Young's Bitter | Wells & Young's Ltd

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3.79/5
Very Good
128 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wellsandyoungs.co.uk

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by swizzlenuts on 04-16-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,449
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
128
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
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29
Gots:
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of Brob245
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxarvo
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty average.

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Photo of Silkience
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap at the Bull and Gate in London along with a delicious roast lamb for a late lunch. Served cool into a pint glass.

Appearance - a yellowy golden color with incredible amounts of haze. A nice finger of white heads sits on top and lingers for a short while.

Smell - some light fruits and some malty aromas. A gentle leafy hop presence. Not a big nose.

Taste - some fruitiness with dark fruits, minimal malts and a tremendous and lingering bitterness. There was a slight sourness that I think put me off, I wasn't expecting that. Not my favourite but a decent beer.

Mouthfeel - smooth and light bodied, however this was also a touch flat which detracted.

Overall - perhaps purchasing a bottle might be a worthy choice, to see if tastes have changed and maybe the tap I received this beer from was faulty or the keg was old. Either way I was a left a little less than impressed, but the but was simply marvelous.

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Photo of Offa
4.84/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an incredible bitter - although I've only had it bottle-conditioned instead of cask, which I long to try.
Dark gold/pale amber, it has a small white head soon thinning to a thing ring.
Aroma is rich yeasty bread, wet tea leaves.
Taste is an incredibly complex, balanced, and well-rounded character, the epitome of how an English bitter should taste in terms of packing in lots of complexity for low alcohol. Zesty, full-bodied but light caramelised bread, yeast, herbal bitterness, lightly nutty - great balance of sweetness and bitterness.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Adamostella
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of windowside
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hunteraw
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Hipercor Sevilla Este. In Ikea's english pint glass. At dinner, with chicken steaks + fideos soup + magnum almendrado. Very drinkble. Smooth, with a plesant and balanced english bitterness and fresh hops. However, its still a style that lacks some punch for me

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Photo of Allegue04
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy copper gold with no carbonation and a half finger of off white head.

Pears, hay, light bitterness, skunk and caramel.

Starts creamy with hints of skunk, caramel, hay and a lightly bitter finish.

Creamy, foamy body due to the carbonation, light in constancy.

Well rounded on the tongue, the smell lacks a little, but overall a nice brew. Got tonight in Chiang Mai, Nov. 14th, 2015.

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Photo of JavierGC
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of captaincoffee
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Marquess of Anglesey. I believe the ABV was less than the 4.5% listed here.
Came a straw-gold with small dense head (typical English pour). Nose was light, not much at all, with some breast malt and leather. Taste was watery malt, not much fruit or caramel notes at all. Some off astringency other than the light hop bitterness on the finish. Overall, very disappointing, especially after seeing some of the other reviews here.

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Photo of GarthT
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clarknova
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BostonJustin
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmurray50000
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kamilgracki
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Young's Bitter from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 128 ratings