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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Previously 4.7% then 5.2%, now back to 4.7
Also known as Bombardier Celebration Ale, and Bombardier English Premium Bitter.
Ingredients: Water from Charles Wells well; Pale Malt; Crushed Crystal Malt; Challenger and Goldings hops.
"Bombardier is the definitive English Bitter, perfectly balanced with a dry personality."


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1063) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
God engelsk øl som smager som sådan en nu plejer. En fin øl til maden hvor den ikke overdøver maden.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bouteille. Nez malté de caramel toffee rôti et légèrement sucré avec un houblon floral assez léger ainsi que des notes de noix et un minuscule arôme citronné. Rondeur moyenne en bouche. Goût de malt terreux et très légèrement croustillant avec des indices de citron lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût malté moyennement sucré à la toffee (avec un pic butterscotch) avec des notes de noix puis une légère amertume de rôti vient se rajouter avec une finale houblonnée florale et terreuse moyenne et une fine touche de chocolat noir. Arrière-goût moyen-long, légèrement amer de rôti et de houblon floral avec des fantômes de caramel sucré ainsi qu’un aspect sec de noix et à un zeste citronné très subtil. [notes 2005]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kostasgiotis (73) - GREECE - FEB 28, 2016
It pours a red body with a off white one finger head with medium retention.The head stays as a ring for quite some time.It smells fruits,caramel.The body is medium-low and it leaves a waterish feel to the mouth.The taste is malty, a little bitter and it leaves a bittersweet aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Flanfl (529) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - FEB 26, 2016
5.2% version. Deep copper body, medium lasting white head. Aroma of caramel, fruity ester and earthy hoppy notes. Flavours are similar. I couldn't distinguish any particular fruits. Short caramely finish, slightly bitter and ends up dry. Ok bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldschool_Mike (285) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle into pint glass Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with a small white head. Aroma biscuit and stone fruit. Taste is light fruit and biscuit.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (1098) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
can 5.2%. Poured deep amber with a creamy tan head. Sweet biscuity malt aroma. Medium-light body, tight carbonation with a slightly astringent finish. Sweet crystal malt flavour, toffee notes, a touch woody with some peppery hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROSE1962 (192) - POLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Kolor ciemnej herbaty, piana beżowa, duże pęcherzyki i szybko opada. W aromacie nuty śliwkowe, ciasteczkowe, herbaciane. W smaku dość wytrawne, umiarkowana słodowość, lekka goryczka na finiszu. Wyczuwalne nuty ciasteczkowe, karmelowe.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jice (248) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 21, 2016
intéressante, légère, ambrée, assez amère, notes de caramel, bonne longueur en bouche

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artyom (873) - Osijek, CROATIA - DEC 14, 2015
0.5l bottle. Light amber color with quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is caramel, earthy and fruity. Taste is slightly bitter with some toffee notes. Overall it’s nice ESB.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
canddw (88) - - DEC 11, 2015
Aber colour, thin head and soft carbonation. Anonymous light hoppy nose. Inoffensive light biscuit flavour without character and no bitter hit. Characterless but okay as a cold beer.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone


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