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Wells Bombardier Reserve The Colonels Choice

Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco in Banbury, Oxon. Amber with white head, fizzed. Carbonated beer with a bit of a wet cardboard character, CO2. Caramel, toffee notes initially, earthy, boiled notes. Didn’t really get much hop character. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2014, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Wells Bombardier Reserve The Colonels Choice ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy and open, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity, caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, pale malt, sweet malt, woody hop notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140814]

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Cask. Golden ale with a good white head. Nose is murky dishwater. Taste is far from murky. There are banana, confectionery and honey notes in here. Its quite full and warming too. Quite delicious once you get past the scent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, light toasted malty. Bitter, mild fruity and light citrusy. Crisp hoppy. Bitter and light fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a deep gold almost copper, white fizzy head. Aroma of citrus and pine. States full of hops, about as hoppy as a frog that’s been under a road roller. Quite nice on the palate though and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzyhead (8) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
Drinkable bottle of beer. Dissapointed as it claims to be super hoppy. A little to malty for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014, London. Golden beer, small head. Hoppy grassy aroma, bready, caramel, hay, some citrus. Citrus and biscuit flavor, some alcohol coming through. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
caramel, red, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, this is a nice beer poured from a bottle and doesn’t taste overly strong even though its 6% i’ve never had a bad drink of any variety of bombadier

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (1519) - Hannover, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Aroma: herbs and fruity. Taste: medium bitterness, herbs, fruits, dark malts, malty backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1567) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
A dark reddish orange coloured beer with a thick white head. A light biscuity malt aroma, is followed by a slight to soapy fresh hop aroma bring a hint of lemony citrus fruit. Dry mouthfeel. A bitter, tart hoppy taste, bringing grassy and citrusy flavours to the fore, this is underpinned by a slightly sweeter, biscuity and caramel malt flavour. The finish is well balanced with equal amounts of hops and malt.

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