Younger's Special Bitter
Rogue Ales

Younger's Special BitterYounger's Special Bitter
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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
English Bitter
3.92 | pDev: 10.97%
Oct 10, 2020
Jan 31, 2002
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Reviewed by dunkel_weizen from Oregon

3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Rogue brewery in Newport. The head is 2 finger on arrival, good crown and lacing retention, focused towards the middle. The color is a solid hazy orange, with a bit of opacity. This brew is orange on the nose, some hop, and a bit of earthy notes. As far as the taste goes, this is a true bitter ESB unlike a lot of others out there. I get some strong herbal bitter notes, a lot of hop, and some faint brown malt on the backend. It finishes crisp and dry, with a astringent but not unpleasant mouthfeel.

I have had better ESBs to be frank. This is the most bitter I have had for sure, and the most floral as well, but compared to others like Ferment I am not a super fan of this brew.
Oct 10, 2020
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.8 by imnodoctorbut from Texas

Feb 25, 2020
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Mar 16, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by wjbent from Florida

Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by suejoeb from New Hampshire

Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by CPAles from Illinois

Jun 22, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by yeaprolly from Washington

Dec 02, 2015
Rated: 3.33 by GRG1313 from California

Sep 18, 2015
Rated: 4.07 by SCW from New York

Jun 02, 2015
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Reviewed by imfinished from Canada (BC)

1.41/5  rDev -64%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75
This is the creepiest beer I have ever had. The combination of it being served warmer than the others in the flight, the fact that it had fizzy head and also has a vaguely gross "old apple juice" flavor makes for a rather unsettling sip. All in all, the old windowless rusty white van of beers.
May 18, 2015
Rated: 4 by MisterKilderkin from California

May 09, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by 31Sam13 from New Hampshire

Mar 14, 2015
Rated: 4 by SeattleBoB76 from Washington

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by stampfler07 from Colorado

Sep 27, 2014
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
i really dig this brew here. a well americanized take on a classic english stye.. caramel in color but nice and clear, and having almost a full inch of soft white head. the nose smells like desserty english malt, while the yeast is a burton or something similar. whats unique about this is the flavor in the middle. it has an almost holiday spice cake character, where cinnamon seems obvious, but maybe some molasses and clove too. not over spiced,or even spice per se, but that complexion is there for sure, before its all cleaned up in the finish. loading this much flavor and character into a beer with such low alcohol is a feat, unforced and natural in this beer, and very impressive. clean finishing, plenty of body, and the kind of beer i could gladly have several of given that its both sessionable and different. well done here by rogue, i prefer this to the massive imperial version.
Aug 30, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by frDan from Oregon

Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by zestar from California

Aug 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by jzlyo from Iowa

Aug 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Keepnitrl from Washington

Jul 24, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by John_Beeryman from Virginia

Jul 22, 2014
Younger's Special Bitter from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 369 ratings