Lancaster Bomber | Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC

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80
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149 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
England, United Kingdom
thwaites.co.uk

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
149
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squeezyq
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JavierGC
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPNesker
4.31/5  rDev +24.9%
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 -0.9%
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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3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.21/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 500 mL bottle into a pint glass, copper colored with a foamy off white head that dissipates leaving wispy lacing, clear

S: English hops, light sweet grain, Burton water

T: sweet and bready up front with an earthy hop profile

M: thinner with lower carbonation

O: sweet for a bitter

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Photo of Wantedandlisted
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thwaites' "Lancaster Bomber"
cask via handpump @ Fly In The Loaf, Liverpool, UK on 1 May 2015

Notes: 4.4% ABV. Clear copper body beneath a short head of white. Slightly better than average head retention, decent lacing. Aroma: fruity, floral, leafy/spicy over a distinctly caramelish malt base. The flavor is caramelish, bready/grainy, and threaded through with the same floral, leafy and gently spicy hops found in the nose. Also perhaps a touch nutty and tea-like. Stiffly bitter, it finishes dry with some residual malt and leafiness. Medium-light in body, soft and smooth across the palate.

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Photo of fortyfield
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d33p61u3
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of der_meister
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lockk
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopley
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Saigon (bottle)

I like this beer and look forward to my next drink.

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Lancaster Bomber from Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
3.45 out of 5 based on 149 ratings.
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