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

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RATINGS: 320   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."


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheJester (1958) - 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 (4992) - 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 (2998) - 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 (4257) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3377) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2009
Red brown colour. Pleasant aroma. Good balance of hop and malt. A good bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2008
Golden colour, white head. Faint hops in aroma, malty taste. Average bittter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Aroma of sweet hops with ba touch of malt. Slight hint of perfume. Caramel in colour with a small off white head. Slightly metallic. Malt follwed by hops with a bitter aftertaste. Slightly fizzy.


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