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

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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:
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Added by xlperro on 10-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
897
Reviews:
434
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
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24
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Ratings: 897 |  Reviews: 434
Photo of Humbaz
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GSS
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DanielCseklye
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm totally content with this ale. Poured into a pint glass at home. I would highly recommend it to a friend. I am a new starter in the field of beer fanatism so that i don't want to deeply analyse, that comes later after gaining experience. Enjoy !

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

Photo of FCox143
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rh0enix
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stickydankhop
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I love the the foamy head this beer pours. Prime example of a ESB

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Photo of n2pux
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GMan
2.71/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of 123321123321
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Danilov
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From bottle pours clear deep copper body, thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, reisins, floral hops and some toffee. Taste of caramel, toast, bread, dough toffee not to bad. Drink ability very high.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep amber with thin off-white head. Aromas of caramel, so much that you can smell the sweet. Flavor is also caramel with some breadiness. Almost no alcohol perceivable, this is smooth stuff.

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Photo of papat444
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Flashback #415

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Appearance: slight hazy chestnut or deep reddish amber, 1” cream colored head, dissipates to film, leaves delicate lacing, deep clarity as it warms.
S: Peaches, light fruit, slight floral note from the hops, low caramel, no alcohol, sulfur or diacetyl.
T: Malty sweetness finishes towards dry with a lingering English Hop bitterness. Fruity flavors from the yeast with the hop and malt suggests peaches, balanced to the malt with support from the yeast but the hops are still there and important. Medium bitterness.
F: Medium body, medium low carbonation, creamy, smooth, no astringency.
O: Very drinkable beer, pleasant with good flavor and character without being overbearing. Average strength.

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

Photo of George2744
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Theheroguy
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bit more carbonated than I expected for a "premium ale". It has a rich flavor from the dark crystal malt I assume was used in this beer. Lots of fuggle hop notes. Very enjoyable A-.

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

Photo of franciscoianzer
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Dandelion in Philadelphia. Deep dark brown, low tan foam. Roasted malty nose. Whole hearty smooth creamy british beer taste. Smooth and flavorful. Strong finish.

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Photo of danmouer
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wells Bombadier is really a brilliant premium bitter with some unique character and fabulous balance. Rather darkly colored for a bitter, and exhibiting aromas and flavors somewhat on the toasty side, this beer nonetheless is a fine example of a premium bitter ( or ESB, If you like).

The aroma us rich, malty, toasty, sweet and fresh-grassy, and the taste follows suit. The bottled version I am reporting (and all I've ever tasted), is 5.2 abv, while in the UK a more appropriate 4.2 version us available in cans. Would love to taste that one in cask!

The Challenger hops reallybalance all that sweet toasty crystal malt. Fresh hay, grass, clean bitter...I really like these hops. What a refreshingly sophisticated break from the lead-hammer blows of so many modern North American craft ales. This is the good stuff!

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Wells Bombardier (English Premium Bitter) from Wells & Young's Ltd
3.79 out of 5 based on 897 ratings.
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