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Young's Special London Ale - Wells & Young's Ltd

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BA SCORE
89
very good

413 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 33
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-14-2001)
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Citrus, floral, nice hops, lively small bubbles.

I can't believe this is 6.4 abv, more quaffable than any session beer I can think of.

I do like this brewery, but this surpassed my expectations.

Gastrick, Aug 28, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks amazing. Highly carbonated due to bottle conditioning. Deep orange marmalade colour. Spectacular lacing and 3 dimensional foam right to the end. Smells like candied fruit. A rather Belgian smell in fact. Similar to a tripel or Belgian strong pale ale.. The taste is more candied fruit with spicy peppery hops. Floral to an extent and perfectly balanced. A little bitterness is present but it's wrapped in a yeasty fruity sweet parcel. This is super tasty but easy drinking with a nice abv that pushes the top end of "moderate". Warming and spicy. Hard to categorise. A great example of a modern British bottle conditioned ale.

My mark out of one hundred would be 82.

LagerCognoscenti, Jun 16, 2014
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Young's Special London Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
89 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.