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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hohops (1093) - 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 (10995) - 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 (3210) - 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...

john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Cask Pint in the Prince of Wales, South Wimbledon in Sept 2012 - Amber in colour. Very fruity (citrus). Hoppy (grassy & earthy hops). Malty base (buttery caramel). Bitter fruity hoppy throughout. Dry bitter finish.

AshtonMcCobb (6894) - 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 (991) - 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 (6424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Low carbonation, mild bitterness, honey brown, boring. Half pint at the Dial Arch, Woolwich.

jjsint (3492) - Leicester, Leicestershire, 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 (1226) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Cask. Pours clear golden. Aroma is grass, cereal and nuts. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Boring.

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