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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1038   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LetsGoState (624) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Appearance clear amber with medium head. Aroma has some malts. Taste is malts made milder by a small amount of bitterness. Overall not bad, but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
From a bottle in Aviolene, Scotland. Just average. Dark amber color with a fading head. Bitter flavors that makes it a standard bitter. Eh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pindoc (120) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Der ocker farbene Schaum sitzt fest auf dem amberbräunlichen Bier. Feine Düfte steigen in die Nase. Der erste Schluck scheint vorerst bitter zu sein, wird jedoch immer milder sobald der Gaumen umspielt wird! Aromen werden auf dem Weg die Kehle hinunter freigesetzt. Der Abgang ist dann wiederum leicht bitter und im Nachhall werden noch die letzten Aromen aktivert! Ein Bier zum geniessen!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (988) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 8, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL. Look: clear ruby red, smallish tan head. Aroma: quite strong caramel, dried fruit, fruit marmalade, some earthy hops. Taste: rich caramel body, moderate spicy-earthy hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozarkspops (368) - - SEP 3, 2014
Copper clear pour. Light off white head and dissipates quickly. Toasty malt. Bready yeast aroma. Mild earthy hop aroma. Bready, toasty flavor. Mild earthy hop spiciness. Mild yeast aroma as well. Dry medium bitter finish with some residual malt flavor. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (462) - HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2014
Pörkölt alaphangú, könnyed malátás, kissé karamellás, mogyorós színezetű, óvatosan komlózott ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luser2000 (89) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 22, 2014
Klasszik inglis bír, kellemes íz és szép szín jellemzi. Jól oltja a szomjat. Ajánlom. Xxxxc

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evigil (5) - MEXICO - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Nice bitter, with a light body, beautiful color and good taste. A little light for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1484) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
Orangebrun klar med hřyt beige skum som legger seg fort. Malt, karamell og noe humlelukt. Karamell, brunt sukker, malt mye sřte smaker her altsĺ. Beskjeden bitterhet i avslutningen. Lite kullsyre

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (904) - HONG KONG - AUG 10, 2014

500 ml bottle bought at Wellcome Superstore in Sheung Shui.

Clear copper brown colour; One finger head and off-white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Slightly fragrant aroma of dark malt, with caramel, toffee, plums and dark fruits, sugar, Coffee-Mate powder, very light musty and faint grass; Mid to light sweet taste of dark ale malt, with moderate roastyness, light tartness, potent caramel, thick molasses, earth, Cola, strong toast, bread, light yeast, strong lime, moderate bitter hops and sharp grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is dark malt with pretty good roastyness. Very strong caramel and toasty background with thick and pleasant molasses sweetness not very common for this style. Very earthy and limey hoppiness. Not too bready. Good!... Hoppiness is very light grass in nose. Earth, strong lime and light sharp grass in taste. Moderate bitterness matches well with molasses for a light and abrupt bitter-sweet finish; Fairly dry after taste. Easy and limey to mouth.

Comments: As an ESB, this one features a bit more in every way - unassuming but fruity drak malt aroma, nice toasty dark malt taste with thick molasses, earthy and limey hops. I want something more from this empty style and I’ve got it, nicely. Strongly recommended!

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