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Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter) - Wells & Young's Ltd

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Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

724 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 724
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 10
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 10-23-2001)
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JustinBathurst

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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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Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter) from Wells & Young's Ltd
86 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.