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Young's Light Ale - Wells & Young's Ltd

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Young's Light AleYoung's Light Ale

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  3.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 08-08-2011

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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 4
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2.72/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.29/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.07/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance – Pale Amber with one finger of rapidly dissipating head that leaves zero cover and lace with only mild CO2 activity.

Smell – Roasted or stewed vegetables with mild roasted malt aroma and some good hop with a slight citrus leaning

Taste – Heavy roasted malt flavour with some hop. The flavour profile is pretty straight forward and nothing particularly special but it is not terrible either.

Mouthfeel – Feels fairly thin and there is a definite metallic edge that is rather dominant and somewhat ruins the flavour.

Overall – This one is straight forward and tastes good enough with a fondue but it does lack some imagination. It would serve as a good intro to anyone who is into adjunct lager rather than British Ale and wants an easy road in that will not scare them.

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3/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.03/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 275ml bottle with a BB of May 2012. Part of a 4-bottle gift-pack from Morrisons (sold off cheap after Christmas).

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear golden-amber colour wtih medium carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of distinctly grainy malt with hints of candy sugar, fruity ale yeast and subtle flowery hops.

Tastes of grainy malt with a dry bitter finish. Mild notes of earthy yeast and stewed hops, with faint aromatic hints. A reasonable stewed hop bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, dry and tingly, but a little thin. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of grain and faint stewed hops.

Not bad, but lacking in character. The graininess is quite nice - conjures up an image of fields of ripening barley. Not too much hop aroma or depth of flavour. Drinkable but nothing special. No need to seek it out.

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3.42/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

review from 10/20/2011, exp 1/28/12
A: Medium tea brown with very minimal rising carbonation, virtually no head.
S: Weak but fruity.
T; Pleasantly dirty hoppiness, unsweet rootbeer, sun tea, mild bitterness, toasted seaweed malt.
M: mild astringency
O: relatively full flavored for a light ale. decent.

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3.48/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

275ml Brown bottle, best before 1st May 2011, poured into a 'Good People' glass, all the way from Birmingham ALA.

looked fine, light amber clear body and a full off-white foaming head on top.

No huge aroma, but the Fuggles and Goldings give it a slight hop smell.

The taste is crisp and sharp, a good blend of ingrediants. You'd never guess it is only 3.2%ABV by the flavour it holds. Having said that, it is a light ale, so it wasn't going to be rich and heavy in anything really.

Easy to drink and ideal to quench a thirst without taking on board to much alcohol.

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Young's Light Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
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