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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1031   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Ruby coloured with a good inch of white foam. Not a very strong aroma on this one. Some caramel and earthy hops come through, but are not dry upfront. The flavour has a sweetness to it and the hopping doesn’t really come through until right before the after taste. The hop flavours are a little floral mixed with earthiness. The aftertaste is on the bitter side that sits right at the back of the tongue for a few minutes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a rich dark amber, with a pillowy white head. Aroma includes notes of fruits, hops, and malts. Tasting notes includes lots of ripe fruits, rich malty notes, and a slight bitter finish. This is a fantastic bitter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dr.dod (326) - Szeged, HUNGARY - JUN 17, 2014
500ml bottle. It is a dark amber ale with not big but very long lasting pillowy foam. Body is light or medium, taste is dry, flower and a lot of hop (medicinal?). It is good but not my type.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1512) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - JUN 15, 2014
Red with big head. Malty and biscuit aroma, light sweet with toffee flavour and finish in very light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamedra (560) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 18, 2014
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma je příjemné, sladové s jemnými podtóny zrajícího sýra. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná. středně vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je rubínová. Chuť je sladová se slabšími podtóny ovoce, má výraznější zemitý podklad a finiš je suše, výrazněji hořký. V ústech pivo působí poměrně plně, má střední říz a je dobré pitelnosti. Jedná se o velmi chutný, bitter, plné, zakulacené chuti.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maarten1993 (370) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (3551) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (247) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1289) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours a crystal clear dark reddish brown. Aroma of cherries and raisins. Tan creamy head. Taste is malt forward with a dry crisp finish. More flavor than a mild. A bit of cherry/raisin tartness with a slightly bitter hop finish.

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