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


on tap

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RATINGS: 184   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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edsspoon (900) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Cask - amber with a bubbly white head. Aroma of malt and toast. Taste of malts, grass, a little yeast, hints of toastiness, fruit and chocolate. Medium body. Bland.

AndySnow (7795) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Brew Wharf, London.
Appearance: Amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Hops, malt, grass.
Body: Light body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some fruit, hops.

anders37 (26733) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2014
Cask @ Lamb Tavern, Leadenhall Market EC3. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.

mR_fr0g (12579) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Cask at the moon under water Watford. Light amber copper coloured pour with a lasting cream dense head. Aroma is mineral, caramel, candy sugar, berry and some seaweed. Flavour is caramel, sweet unrefined sugars, some berry and touch of spicy hop. Altogether unrememberable and bland. Palate is quite sweet, lowish cask condition. Finish has some sweet stale notes that are in compelling. Bored!

planky84 (3313) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Cask at the Dial Arch, Woolwich. I remember drinking a lot of this back in the early 90’s and I’m sure the strength was higher. It certainly doesn’t appear as robust and flavoursome as it once was. Anyway, it pours amber with an off-white head. Aromas of toffee malt and fruit. Dark fruit and toffee flavours. Not as good as I remember it unfortunately.

dinkle50 (1488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Clear red pour, which looks really nice. Thin head, but to be expected for a cask pour. Aroma of barnyard and grain. Medium mouth. Taste is light, with biscuit and cereal. Nice light bitterness. Slightly grassy. Very easy drinking.

miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

hohops (1023) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Appearance- clear, copper, white head, leaves lots of lacing. Aroma- malty, bready. Taste- smooth, bitterness, some dark fruits. Pretty nice.

allmyvinyl (10723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2016 Cask at The Guildford. Estery for sure, almost sherbet. Behind that, some toffee malt, and light fruit and spice. Not a bad sipper, and I?d have it again, if there was nothing else on.

Beese (2937) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Cask at the Nightingale, Wandsworth on 13 March 2014. Poured a clear chestnut, with a dense white head. Typically sweet malty aroma, with caramel and floral hop notes. Initial flavours were biscuity malt, light grassy hop and some cereal. Finish was toffee, cake and straw. Not as good as I remember from back in its Wandsworth location...

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