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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."


SarkyNorthener's rating

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SarkyNorthener (1747) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 18, 2013
Cask@moonunderwater, Wolverhampton. Amber beer with medium sized head. Malty aroma. Taste is malts, grain and hops. Bog standard, not special at all. A disapointment.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Cask at the Dial Arch, Woolwich. I remember drinking a lot of this back in the early 90’s and I’m sure the strength was higher. It certainly doesn’t appear as robust and flavoursome as it once was. Anyway, it pours amber with an off-white head. Aromas of toffee malt and fruit. Dark fruit and toffee flavours. Not as good as I remember it unfortunately.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Clear red pour, which looks really nice. Thin head, but to be expected for a cask pour. Aroma of barnyard and grain. Medium mouth. Taste is light, with biscuit and cereal. Nice light bitterness. Slightly grassy. Very easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (226) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Appearance- clear, copper, white head, leaves lots of lacing. Aroma- malty, bready. Taste- smooth, bitterness, some dark fruits. Pretty nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2014
Cask at The Guildford. Estery for sure, almost sherbet. Behind that, some toffee malt, and light fruit and spice. Not a bad supper, and I’d have it again, if there was nothing else on.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Cask at the Nightingale, Wandsworth on 13 March 2014. Poured a clear chestnut, with a dense white head. Typically sweet malty aroma, with caramel and floral hop notes. Initial flavours were biscuity malt, light grassy hop and some cereal. Finish was toffee, cake and straw. Not as good as I remember from back in its Wandsworth location...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Cask Pint in the Prince of Wales, South Wimbledon in Sept 2012 - Amber in colour. Very fruity (citrus). Hoppy (grassy & earthy hops). Malty base (buttery caramel). Bitter fruity hoppy throughout. Dry bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2014
On tap at the Cask and Barrel. Appearance - amber with a red hue. Nice head. Nose - honey malt and something like iron for some reason. Taste - more of the same. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish. Overall - a solid citizen.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (306) - - DEC 23, 2013
Slightly fruity aroma. Very slim head. Dark and clear in appearance. Mild tasting, bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnCook101 (305) - - OCT 5, 2013
Pint on draft. Deep copper with a medium off-white head. Yeasty and grainy aroma. Flavour is quite sweet, uncomplicated, with a mild bitter finish. Fairly generic. Just ok.


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