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

Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)
BA SCORE
3.79/5
905 Ratings
Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wellsandyoungs.co.uk

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 10-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,744
Reviews:
436
Ratings:
905
pDev:
11.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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24
Gots:
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3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dipso123
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SourFaceEric
4.71/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my very favorite examples of traditional English bitter, a style that seems sadly maligned these days. It may lack the powerful flavors that a big IPA or stout can bring, or the complexity of a lambic or other wild ale, but few styles are as satisfying and comforting. Especially when had on cask at a proper pub, this is can be just about as good as it gets.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaxOhle
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - Pours a beautiful ruby color with copper highlights, a thin ring of off white head, whispy lacing.
Aroma - Very mild but pleasant. Apple, rose, fruity yeast.
Taste - Malty up front. Light toast, pear, subtle sweetness. Hops come in and provide a leafy and slightly floral spice. Finishes balanced between a gentle bitterness and sweetness. Aftertaste has a cedar note that lingers until the next sip.
Feel - Medium bodied, ample carbonation, smooth.

Overall - Well balanced but pricey for the style.

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Photo of MrDis
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexFields
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: One finger brown-white head, brownish tea colored body.

Smell: See below, but milder.

Taste: Toasted bread, mild caramel, mild tea. A little bit of floral hops.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation. Dry.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edward_boumil
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Orange-brown colored beer, light tan colored head. Thick and rich, with excellent retention. Leaves some nice lace.
S: Faint, but very malty. Bready, almost soapy in a way. Softest notes of caramel or toffee or something along those lines.
T: Sweet malts are prominent. Bit of raisin flavors present. Toasty grains, cereal, and finishes with a light, peppery hop finish. Almost spicy in quality.
F: Incredibly smooth and easy drinking. Silky and creamy in texture. Unfortunately drinks a little on the light side for me. None the less could crush this beer.
O: Not bad, if it were cheaper I could see this being a great session beer. Maybe one day when visiting the UK. Not a beer to blow you away but tasty and easy drinking.

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3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pottertaker
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good english beer

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Azpittil57
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesGrove
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mr_Uppity
4.9/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Rukeli76
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml can from the LCBO. Served at the low-ish end of cellar temp range in a nonic pint glass.

Beautiful dark amber-red colour. Big creamy head of two-plus inches.

Aroma is muted herbal hops.

Nice little bit of floral hop bite up front, followed by a ton of earthy, not-too-sweet butterscotch malt. Some nice fruity yeast esters and herbal hops add some welcome complexity to the finish.

Creamy mouthfeel.

At C$2.05, a full buck less than Fuller's ESB, this imported bitter is a steal. As the weather cools off I can see myself drinking a lot more of these.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benny_Efkola
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hands down my fave English bitter! The can says it all.......Bang on!

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Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter) from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 905 ratings
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