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

Young's Special London AleYoung's Special London Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

391 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 391
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%


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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SmashPants

Australia

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: cool, chunky embossed 500mL brown bottle, decent old-school label. A stylish package that has me expecting a nice brew.

Appearance: amber in colour with a thick, frothy off-white head that drops to a lower, creamy head with fantastic retention and lacing.

Aroma: The aroma carries light caramel malts, with yeast character as a faintly tart and lightly fruity (berries, apple). Inviting.

Taste: Touch of caramel malts, bitter hops carry throughout. Fruit and citrus tastes, melon and mango, lemon and apricot.

Aftertaste: Strong bitterness carries through. Not sure about the aftertaste, as I am still getting used to this style. Certainly well made.

Mouthfeel: like most English ales, fairly low in carbonation. Slightly creamy body helps it go down pretty easy.

Overall: a nicely made higher profile English bitter ale. Reasonably expensive, but also reasonably brilliantly made :)

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 07:33:56 | More by SmashPants
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Young's Special London Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
89 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.