Lancaster Bomber | Marston's PLC

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marston's PLC
England, United Kingdom
marstons.co.uk

Style: English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A multi-award winning ale that pays tribute to the Avro Lancaster and is quite simply the ‘Best of British’ beer. A classic English ale, chestnut in colour with a lovely full-bodied flavour, enriched with a wonderful late hop character.

A two time gold medal winner in the European Beer Star Awards 2007 and 2011. As well as two silver medals at the International Beer Challenge 2012 and the World Beer Awards in 2014.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,001
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
163
pDev:
12.72%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AxlSkull
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Maybe I'm being a little too harsh on the notes, because it's a fine beer and quite fine for summer

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Photo of Vaulmas
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Glorithm
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From Lidl. In Ikea's pint glass. After dinner. Pleasant caramelly malty, with maybe light sopay notes that dont spoil its high drinkability. Not much aromatic though

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Photo of monkist
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Az English Amber ale, which is quite different from its American counterpart - it is watery, bitter and goes without saying that it lacks those big bold hops that make this kind of beer amazing.
So what we are left with is something like an English Bitter with a little bit more roundness in the body. Little bit on the mediocre side - could be better but could be worse as well.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
2.77/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Lancaster bomber | 4.4% | Bottle into 1/2 pint

Beer with Lancaster in the name brewed 200 miles away in Wolverhampton...

L3.5
Deep amber, dead clear but inviting. Poor head. Lancaster label graphics cool but irrelevent
S4
lots of hops, something else there I couldn't put my finger on!
T2.25
slight acidity, hops not apparent, slight old school sweet shop sweet taste in the background. That was in the nose too that I couldn't identify.
F2
O2.5
not awful. Not a favourite. Would not rush back to. Fairly typical English bitter. There are so many that are so similar!

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Photo of JTuomi
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dipso123
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A delightful amber ale from across the pond.

Off-white head that dissipates quickly, leaving little lacing.

The beer is amber to copper coloured and there appears to be some haze and fine sediment.

The smell is toasted malt, brown bread, and a faint hint of hops.

The taste is toasted malt, brown bread, a bit of sweetness - almost like brown sugar, but it's quite subtle.

They say the beer is full bodied but I disagree. It's medium bodied.

The finish is smooth and a bit wet.

I liked this beer quite a bit. It's not a great beer but it's good. Very serviceable. I had it after mowing the lawn and it went down nicely.

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Photo of tux_alin
3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Xaldos
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of parpalapelix
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Momon
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squeezyq
3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JavierGC
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2018. Acquired recently from Morrisons. Named after Avro's famous plane from WWII.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep coppery-amber hue with good clarity and moderate carbonation. Yields a decent head of frothy off-white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding and disappearing completely.

S: Aroma of caramel malt with hints of leafy stewed hops, ale yeast esters, a touch of roasted grain and faint husks. Conventional but decent.

T: Tastes of light roasted malt with notes of leafy hops, faint grass, caramel, ale yeast and a whisper of stewed husks. Dry, with a restrained bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and decent body. Perhaps a tad insubstantial. Aftertaste of bitter stewed hops, light roasted malt and yeast.

O: Not bad - a classic dark amber ale. Looks OK, while the aroma and flavour are a satisfying blend of rich caramel malt, stewed hops and ale yeast. Body is alright. A balanced bitterness for the style. Goes down just fine - worth sampling.

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Photo of rulisekmartin
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPNesker
4.31/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really solid bitter, even imported in tall boys as is standard in canada

Assertive malt attack with decent hop bite. One of the justified classics of the style.

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Photo of vinicole
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear darkish chestnut/amber. Thin bubbly head.
Light English malt and hop aroma.
Standard but rather underwhelming English Bitter flavour as found in the smell. Balanced.
Light carbonation. Medium body.
Run of the mill beer that I have had a number of times over the years.

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Photo of Electros
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KStark
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Lancaster Bomber from Marston's PLC
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 163 ratings