Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter) - Wells & Young's Ltd
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Reviews by jizdepski:
4.4/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
love the look of the bottle, with the english flag emblazoned on a shield. when poured this ale appeared a dark copper color, with a decent sized head (near white in color) that dissipates quickly with just a few bubbles working their way to the top. looks very inviting. head retention and lacing are just about nil. smells are of hops, lightly roasted malts, and a bit of bready spiciness. the fuggle hops on the palate are apparent right up front, and are certainly not overwhelming, but offer a nice tangy bitterness throughout the sip. a thick breadth of malty sweetness accompanies the hops that i really enjoyed. good combination of fuggle hops and the crystal malts. has a slight toasty flavor i appreciated also. can't put my finger on the spice that is showing through. the finish has a spicy zip with a nice balance of that hop bitterness with the sweets. this ale has a medium body, with moderate carbonation. very nice. i found the drinkability to be a strong suit. i have yet to find a wells that i didn't enjoy. a splendid ale.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2010 00:19:39 | More by jizdepski
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4.13/5 rDev +9%
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
85 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.