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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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very good

788 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 788
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 13
Gots: 52 | 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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I just love English beer, so I might be a bit prejudiced. Lovely, malty brew. Deep color. Smooth malt with enough hops to make it what it's supposed to be. I've bought up all the Bombardier that Beer Run had.

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Subtle bitterness from English Challenger hops with color and aromas from Crystal Malt give rich , rounded, biscuity flavor and deep copper color. Plus love the tap with cannon ball on it and the new pint glasses Huzzahh!

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Just moved to London two days ago and this was my first pour at my first London pub. I chose it because it was the first tap staring at me in the bar and the waitress said it was a good seller.
Came in an oversized pint glass, 20 oz...gotta love the Brits with the big pint. Nice light caramel coloring and thin but dense cream head.
I got a bit of musty English hops on the nose, but really nothing to speak of.
The initial taste was a bit of vinegar and leather...followed by a more typical British bitter profile. At first I thought it was some off flavor due to the food I was eating, but subsequent tastes confirmed it just had a funky initial start. I wouldn't have been able to finish the pint except that the lasting flavor profile was okay.
Finish was actually good...at least in comparison to the start.
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Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter) from Wells & Young's Ltd
86 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.