I quite like the Wells Bombardier range of beers, standard Bombardier was one of the first real ales i remember drinking and Bombardier Satanic Mills is a cracking dark ale, So when i saw Burning Gold on the shelf in the supermarket i thought i better give it a go and complete my Wells Bombardier hat-trick.
The bottle certainly stands out on the shelf, it’s a nice bright yellow and it’s the traditional Bombardier bottle shape which is a little different to most of the bottles on the shelves these days.
The ale pours a lovely golden amber and smells of citrus and hops. It has quite a thin white head which actually lasts quite well down the glass.
The taste is quite subtle, its not packed full of flavour but has hints of hops and citrus, it is quite thin in the mouth with a little bit of sweetness followed by a slightly bitter aftertaste.
I quite enjoyed it but i think it’s not a patch on the Satanic Mills or standard Bombardier, however i would buy it again especially as a “starter ale” or a session beer, as it’s quite cheap and light enough to drink a few of.