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

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RATINGS: 163   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."


nickhsw19's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickhsw19 (2) - London, Greater London, - OCT 9, 2012
I lived in Wandsworth for a few years in the early 1980s so this was the regular beer of choice. More recently, I frequented both The Ram in Hammersmith and The One Tun in Goodge Street. While the beer is fine in both establishments, in the former theres an unfortunate tendency for ’No Special’ and often ’No (Youngs) Bitter’ either. The One Tun still manages to sell the range, but something I’ve noticed since the Wells merger is that while the beer is more consistent, its nowhere near as good.


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 (1198) - 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 (217) - 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 (2802) - 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 (1462) - 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 (2318) - 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 (299) - - 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 (297) - - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdiBeer (876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Low carbonation, mild bitterness, honey brown, boring. Half pint at the Dial Arch, Woolwich.


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