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

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RATINGS: 1001   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle & Keg; Pasteurised. 5.2% in bottles. 4.3% in cans
Previously 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."


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
20 oz draft pours a dark amber color with a small white head. Aromas of sweet malt, light floral. Light bodied, perfect light bodied bitter

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gurthnar (1504) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Aroma light caramel, blunt hops. Clear amber colour. Good head. Taste is mostly bitter, hoppy, grassy, light caramel. Okay drinkable bitter, nicely representing its style.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fajry (363) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
Flasa - Miro. Tmava medena farba, biela pena. Vona sladova, ovocna, karamel. V chuti sladovost, karamel, ovocne tony a v pozadi horkost chmelova.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (1044) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper color, white head. Aroma is fruity, caramel, apples, malty. Taste is medium sweet, apples, caramel, hoppy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
Dåse, 50 cl. 4,2 i ABV. Klar kobberfarvet. Ok off white skum. Toffee og nødder. Sødlig maltet. Metal og krydrede blomster. God, blød, næsten cremet mndfylde. OK bitterhed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (349) - CROATIA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle, pours copper, with a khaki head, sweet taste of roasted malt with a hint of fruit, dry finish, decent bitter

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
A proper English bitter. A rich, thick and creamy mouthfeel, but unlike lets say Newky Brown, it is properly bitter and has a good hop profile. It also avoids the watery tendencies of many a contemporary. A good English everyday drinking bitter. Great name as well.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1179) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Well’s Bombardier has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head, a semi-clear, slightly bubbly, deep copper or even ruby appearance, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is beautiful- rich, sweet, toffee, mild coffee, citrus, sugar, and mild hop oil. Taste is similarly beautiful- toffee, hop oil, moderate and balancing bitterness, sugar, bread crust, and malt. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Well’s Bombardier finishes semi-dry, delicious, and quite drinkable. RJT

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marcius (190) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Appearance with amber (very dark) color and head with poor durability and resistance. Barely perceptible aroma: toasted malt and aged. Flavor between the roasted malt and hops with toffee (candy) and bitter notes. Excellent beer with label asking to be bought!

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AVLarsen (52) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
Can. Nice colour and foam. A full and nice taste of hops and malt. Unlike a brown ale it is mostly bitter and not sticky and sweet. This gives it a fuller taste than an IPA. One of the better non-tap British bitters from a major brewery.


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