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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sandog_au (38) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a clean dark brown copper with a moderate creamy off white head. Aroma is of toasted bread with a slight caramel malt and spice. Pleasant smooth caramel malt up front into a raisin finish and a hint of coffee lasting on the palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
SangreSani (218) - Głowienka, POLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Copper colored beer with low head. Hints of flowers and dark malts but mainly paper and dry grass. Medium bitterness. Some sourness is present. Very frothy texture. The label says it’s fruity. It’s not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
luisfelizola (117) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 15, 2015
Marrom avermelhado. Espuma de baixa persistência. Aroma de caramelo, leve tostado. Carbonatada e com boa acidez. Ataque doce e leve herbal. Amargor na medida. Final seco.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8674) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Pour on tap, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of toast, caramel, some butter, hints of dark fruit into a bit of grass, slight yeasty note. Taste was a mix of earth, grass, bread into a bit of toast, butter, some slight fruity notes, hints of grain and husk, finishing bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (309) - SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Pint bottle. Dark copper colour with a lasting white head. Malty caramel aroma, taste is caramel with some dried fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeandroBibi (30) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 22, 2015
Marrom avermelhado lindíssimo. Aroma intenso de caramelo e algum herbal vindo do lúpulo. No sabor, malte e lúpulo equilibram muito bem deixando um retrogosto levemente adocicado. Muito boa!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1464) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at the Priory Centre, St Neots. Dark copper/light brown. A fair bit of forced off-white head. Bready scent with very slight hints of stone fruits. Bittersweet taste, with caramel malt to the fore. Finish has a mire pronounced bitterness. Similar to the cask version but stripped of the subtleties.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
geovanicalixto (19) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2015
Coloração vermelho amarronzada com pouca espuma. Odor suave. Dulçor bem presente com toques de caramelo e final seco, com dicreto retrogosto de caramelo

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4171) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very clear dark brown color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose seems to have quite a few grains coming through, and only a little grassiness on the nose. Taste is pretty light and only very slightly bitter, and hints of toasted caramel. OK, but nothing great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dohny (313) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2015
Bottled. Clear brown color with small off white head. Aroma of prunes, honey. Light body, lively carbonated. Light sweet malty beginning with moderate fruity esters with dry finish and assertive bitterness. Some metalic tones in flavor. Easy to drink.

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