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

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RATINGS: 164   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2007
Cask @ The Bridge Hotel, Greenford UB6, London. Clear medium amber color, with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate yeasty and hoppy, friut, toffee, pepper. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30753) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
From tap at Wheatsheaf in Stoney Street, London. Pours clear and golden orange with a diminished white head. Roasted maty aroma. Flavour is mild citrusy hoppy with a light toasted breadish base flavour. Light bitter and slight acidic flavour into the finish. Smooth and bitter at once.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2003
[cask] An amber beer with a small lasting head. The aroma is faint with sweet notes of berries. The flavor is very creamy and sweet with a woody finish - kind of sweet and sour. It has very little bitterness even though it is a bitter but notes of berries.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2009
Cask at Charlies. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, cookies and hops. Fruity flavour of caramel, grass and hops with notes of citrus. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20247) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2007
Cask. Orangeish copper colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is honey, hops and malts. Flavour is honey, wood, fruits and hops in a quite wellbalanced mix. Big butterish finish though.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
Cask at Cask and Barrel, Edinburgh. Amber colour, creamy head. Sweet and somewhat resiny with notes of grass. Light bodied and a bit sugary. Low bitterness. Not the most refined ale in history, but it works.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at Dirty Dick’s, London</i>
Amber color. There is too much <i>white sugar</i> aroma and flavor, but also some good caramel flavor and a good body; quite strong bitterness. Not impressive, but enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
Deep amber, with a little hop in its aroma, strong spicy juicy hop flavour with a bitter linger

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
Cask @ The Mitre. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, hops, fruits, nuts and malt. Very dty and bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13761) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours clear amber with a small creamy off white head. Bread and grain. Very bready and malty. Smooth. Decent.


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