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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1001   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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."

   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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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

   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!

   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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