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


on tap


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Charles Wells and Young’s merged in 2006. Young’s brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Bursting with taste, Young’s Bitter is an easy to drink, refreshing ale with a fresh, fruity aroma that leaves a long, satisfying bitter finish. It is traditionally brewed to deliver a clean taste and is light and dry in flavour with a subtle taste of hops.
Youngs Bitter is brewed by methods unchanged for generations to modern standards using only the highest quality traditional ingredients.
100% malt brew: Maris Otter and crystal malt with Fuggle and Golding hops.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (5693) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2009
500ml bottle. Golden orange in colour with a rocky white head and good carbonation. Aroma of dried fruit and dry on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madquacker (1134) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2009
Orange colour with nice bitters. A little sweet and citrusy. OK with abit of grip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2825) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours with no real head and a hazy amber colour, moderate carbonation, mild and hoppy nose, copper colour, hoppy bitterness. A good session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 27, 2009
500ml bottle. Hazy amber with a bit of head. Bit of hops on the nose, reasonably clean and dry in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2009
bottled. pretty standard english bitter, amber with a lasting off-white head, doughy aroma, hints of toffee and boiled lollies and a modestly bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alphadelic (2223) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Cask: Light golden ale with a pure white head. Sweet hops to the nose continuing to taste. Very well hopped this culminating in adry, smooth finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2845) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2008
Bottled 50cl. 4.5 ABV. The nose is of candied fruits and hops. Nice. Hoppy flavor with hints of candied fruits, wild strawberries, breakfast cereals and honey. Good bitterness. Nice lacework. Nicely balanced. Some licorice in the finish. I enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Bottle conditioned from Tesco. Dark amber with a nice white head. Good malty aroma with yeasty tang and hop undertones. Fruity taste with a good bitter finish. Light on the palate given its 4.5% ABV. One of the more successful efforts at producing a bottled bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 27, 2008
No 583
Rated: 26.09.2008
Bottle brown, 500 ml. A new version in a new bottle design in a higher alcohol content of not 3.7% but 4.5% abv. Matured in a bottle for a fresher taste.
Appearance: Pours bright golden, hazy - yeasty body texture with a gentle carbonation and moderate, slighty off white, thick and regular, frothy head, slowly collapsing and leaving quite thick, nice lacing. This doesn’t look like a bitter in its body colour being more like a mild ale or a golden ale/blond ale on a verge of bright amber ale.
Aroma: Gently fruity, mainly citrusy - hoppy, refreshing accents with gentle, honest, earthy - grainy barley background, focused gentle hoppyness and bitterness hiding and very faint on the top. Gentle note of ink. Gentle skunk being very surprising for a bitter. Simple.
Flavour: Its a negative step that they made the level of the alcohol higher, now the beer become moderately and though considerably alcoholic at front creating a harsh impression together with a bitter beer profile. Tastes similar to a malt liquor if tasted with the eyes covered and if not this more sophisticated fruityness of pineapple, clementine, orange, graphefruit and fresh rounding malted barley touch on palate, leaving some kind of cheap skunky hoppy accent, not worth its price, definitely not worth buying again. If you would like to have something good fron Wells&Youngs dont’t buy it. Accidity like in poor lagers from brewing cereal. It’s a pity it costed so much.
Palate: Body is light, texture is wattery, carbonation on palate is poor, tastes like a sud among bitters of England. Stiff nasty dry and harsh astringent palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2981) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2008
From notes alone. Tried this back in September ’07.
’Honey gold and slightly hazy. Head a furious fluffy white tower that keeps and mucks up the glass. Sweet caramel and Anzac biscuits, some sourdough and rosewater on the nose. Tangerine sharpness and soft notes of marmalade mainly on the thin, though creamy and soft palate. Back end shows some flowery, earthy hops; the bitterness a little too tame. It hints at chive damper in the aftertaste with more marmalade lingering long. The flavour softens the more you drink it, burnt caramel comes through. It is so easy to drink. Managed a few pints with the brain turned off. Surprisingly good, session Bitter.’ (50cL, 31/03/08, The Beer Store Morley)

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