Young’s Special London Ale

Utterly brilliant.

Paler than expected pour, but with a striking clarity, this beer starts out in the glass by telling the drinker that it is delicious. Add in deep malt and hop aromas and you can start drinking this through your nose.

Frothy head with globules of sticky lace adhering to the Young’s pint glass that this is displayed in. Perfect hop/malt balance, with more hops coming through in the finish than are present up front. The ending is as smooth as silk.

A classic example of the style, the kind of beer I want to have premanently at hand to remind me of what real beer really is. Having drunk a disappointing beer, or a hopelessly non-descript macro, I could crack one of these and have my faith in beer restored instantly.

Full of English bitter character, it reminds me of real pubs. This kind of art is why I like beer!

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03/28/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.4 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 5
Total: 4.83
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