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.

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