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

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RATINGS: 1021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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."


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Aroma is is heavy with caramel, not too much hop presence. Taste is sweet with a hop background that is very light, and enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6075) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 From Bedford England, a city well know for … eh… well … for being one of London’s dormitory towns comes a beer that is about as unexciting as the city it is brewed in. Clear bronze body, medium tan head with good lacing and good retention. Aroma is earthy, nutty, caramel, raisins. Taste is a letdown. Light taste is cake malt, some raisins and a touch of caramel, a bit nutty. The problem is the body. Very light body but not in a watery way. Actually light in a airy way, like drinking air. He beer has no attack, just a finish of roasted raisin bread with mild bitterness. 568ml imperial pint bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 28, 2006
(19.25 oz bottle: $3.49 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Malty and lightly roasty British ale with a noticeably fruity character, some nuttiness, a bit of caramel, and a moderate bitterness that complements the beer nicely. Solid nutty finish is smooth and pleasant tasting and the medium body and gentle carbonation make this very easy to drink. The fruity and caramely nose is less aromatic, but still enjoyable. In an earlier tasting years ago, large chunky sediment poured out of the bottle, but now it appears that this beer is not bottle conditioned. Consequently, the beer is medium brown in color and fairly clear in appearance. The small but creamy and dense, beige head show average retention -- it gradually fades to a wide ring. A small amount of patchy and spotty lacing remains on the glass. A very good beer worth buying from time to time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2006
Very nice appearance, deep amber with a small off white head. Malt an d goldings is the armoa. The flavour is strong, a solid maltiness...crystal sweetness and agressive hopping. A great bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2006
Bottle. A perfectly acceptable english bottled bitter, in fact better than quite a few. Fruity malt and earthy finish with some well balanced crystal in the background. Not really too my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2006
Medium offwhite creamy head. Clear, chestnut brown body. Slightly acidic, faint aroma with nutty notes and some dark caramel. Deep, bitter taste of nutty caramel with roasty notes. Clean, fresh taste. Nutty, bitter aftertaste. A very good bitter.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
vanvenlo (1255) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2006
23 Mar 2006 - Low sweet and hop aroma. Clear ruby-brown colour, ordinary head and lacing. Non descript malt hop flavour. Thin mouthfeel with a hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Great ballance, bright complex flavors. Nice bitterness on the finish. Medium nectar.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3019) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
Brown bottle, 1 pint; eye: auburn with a nice café au lait head, no effervescence; nose: hops and lots of it, malt, slight hint of caramel; mouth: astringent, malt, nice bitterness, malt again, followed by bitterness again with a slightly sweet finale, average bitternes, medium body, nice carbonation, slightly oily texture, relatively thin FRANÇAIS Bouteille, 1 pinte; oeil : auburn avec une belle mousse café au lait, pas d’effervescence; nez : houblon, malt, légère pointe de caramel; bouche : astringente, malt, belle amertume, malt de nouveau, amertume par la suite et finale légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, corps moyen, belle carbonatation, texture légèrement huileuse, relativement mince

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2006
Pours a nice reddish-brown color with a minimal white head. Slight toffee aroma leads into a good dose of carmel malt flavor. Watery finish. A nice English ale.


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