Young’s St. George’s Ale

Classic English session ale, which, out of the the bottle is delicious, but I suspect from the cask would be stunning (I have no idea if this is available in cask form, but if not it should be). Fairly pale orange body, with some nice carbonation, a huge head and some lovely lacing. It looks very inviting. Great body and very flavorful. The malts are large, upfront and creamy. Perfectly rounded in the mouth and a slightly (very slightly) bitter finish. I could drink gallons of this, and if you...

Young’s Dirty Dick’s Ale

I spent several years drinking in Dirty Dick's pub in Bishopsgate, in the heart of the City of London in the early 90's, and until I read the label on the back of the bottle I hadn't associated this beer with the pub - now I know. Nice bottle with the raised glass seal near the neck. I like the corporate branding of Young's beers, they are distinguished. Light amber pour with a small head. Disapates soon with some limited lacing. Some citrus (possibly) orange in the nose. Very mild hops and...

Young’s Old Nick Barley Wine Ale

This is a lovely beer. From presentation through to pour, from the head through to the appearance, from the color to the body, it's a feast for the senses. Deep, deep mahogany red coloration, with a good head that is firm and slightly pink in color. Lots of alcohol, but this is very well tempered by the sweet maltiness. Less Barleywine style than some, more of a malt and alcohol explosion. Very, very full bodied in the mouth with plenty of perfect carbonation. This is a beer I could sit and...