Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston's)
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45/5   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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culchiem (4237) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2017
Can from Broken English. Chestnut brown with a medium head. Aroma of caramel malt. Flavour is fruity malt, light water finish.

gripweed57 (2966) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2017
From old tasting notes. Tawny copper , brown color. Rocky beige head. Interesting toffeeish toasted malt nose. Tangy toasted malt flavor is a bit thin of body. Bittersweet malty middle. Brief dry finish.

Wezzielad (46) - Ilkley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2017
Can from asda. Appearance is brown, a decent bit of carbonation. Taste is very light malty, a bit sweet. Smell is a bit malty and caramelish. Not one I would bother with again.

chinchill (5377) - 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

Rune (13720) - 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).

Viper666 (3290) - 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]

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..

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.

Beer5000 (6820) - 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.

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.

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