The question was, what happens when I drink exclusively Young’s Ordinary of an evening? The location was The Plough, Museum Street. And the occasion was Alan handing over some flyers. The results?

I only realised I was eligible for an experiment status on my third pint. I only drank four, and left at 10:45, so there was time for another quickie (if only half). So result one: Young’s Ordinary is a beer I can easily stop drinking. The Plough is not a Young’s pub, but rather a relatively rare breed of all-rounders which is nothing special but serves a wide range of guest bitters. The taps have a large Tetley’s logo on them, but you cannot buy Tetley’s. These are all things I approve of. The only problem with ordering ordinary in non-Young’s pubs is that they tend to call it Young’s instead, which is often confusing.

The pub was packed with people watching the genuinely exciting at the end cricket. I was genuinely excited by it anyway, so:
Result two: Allowed me to be genuinely excited by British sport.

Myself and Alan were both firmly on the Ordinary and it provoked enquiring pub science. Indeed what with this and much newspaper baiting, it is clear that:
Result three: Young’s Ordinary stimulates the inquisitive part of the brain.

I think I was also rather empathic when discussing personal issues later as well.

CONCLUSION: Young’s Ordinary promotes a feeling of caring wellbeing, and stimulates the brain, but does not seem to make me want to drink to excess. Possibly ideal for our unthinking, binge drinking society therefore.