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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bottle: Filtered
Previously 4.7% then 5.2%, now back to 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 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (5181) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2007
not any real flavor at all and not really much of a smell. tasted more like water than anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2077) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle: Clear deep amber/red colour, nice creamy head. Aroma of malt,citric,caramel/burned sugar. Flavor has a smouth coffee,dark choclate,and caramel mouth feeling.Thin to medium body,and has a medium finish. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2007
Nice clear redish brown pouer with a bubbly light tan head. Malts and spices in the aroma. A bit of an earthy nose. Very rich taste. Very thick, lots of flavour. Strong malts, caramel, grains, spices, some sweet fruit in the aftertaste. Rather complex ale. Rather good as well. Not sure I could session this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5371) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Pours dark amber into an English pint. Offwhite micro head subsides to fully skim surface. Fig and caramel aromas. Thin caramel with a dry, lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2007
(Notes from memory). Very refreshing. Bitter, malty, balanced. I thought it tasted a bit as if remains of yeast was still in the bottle (a sort of sourish sensation), allthough I am pretty sure that in fact was not the case. However, I liked it and I liked the beer a lot more than I thought I would.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - AUG 2, 2007
copper hue with beige head, the aroma is dominated by chocolate with caramel tone blended in alcohol. fruity flavor and coffee in the background, the body is firm enough to balance the relatively high hop rate. a beer to nurse on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sobencha (3) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2007 does not count
Amber/Brown colour. Nice tan head on pour, but it faded quickly. Malty aroma. Very nice degree of bitterness. Good clean finish with no after-taste. Quite refreshing really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2011 [445-20070726] Sample @ LCBO-Summerhill. Molasses treacle aroma with some hay. Clear, amber brown body with a medium-lasting white head. Lightly spiced flavour is hoppy with hints of sweetness. Medium body. Quite nice. (6/4/6/4/13) 3.3

[3588B-20110206] 500mL bottle. Mild toasted grains aroma has a hint of peat. Clear, amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Peaty toasted grains flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/4-/6/3/13) 3.2
(w/ jerc)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
1 pint bottle. Dark amber with a small white head. A standard, dependable strong bitter, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2007
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Orange-copper in color with a thin white head. Aroma has a decent amount of bitter hops along with the lightest touch of sweet malts. Flavor is light and crisp with a smooth combination of the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness of the hops. Finishes clean with a lightly sweet note.

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