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

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RATINGS: 1154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
SudsMcDuff (7971) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2007
This beer seems to get decent ratings but i really disliked this beer .. First off, not to bitch about price but this really is to expensive, Especially for this kind of brew .. Medium sized head for a bitter .. Smells of used socks and old biscuits .. Taste is just a muddled mess, quite disgusting actually! .. Avoid at all costs!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 La prima bitter in bottiglia che mi piace, devo a Wells e ad Ettore questa piacevole scoperta allo Unicorn di Brescia, assaggiata dai bicchieri altrui. Piacevolmente ’gommosa’ e dolce per bilanciare il luppolo, tuttavia ben luppolata (nel finale l’amaro prende piede). Bene.______________ENGLISH TEXT HERE______________First bottle bitter I like, I owe to Wells and to Ettore this pleasant discover, at the Unicorn pub in Brescia, sampled from his glass. Pleasantly gummy and sweet to balance the bitterness of hops, which takes place in the finale. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15469) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
Slight hazy amber with a full fluffy lasting white head. Bread, caramel & slight aroma hops. Taste is pleasant bitter balanced with some sweet malts. Lasting bitter finish. Quite OK ESB!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Bottle -- A pale amber color. Nose of perfume with yeast. Tasted like watered down perfume. Some malt, yeast, and bread flavors. Some bitter after notes. A medium finish with a sweet middle tone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2007
On tap at the Horse Brass Pub--Thick rich, dark black top that faded into deep red hues near the bottom of the glass. Frothy, small, inviting cream head. Notes of caramel and fruity chocolate. Spicily hopped with a rounded malt presence. Very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Bombardier
Date: September 02, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: clear dark amber, dense creamy beige head, thick drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet chocolate aroma
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel malt flavor, light earthy hops provide nice balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: *** /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Smells of yeasty. Pours an amber color with a nice big fluffy off white head. Tastes like caramel, sugar, and malt. Good solid bitter with a soft after taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5859) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2007
500 ml can. Clear mahogany body with a nice beige head, a really good-looking beer. Aroma is caramel malt, and delicious hoppy. Flavor is also caramel malt, with a fine hoppynes and quite fruity. This is a fresh, bitter and tasty beer, somehow a bit one-dimensional and slightly watery but I like it a lot. I often tend to be more positive to a more average beer when I have this beer alone without anything else other to compare with, but what the heck. I think I might just love beer as a general rule, and this beer taste great today.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
568ml bottle. Pours the typical deep orange-red, with a small cap, that’s dense and lasts. The aroma is mostly malts, fruity, with some alcohol. The taste is pretty much the same with a fruity after-taste and a minor hop presence. It’s dry for sure, and the ever so slightly higher alcohol content is actually sort of evident. Decent but not out of this world. The aroma is actually pretty unpleasant. I don’t understand the high score, maybe I’m just not a fan of this style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2007
Can.50cl. Realy nice Esb, it got all that it takes to be real nice, fine head, right color, good bitterness, long after taste.


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