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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

403 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 31
Gots: 9 | 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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Fernando_Bastos

Brazil

3.96/5  rDev 0%

08-30-2014 23:52:41 | More by Fernando_Bastos
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Gastrick

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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.

08-28-2014 17:25:40 | More by Gastrick
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

07-25-2014 23:54:40 | More by tjdrewry
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Italy

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

06-27-2014 20:26:12 | More by hoppecatania
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LagerCognoscenti

United Kingdom (England)

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

06-16-2014 22:08:24 | More by LagerCognoscenti
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-13-2014 21:46:07 | More by Phishagonia
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-11-2014 20:18:51 | More by Georgiabeer
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev +1%

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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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France

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-02-2014 22:27:40 | More by jmtpi
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Brazil

4/5  rDev +1%

03-27-2014 02:18:10 | More by vhmf1978
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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-07-2014 02:57:11 | More by threedaggers
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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Switzerland

4/5  rDev +1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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New York

4/5  rDev +1%

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Germany

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-17-2014 12:21:16 | More by clarknova
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Australia

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-12-2014 09:39:06 | More by Booza
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-25-2013 04:46:13 | More by magnusdave
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Thailand

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-18-2013 16:16:00 | More by Poupae
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Young's Special London Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
89 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.