1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

772 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 772
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 12
Gots: 41 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 772 | Reviews: 407 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

kylehay2004, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of dpgoblejr
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dpgoblejr, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of enelson
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

enelson, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Zachariah1978
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Zachariah1978, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of delta490
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.

delta490, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of hoppecatania
4.75/5  rDev +25%

hoppecatania, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of PolhillS
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

PolhillS, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of kersjous
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

kersjous, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of jharris0624
4/5  rDev +5.3%

jharris0624, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of tedho21
4/5  rDev +5.3%

tedho21, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

JohnBender, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

Alex-Alkis, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of hopley
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

hopley, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +5.3%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

endless1408, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Richard-8
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Richard-8, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Bonsall_Phil, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of LegalAlienBC
4/5  rDev +5.3%

LegalAlienBC, May 27, 2014
Photo of Durandal_777
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Durandal_777, May 27, 2014
Photo of Gottesverachter
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

oriolesfan4, May 25, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
Photo of williamcrane
4/5  rDev +5.3%

williamcrane, May 23, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well's Bombardier has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head, a semi-clear, slightly bubbly, deep copper or even ruby appearance, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is beautiful- rich, sweet, toffee, mild coffee, citrus, sugar, and mild hop oil. Taste is similarly beautiful- toffee, hop oil, moderate and balancing bitterness, sugar, bread crust, and malt. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Well's Bombardier finishes semi-dry, delicious, and quite drinkable.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, May 19, 2014
Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter) from Wells & Young's Ltd
86 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.