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

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RATINGS: 1017   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."


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MichaelAwesome (4053) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Had high hopes which were really crushed within a few seconds. Dull one with no real aromas beside a bit of malt. Maybe chocolate in the back. Tastes like a piece of wood with a bit of alcohol. Cannot imagine this bottle was infected therefore I would say this one is just drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4053) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep amber-brown colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of nuts, malt and caramel. Taste of light malt, hops, barley, nuts, caramel and straw. Finishes mild and flat. Drinkable but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1646) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Draft at Edmunds Oast. Chestnut color pour with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of toffee, toasted bread, earthy hops with some underlying plum and figs. Flavor is similar with a smooth moderately carbonated body. Smooth and a easy drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
christhoel (54) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
dark amber, clear, off white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, . a nice drinkable beer didn’t fancy it at start not keen on dark ales to be fair but this 1 was ok i quite enjoyed it!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krigla (39) - SLOVENIA - JUL 15, 2014
Dark amber colour with creamy head. Bitter sweet taste with nice bitter aftertaste. Great bottle and label justasking to be bought.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredxyz (19) - BRAZIL - JUL 14, 2014
Amarga, muito lúpulo quase uma ipa. Cor forte escura avermelhada. Espuma bonita mas pouco persistente. Sabor persistente. Notas de torrefação e cravo. Boa pra quando quer uma cerveja de sabor forte!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (2604) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
Schöne rot-braune Farbe, angenehm malzig-süßlicher Geruch. Der Antrunk ist angenehm trocken-malzig, schön vollmundig, dabei leicht säuerlich. Der Hauptteil ist vollmundig, angenehm süßlich-malzig und ganz leicht herb. Zum Nachgeschmack wird das Bier schön mild, ganz leicht herb, aber sehr angenehm. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine angenehm-mild-malzige und angenehm leicht herbe Note!
→ Sehr leckeres Bitter! 12+12+11+12

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (163) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
If you’re going to pick up a standard English bitter from a standard English supermarket, make it this one. I’ve always liked this - a great balance of plummy fruits and toffee. Lovely reddy brown colour, small white head, good lacing. Good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maarten1993 (291) - - JUN 28, 2014
Drank with Rik in Malden 28-6-2014. Dark blond color. Very watery taste. Only very slight hints of coffee and roast. Very thin beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Some pine and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some bitterness.


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