Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter) - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Reviews by JustinBathurst:
4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I was extremely pleased to have this beer. I was working my way through a large group of English ales, mostly finding myself disappointed, but then I tried this one. The bottle is a massive object in itself, containing 568 mL (an "imperial pint" apparently) of ale. The label reads Bombardier English Premium Ale.
Pours a ruby-caramel, like a cola, really. It's fairly clear. The head is slightly tan. Frothy and sudsy, it falls back without ever opening up the slightest bit. Not really lace... more like a thin carpet of suds.
Smells like a dark molasses bread, a slice of rye bread to be more specific, with a nice citrusy hop character. As it warms, a bit more of a grainy profile emerges.
The carbonation is nicely medium, very much in keeping with the British preference.
The taste is very molasses in the malt district, with mellow earthy bitterness on the exit. A spicy 'zing' like a low-profile ginger is in the background. The aftertaste is pleasant and tangy, not bothersome in the least.
I like this beer quite a bit. It's really too bad it's not very common where I live.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2006 00:09:40 | More by JustinBathurst
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4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep, ruddy brown with a nice creamy off-white head. The head has great retention and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is deep and rich malt, with hints of dark fruit and a faint earthy whiff. The taste follows in line, with a delicious malt forward flavor and a subtle hint of hops to round it out. The beer's body weight is perfect, not too heavy or thin and it has a smooth finish. A great pint of bitter. If you're in England, always good on cask.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 20:17:27 | More by delta490
Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter) from Wells & Young's Ltd
86 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.