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

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Young's Special London AleYoung's Special London Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

399 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 31
Gots: 6 | 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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Sixpack595

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3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick, full head that lasts forever over a clear copper body. Light carbonation with a full mouthfeel. Aroma is sweet and malty with a fruity note. Sweet, malty flavor with a strong caramel base and a bit of hop. Very creamy, satisfying beer. Not something I would drink all night, but I can see why other folks would.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2004 05:15:26 | More by Sixpack595
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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.

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Young's Special London Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
89 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.