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


on tap

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Younger’s Tartan Special is a genuine Scottish ale with a full bodied, sweet and satisfying roast flavour.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (4760) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2016
On tap in Scotland. Dark amber body with very good clarity and a decent head. A mild bitter with less malt flavor than better bitters but not obvious defects. Overall: OK

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (12071) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 26, 2016
Pint, keg at St Ola Bar in Kirkwall. Clear dark amber body. Spotty lacing from a dissipating beige head. Modest caramel aroma. Caramel flavours added by a touch of marmalade. Short mid sweet malty end. Drinkable, rather tasteless however (16.04.2016).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
En fût. Nez malté de caramel doux aux notes faiblement terreuses, léger de noix avec des notes de malt rôti et de houblon. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture légèrement crémeuse et aqueuse. Très léger goût de malt pâle croustillant avec des notes fruitées (agrumes) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi rapidement d’un goût malté de caramel doux (très légères notes terreuses) qui laisse progressivement la place à un goût plus sec de noix, légèrement amer de houblon et avec de faibles notes de malt rôti. Arrière-goût moyen et un peu sec, léger-moyen amer de houblon aux notes herbeuses avec des notes de rôti et léger de noix. [notes 2006]

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
HerculeParrot (1) - York, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015 does not count
I remember this beer from the 70s - it was vile then but was almost all you could get in Scotland. The bad news is that a change of brewer has brought little or no improvement. Pours dark amber with a thin white head, has faint nose of caramel and a thin and watery texture. Has caramel and nasty metallic tastes. The aftertaste is brief; mercifully so because there’s nothing pleasant here. Avoid like the plague..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
lillmuffin (120) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2015
Bought a pint in shetland’s "The Loungue" while on a school trip. Bronze-dark color with thin white head. Aroma of red berries,leather and hoppy grass. Taste of alcohol, citrus and bark. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beer5000 (6322) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
500 ml bottle. Clear brown body with a small off-white head. Weak aroma with caramel malt and toast. Flavor is caramel malt with low bitterness. Thin body and short aftertaste. Pretty boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeevan (246) - SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2015
....and finally I get to sit down to try this tonight; at home. The can, which looks great with its Tartan livery, is thanks to All my vinyl... thanks really ! Pours light brown/amber. Some roasted malts aroma. Toasted malts and caramel sweetness. Metallic..a. Bitterness. Not as thin, and one dimensional as I thought it would be. Actually quite refreshing in the context of this unexpectedly warm Easter. I could happily drink a few tins of that if there wasn?t much choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23272) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Can at home... Copper.. Small white head.. Soft sweet metalic toffee malts nose... Soft sweet toffee fruit... Light roast... Light metalic.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Very drinkable... Better than expected by a long way

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
500ml can from Sainsbury’s. 3.5%. Pours clear amber, thin ring of white head. Aromas of metal and malt. Taste is mostly metallic, watery. Finish is mercifully brief.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stuu666 (12506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Keg in some dive bar in glasgow. Pours clear deep amber, nose is toffee, grass, taste is harsh chemical, dry toffee, more unpleasant the more I drink.

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