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Lancaster Bomber - Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC

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BA SCORE
78
okay

100 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 100
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.78%


Brewed by:
Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-24-2003)
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 500-ml bottle into a draught glass.

Appearance - copper-amber colour with thin, lacey head of beige bubbles.

Smell - thin malt essence with a little hop extract aroma behind it.

Taste - decent malty flavour in the front and then washes away to a boring watery residual with very little hop presence beneath the malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel - fairly smooth and well-balanced but the character is unencountering.

Drinkability - this actually goes down easy and for the amount of front-end flavour (albeit too sweet) it is a good candidate for several. A little pricey though is a knock against.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 21:38:07 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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Lancaster Bomber from Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
78 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.