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

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
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."


1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
biggles231 (16) - 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 (3324) - 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

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cristobal37 (301) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strangehorse (53) - - AUG 6, 2013
Amber coloured ale at the Bunch of Grapes in Southwark. Depth in taste with small but lasting head. Not as strong as it used to be, but an excellent companion ! Still way superior to Young’s Ordinary.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tampierre (931) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (2106) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Cask. Pours an amber colour with thin head. Aroma is fine - a bit malty, a bit sweet. A bit of caramel, some bready maltiness, slightly metallic bitterness. A bit watery. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
salvaticas (494) - - MAY 31, 2013
Cask, pours quite nice but totally zero aroma. Totally classic but lame pub ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWS9 (520) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
Solid honey brown pour with decent lacing. Nut malt, hint of caramel, underlying sugar. Smooth finish. Dependable bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zer0 (1137) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Cask. Pours clear golden. Aroma is grass, cereal and nuts. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Boring.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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.


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