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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1072   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle: Brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and earthy hops. Flavor, lightly bitter, some caramel and pale malts, biscuits. First time I had this I could barely drink it, I didn’t hate it as much this time around. Still not something I would pay for normally.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2006
Can. 4.3% ABV version. Pours light reddish/brown with a slight haze. Creamy beige head, mostly lasting. Malty caramel aroma, notes of raisins and also a strange scent of something that reminds me of tea-leaves... Slight sweet malt flavors, moderately hopbitterness. Light body, dry mouthfeel, dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2006
(Draught) Pours clear mahogany with a stable white head. Light roasted, toffee/cookie-ish malty aroma with some cherries and notes of metal. Some soil/ earthyness in the nose. Fruity. Light salty, light roasted flavour with some cherries, cookies and metal notes. Light to medium body with a round mouthfeel. Light afterbitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5025) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2006
Chestnut brown with a long lasting cream head; very slight carbonation; rich malty aroma; full bodied and sweet with a taste of stewed fruit and a touch of chocolate amid the malts; aftertaste is refreshing and not too bitter. Much superior to the cask version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - NOV 29, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 long-staying- not-too-creamy-for-a-bitter-nicefroth, very good mahoney colour, full rounded taste, nettle strong herbs, v. good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2274) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
Sticky sweet aroma. Clear amber with a frothy disipitating head. Strong thick hoppy tasting ale. The beer has body, nice bitter after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 21, 2006
500 ml can. Red colour, enormous rocky and creamy head. The aroma is of malt with a light citrusy note. Medium bitterness, balnce between malt and hops, and a metallic feeling, surely for the can. Not outstanding, but a nice ale, easy to drink and refreshing. English ales are always nice to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
Can. Dark amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, amlt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HomeBrewed (4) - Australian, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2006 does not count
500ml can. (30 NOK) Nice color and head retention. Aroma strong. Hops prevalent and pleasant bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
568ml bottle, 5.2% a/v Pours darker then expected, a very deep nutty brown colour. The head is also brown,, with some fine lacing on the bottle. The smell is caramel, citrus and a nice hop kick. The taste consisting of much the same. The crisp hop finish is fantastic and this beer goes down well. Something to drink with the lads.

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