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

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
ALLOVATE (3063) - 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)

2.8
twilliams (1) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008 does not count
Not bad for a standard bitter. Easy to drink another, and the abv lets you.

2.5
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle (500ml). Poured a golden orange with a very thick (almost creamy), fluffy, white head which lasted extremely well. Aroma was of sweet bready malts with tangerines, blood oranges, marmalade, toffee and a hint of English hops. Flavor was an extremely light hop bitterness (earthy) with sweet/dry biscuity malts, oranges, marmalade, caramel, some light metallic notes and a crisp, clean finish. Light bodied with lively carbonation, a dry mouthfeel, watery texture and a very short finish. A touch to fizzy (over carbonated) and quite thin.

3.5
CH-303 (2362) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 Appearance: Musty, pale brown. Nice amount of head. Aroma: Hopsy, citric, fruity. Taste: Not much, hopsy and fruity. Bitter aftertaste. Info: 660ml bottle, 14/9-2005, 12/300

3.4
alexcandy (63) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2008
Cloudy in appearance. half inch head sulphur aroma. Long lasting finish.Its ok and I would drink it but not my first choice.

2.9
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - MAY 8, 2008
Prodotto tra i più classici di Young’s, questa si lascia decisamente bere per quanto riguarda la gradazione alcoolica (3.7%) che tuttavia non le ruba carattere e ciò (visto che è una ale commerciale) è uno dei grossi punti a favore. Uno degli unici punti a favore direi, perché per il resto si tratta di un prodotto piuttosto insipido e non molto raffinato; aroma lieve, sapore non molto deciso con note di toffee stemperate da un leggero agrumato+luppolerie non così convincenti come si dovrebbe. La Young’s fa birre migliori; comunque gran bella curiosità e bisognava assaggiarla.

3.1
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2008
A nice easy drinking session beer. Alcohol is not too high at 3.9%ABV. Simple, clean fruit and malt aroma with some earthy hop character. Clean refreshing on the palate with a good balance of malt and hops. Went down very easily, wished I’d had another one.

2.2
TrefwoordPunk (1302) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear golden with a small head and no aroma. The flavor isn’t very special too. No malts to taste but somthing that might be nutty or coockie-dough or something else. A smooth-drinking beer with a bitter finish. Drinkable but nothing special

2
Stew41 (2081) - Phuket, THAILAND - DEC 27, 2007
Fairly uneventful beer. Lightl flavours and aromas although the head and lacing was impressive; big, chunky and good persistence. Lager-like nose with a slightly off malt character. Flavours are very low key and I can’t pick much malt flavour. Mild bitterness on the finish.

2
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2007 Poured a clear golden orange with a decent head. Crystal malt is evident in the aroma, but it’s a pretty weak effort. Flavour has a bit of a buzz, but it tastes more like artificial CO2 than from any bitterness. Has a reasonable depth considering the abv. Can’t say it was worth Wells and Youngs resurrecting though.


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