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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Bitter
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
"This rich amber beer is brewed with only the finest English ingredients. A prominent hop aroma and bitterness throughout is finely balanced with a full malt flavour, leading to a dry bitter finish."


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 500mL from the LCBO. Pours your standard dark amber with tiny white head. Aroma is your standard minor Brit hops and mediocre malt body. Flavour is your standard boringly sweet malt ESB character with a minor ESB hop bite in the finish. Minor fruity esters that aren’t interesting. Faint. Watery. Your standard LCBO excruciating effort to bring us Ontarian’s the worlds most mediocre beers. Thanks LCBO, really, my life would just be too interesting and exciting to handle without you. Not a bad beer by any means but good God sometimes these ones bore the hell out of me. Call me judgemental. The Lancaster Bombers of WW2 deserve a much better product to be named after. Boring as f*** to me, sorry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
500 ml bottle - pours a clear chestnut with a good sticky white head that dissolves to a surface layer fairly quickly. Aroma of fruity malt and a bit of woody hop and sugar. Flavour quite nice - more brown sugar, and a good balance of hop and malt, along with a mineral quality - if a bit indistinguishable from other Brit bitters. Good, solid session ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papillon (380) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
500 mL Bottle. Copper body with a thin fizzy-frothy head that settles to a wispy ring but laces the sides of the glass nicely. Aroma is sweet malt, crystal malt, treacle, molasses, and subtle hints of plums and raisins, like a good English pub ale. Very smooth in the mouth, sweet dark malts make up most of the flavor with a hint of molasses in the aftertaste and a smooth toasted malt finish. For a dark beer is is light-bodied but yet very agreeable. This is one of the smoother ones I’ve had in my mouth. At 4.4 octane it will not devastate the beer drinker but I will definitely ride this airplane again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheJester (1982) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
500 mL bottle. Copper brown with a small off-white head that quickly recedes to a film. Aroma is malty, with hazelnuts and caramel. Perhaps a little Flavour carries over a mundane maltiness, with the addition of some nice hops and an almost artificial sweetness. A slight bitterness on the finish. Body is on the thin side. Not terrible, but not worth revisiting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
Aroma of mixed fruit, malt, leafy wet hops, nutty with a hint of chocolate, copper, pours a very small tan head, some fine lace. Flavour begins with mild toffee, decent malt, some red pitfruit, treacle and woody too. Light bodied, well balanced, complex for a beer of this abv, creamy smooth mouthfeel, perfect bitterness, dry and oh so quaffable . Great session ale! I believe this beer is under appreciated.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigDUK (13) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 dark amber, with clean pleasant aroma. A touch astringent in the mouth, nothing standing out in the flavours sightly doughy/biscuity. Nothing wonderful.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2009

Name: Bomber
Date: April 05, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Beerfest, Classic City
Appearance: hazy amber, fine white head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma with light chocolate
Flavor: lightly sweet caramel malt flavor, light balancing earthy bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+/4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2009
Bottle@ProeflokaalDelft. Malty aroma. Amber colour, beige fine head, good lace. Quite malty, toffee, bitter, light herbal. A bit on the sweet side but easy going, nice session ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3008) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
the taste of the brewing water is kind down with some raw minerals and tad of skunkiness. the malts its self are decent but the palate is weak. still not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4281) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
The aroma has diacetyl (butterscotch) and phenal (plastic) yeast elements that compliment instead of detract. The is also caramel, toffee, and a touch of grassy hops. The appearance is amber and almost flat looking. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall I really like this one.


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