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Rogue Younger’s Special Bitter


Named after Don Younger, this is a classic Rogue beer, so it was kind of shocking to me that it’s not even listed on their website right now. I can’t tell you what is in this beer except the Pacman yeast, of course.

English Bitter. 4.8% ABV (12° Plato). 35 IBUs. Oregon.

Coppery color, fairly orangeish and a bit cloudy. A little bit of head but not much, and really no lacing.

Pretty closed nose. I get a little malt and just a hint of some citrus hop notes. There is also a pretty serious diacetyl/buttery component coming through, but that is really about it.

Light to medium with a little bit of carbonation.

The palate is much more interesting than the nose. Starts off with a little pineyness from the hops and gradually gets pretty fruity. I get this really nice subtle strawberry component with maybe some cherries and other red fruit. Then it all finishes with a buttery, diacetyl note. Just a little bit of bitterness on the back, hardly worth mentioning.

Pretty solid beer, a little boring, and very drinkable. 86 points.

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