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


on tap

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask: Regular.
Also known as Ordinary.
Ingredients:Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Fuggles and Goldings hops.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in October 2006. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
"An easy to drink, refreshing cask 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."

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jeffdaff123 (3) - ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2007 does not count
Since the brewery and production moved to Bedford this product bares no resemblance to the Youngs Bitter lovingly remembered as ’Ordinary’.No longer a pale bitter hoppy light astringent draught,it has been changed into a bland amber beer product , indistinct from any other session bitters.The lineage being totally lost.

detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 Golden and clear as a bell. Lots of citrus and a hit of hops. Flavour lingers in the mouth. Light and easy to drink. Good mouth feel, strong head, good lacing. Very enjoyable. Had a pint recently: re-rate it a bit lower in Appearance and Overall. Its a standard bitter, but a decent one.

erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 1, 2007
handpump at the Rose and Crown in Oxford. Pours a light amber with a frothy head that dissipates. The aroma is med. spicy but nothing really distinct. The body is downright watery. The flavors are...well...nondescript. Some hop spice, earthiness and a touch of malt, but overall...watery. Finish is lightly bitter. Prett damn boring.

madlizzie (12) - ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
Draught at the Rose and Crown, Wimbledon, London. Light colour, thin mouthfeel. Great lacing, but no head. Aroma of newly cut grass. Malty taste, with only a few hops in the finish. Some orange, lemon and ginger. Quite tasty and certainly drinkable, whilst being undemanding.

damiano (20) - USA - DEC 18, 2006
Wonderful brew. Perfect session stuff. Cask tried at the Grapes Wandsworth London, Summer 2006. Just about the best I’ve ever had this one. An explosion in my mouth of different, light flavours. Citrussy, flowery with a lightish body. A bit of bitterness. A first beer and one for when you’re out.

madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2006
Cask @ the Mitre, London WC2. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Easy to drink cask. Sweet and herbal with light flowery and fruity notes. Light bodied.Quite smooth. Light bitter end.

fonefan (48797) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
Cask @ The Roebuck, Hampton Hill (London). Clear amber with a small head. Citrussy hop aroma, English-style. Flavours are bitter throughout with a hint of toffee. Good citrussy hoppiness. Light-bodied.

larsga (7509) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2006
Small white head; orange body. No aroma. Light sweetish malt taste with notes of wild berries and a light driness. Soft mouthfeel. Not much taste. You could get blind drunk on this pretty easily. (0.5pt on cask.)

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2006
Aroma gives citrus and floural hops with some pale sort of biscuity malts kicking about. Taste is similar maybe a bit thin but seriously drinkable and tasty.

jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2006 1. Goat Tavern, Kensington, London: slight aroma with some fruityness. translucent copper in color. flavor is very nice with notes of appricot, and nice bitter hop notes. thin palate. Nice bitter, probably a bit underrated. 2. Travelers Tavern, near Victoria station, London: Don’t drink cask beer here. It is kept awfully and I don’t think they sell to much of it. Youngs is a solid bitter, and this did it no justice. aroma of old malt, with hops being little present. The taste itself was rather stale. thin palate. not very nice.

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