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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

412 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 32
Gots: 11 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Poupae, Dec 18, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

janubio, Dec 13, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

EmperorBevis, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BillRoth, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

dcmchew, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

HRamz3, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

EBeckett3, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

rickdude, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

magpieken, Aug 02, 2013
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2.53/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

heygeebee, Jul 14, 2013
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hansavijaticar, Jul 13, 2013
Young's Special London Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
88 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.