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


on tap


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RATINGS: 127   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (2113) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TrefwoordPunk (1072) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stew41 (1966) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
500ml bottle - bought at a Sainsbury’s, so I don’t think this is "retired". They aren’t really know for carrying rare, cellared beers. Pours dark golden/copper in colour, medium head. Aroma is light and a little bit strange. Earthy, grassy, musty hops and fruity malt. Flavour is similar, along with caramel from the malt, but everything blends sort of awkwardly together and the body is much too light and watery. Not very memorable or exciting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle, IBS perth, Defineitly not retired Average aroma, clear pour, with small head, a tiny bit of malty sweetness with a pretty standard dry finish, not bad but hardly memorable.

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