 28, 2013
Cask @ JDW Inverness [270313]
Amber, clear, thin white head, some lacing
Aroma of light ffruits, soft sweet caramel
Taste of soft fruits, soft caramel malts, light bitter hops, hint of honey, touch of toasted malts, bit of bread
Palate - Medium body, fairly oily, some sweet malts in there with a light hop bitterness. Finish as main flavour, slight hint of biscuit, bit oily
Overall - Average brown bitter, not too bad, better than expected, but I wouldn’t call it special

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1182) - London via, WALES - MAR 21, 2013
Jan 2013 - draught. Mild, malty British beer. Not very ’special’ by all accounts.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2983) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
Golden ale with a medium to heavy bitterness, but a very pleasant one. Easily a session ale. Has a small head.


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