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Wells Bombardier Reserve The Colonels Choice

Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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If you like hops, you’ll simply love this beer. Yes, there are more hops in this beer than you can shake a stick at.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Clear apple juice like color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly fruity, lightly bitter, a hint of apple and pear, slightly sweetish hints as well. Average body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Aroma: light molasses and caramel malts. Appearance: clear light amber, small frothy white head. Taste: moderate sweet. Palate: light body, flat carbonation, somewhat weird palate. Overall: weird palate indeed, sweet taste is OK though. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Cask - Pale malts and some light twig. Gold with a decent beige head. Pale malts, light bitterness and dry finish. Surprisingly not that great.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at GBBF. Dark orange, clear, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is sick. Body is medium to light. Taste is weird - tangy. I can’t drink any more of the third of a pint in order to describe it any more than that. This was a terrible beer, and I poured it out in the toilets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (659) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Asda. Bright golden amber with a foamy white head. Caramel and malt aroma. Taste has more of the same.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3777) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Golden, no head. The hops produce a highly potent sugary sweet nose and a fairly sweetened taste. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1253) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle asda. Drunk from bottle. Aroma is toffee malts. Taste is same good malty backbone good bitter finish. Decent body. Nice malty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (468) - SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Golden ale with a light grapefruit head. Flavour is bitter grapefruit as well with little sweetness to balance it. It’s nice though, with a sharp hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (762) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Pint bottle at home, served in an English pint glass Citrus orange aroma. Cinder toffee and Olde English marmalade flavour. Not as hoppy as the blurb would lead you to believe. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (743) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 500 ml bottle bought at Tesco, drunk at home. Light copper, very clear, lively carbonation, no head. Caramel apple, grass, buttered toast and floral notes in the aroma. Unusual but very pleasant. Strong sweet taste with a tinge of bitterness and slight astringency. Taste profile is simple with a short finish. Enjoyable beer and a welcome addition to the Wells & Young’s stable.

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