Saturday, 8 September 2012
Wells Bombardier English Premium Ale
Wells & Young's Brewing Company of Bedford, England, is responsible for this tasty ale. Wells Bombardier comes in a nice looking 500mL bottle festooned with the Cross of St. George. It's got a respectable 5.2% alcohol.
Bombardier pours a becoming amber colour topped with an eggshell head that just won't quit. It has a decent amount of carbonation for an English ale, and a hoppy, copper aroma. The flavour is warm and slightly metallic--the brew's copper colour matches its copper taste. The aftertaste has a dignified, if restrained, hop bitterness.
Wells Bombardier is a classic British bitter. It's a beer begging for a cheery pub environment. Definitely a solid brew.
Rating: 8.0 out of 10.