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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

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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janubio

Spain

3.81/5  rDev -3.8%

500 ml. bottle. It pours a deep golden to amber colour, with a medium head that leaves both good crown and lace. Smell is fruity, apples, bananas?) Smoky, caramel, citrus. Great body, full and creamy palate. Taste of fruits, resine, caramel. Really good.

12-13-2013 19:40:40 | More by janubio
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.91/5  rDev -1.3%

Clear amber body big frothy white head

Aromas of golden syrup with slight citrus fruit

That syrup element is there like a sponge pud but not sickly that goes full on malt and ends on swift bitter kick

Easy drinking deceptive for the strength

good straight up tasty ale

12-13-2013 00:43:52 | More by EmperorBevis
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

12-05-2013 00:25:30 | More by BillRoth
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AleToTheKing

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +1%

12-01-2013 20:21:46 | More by AleToTheKing
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-20-2013 22:59:41 | More by pipinmalikonj
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +1%

11-11-2013 14:46:05 | More by dcmchew
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-28-2013 12:26:45 | More by HRamz3
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IWannaEatFood

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-02-2013 17:59:40 | More by IWannaEatFood
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

09-03-2013 20:39:54 | More by csfcmitchell
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Jamestregenza

Australia

4/5  rDev +1%

08-16-2013 00:49:54 | More by Jamestregenza
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

08-15-2013 03:23:43 | More by EBeckett3
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rickdude

Japan

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-13-2013 12:10:12 | More by rickdude
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magpieken

Australia

4/5  rDev +1%

08-02-2013 16:20:28 | More by magpieken
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heygeebee

Australia

2.53/5  rDev -36.1%

No BB.

A - Pale amber, one finger coarse head.

S - Malts, bready, almost yeast.

T - English malts and caramels, tainted by sharp astringent aftertaste

M - Over carbonated as seems standard for many bottles of English styles.

O - Overall, sad example of style, tainted.

07-14-2013 08:12:59 | More by heygeebee
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-13-2013 14:02:44 | More by WOLFGANG
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-13-2013 07:03:15 | More by hansavijaticar
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brett606

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-04-2013 07:01:11 | More by brett606
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-28-2013 00:26:22 | More by JamLand
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Jetulio

Spain

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

500 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass
Appearance... amber/copper beer with head colour white of 1 finger
Aroma... malt, esters, hops. Fresh and not too strong smell with a little touch of malty aroma
Taste... fruits and herbal in a light style, bitterness appears soon lasting all the time,
Mouthfeel... medium body and medium/soft carbonation
Overall... a very nice ale, bitterness is present in a classical English style, refreshing beer too.

06-18-2013 17:54:29 | More by Jetulio
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soju6

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%

A: Pours a golden honey color with a nice head that fades to lacing.

S: Aroma of sweet fruits, some malt sweetness with a bit of hops and spice in the background.

T: Taste of some caramel sweetness with some fruit and bit of spice. Nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Moderate body, smooth texture and well balanced.

O: Enjoyable beer, very nice for the style.

05-31-2013 03:22:15 | More by soju6
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-27-2013 11:23:00 | More by Ciocanelu
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

05-21-2013 20:47:18 | More by pin
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tonton

Hong Kong

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-29-2013 09:12:12 | More by tonton
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

03-20-2013 22:46:05 | More by BGsWo22
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev +1%

03-19-2013 14:27:57 | More by innominat
Young's Special London Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
89 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.