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


on tap

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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Regular.
A best bitter.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in 2006. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Fuggle and Golding hops.
Abv reduced from 4.6% to 4.5% in 2005.
"Amber in colour, Young’s Special has a fruity, slightly estery nose with a good hop aroma and full round flavour, a fine balance between malt and hops."

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Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2015 Fra cask på Dog and Bull Croydon 27 Nov 15 som Wells Dog’s Baubles. Klar gyldenbrun. Filmskum. Svært så forsiktig maltaroma. Mild svakt fruktig smak - men domineres av malt. Vel søt.

Mr_Pink_152 (5012) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
On tap at the Royal Hop Pole, Tewkesbury. Deep Amber colour with a white head. Malty caramel with fruit and grain aroma. Taste is bready with a caramel sweetness.

Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at the GBBF. Low fluffy white lasting head. Clear dark brown body. Mild sweet fruity caramel aroma. Fruit chestnuts caramel, dusty malt grass flavor. Low carbonation. Long finish.

budedou (978) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 23, 2015
Amber with an off-white head. Fruity and grassy with biscuity malt. Smooth. Standard bitter, but drinkable.

gegwilson (3712) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Cask in Buxton Wetherspoons. Pours amber with an off white head. Biscuity aroma. The taste is citrus with some biscuit undertones. A slight earthy quality to it as well. Quit e thin in body making it noticeably watery. Drinkable enough. An average bitter.

King_Tut (2) - - APR 3, 2015 does not count
My favorite real ale and probably my favorite beer in the world. This traditional well crafted ale is only availabe in Southeast England, mainly the London area. If visiting London, you must try this.

mkam (409) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
On tap. Pours clean amber with a white head. In taste and aroma it is a normal bitter - malt, caramel, hints of hops.

Vladivostok (485) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
In the seventies, this used to have a reputation out of all proportion to its actual qualities. Those ’in the know’ always drank Ordinary. Since then it has been through the meat-grinder finally arriving 40 miles up country at the charmless Bedford production facility. Always rather thin for its gravity, it has never had much aroma. Medium bitter, the over-riding flavour is of hedgerow fruits with little of the toffee/caramel often encountered in mid-gravity bitters. Reasonable bitter finish though.Hardly a favourite.

RichTheVillan (7856) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Cask at JDW Square Peg; clear light amber pour with a creamy off white head, fruity aroma, taste has sweet caramel, some malts a hint of fruit.

jmgreenuk (9459) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 1, 2014
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is light malt. The flavour is light bitter witn a light, slightly watery, light hop bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Doesn’t really inspire me.

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