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


on tap

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RATINGS: 187   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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AshtonMcCobb (6498) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2014
On tap at the Cask and Barrel. Appearance - amber with a red hue. Nice head. Nose - honey malt and something like iron for some reason. Taste - more of the same. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish. Overall - a solid citizen.

MissPxx (970) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Slightly fruity aroma. Very slim head. Dark and clear in appearance. Mild tasting, bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

JohnCook101 (535) - - OCT 5, 2013
Pint on draft. Deep copper with a medium off-white head. Yeasty and grainy aroma. Flavour is quite sweet, uncomplicated, with a mild bitter finish. Fairly generic. Just ok.

MrTipple (4782) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Low carbonation, mild bitterness, honey brown, boring. Half pint at the Dial Arch, Woolwich.

jjsint (3000) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Cask at the Bedford Arms, Bedford. Honey brown. Sharp maltiness - an inviting uniqueness. refreshingly sweet, honeyed taste. A good drop, missing some ’oomph’ since it was dropped from 4.6 to 4.5% ABV.

Zer0 (1224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Cask. Pours clear golden. Aroma is grass, cereal and nuts. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Boring.

strangehorse (78) - - AUG 6, 2013
Amber coloured ale at the Bunch of Grapes in Southwark. Depth in taste with small but lasting head. Not as strong as it used to be, but an excellent companion ! Still way superior to Young’s Ordinary.

Niall73 (2432) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Cask. Pours an amber colour with thin head. Aroma is fine - a bit malty, a bit sweet. A bit of caramel, some bready maltiness, slightly metallic bitterness. A bit watery. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

AWS9 (696) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
Solid honey brown pour with decent lacing. Nut malt, hint of caramel, underlying sugar. Smooth finish. Dependable bitter.

biggles231 (19) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Cask, Bear & Bells Beccles. A pale travesty of a once renowned ale. Thin, semi blonde and without any defining characteristics. You wouldn’t pay for it in washers, if you knew what you were going to get in the glass.

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