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Brewed by Banksís (Marstonís)
Style: Bitter
Wolverhampton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
Originally brewed by Thwaites, the brand was contract brewed at Marstonís Wolverhampton plant (Banksís) from 2013, then bought completly by Marston in March 2015. The brand continues to be sold under the Thwaites name and logo.
"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."


2.2
   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 (4990) - 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 (3145) - 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 (4370) - 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 (5168) - 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 (4389) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2008
Clear deep golden with medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavour with toasted malt and caramel. Ends sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7116) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - handsome 500 ml bottle. Pours a dark, sparkling copper with a thin white head that persists around the edge of the glass. Sweet, but slightly faint aroma of tea and a touch of mint. Flavor has some brown sugar accents, unsweetened tea, root beer, sassafras and just a touch of toffee. Mouthfeel is refreshing and clean and leaning to the dry side of the spectrum. Decent bitter - good session material at 4.4% ABV

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4753) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a brownish, tea-colored body with a small, bubbly, white head. Time to dive in! What are we Thwaitesin’ for?! Smell: Pretty wimpy nose here. Bits of malts, brown sugar, and leafy hops, but only bits mind you. Taste: Dry, biscuity malts with a toffee-minded sweetness and hint of brown sugar. All of it pretty thin. Hops come across with an herbal, tea-like flavor and a restrained bitterness. Dry, waterlogged finish. So clean, light, and empty you’d swear it was a lager. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Mild carbonation. Fairly watery. Drinkability: Light in body and flavor, it definitely does make for extremely easy drinking, but it does remind me of a slightly watered down cup of tea. After all, you can’t spell "Thwaites" without t-e-a. And "Lancaster", I guess. Oh, and "Pasteurised".


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