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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 1001   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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."


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (261) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 just okay for me. bottled. maybe I will rerate this some time soon. I did enjoy it, but tasted before bottle of ’Landlord’ , and for me this beer took it away from Bomb. Will need to re-visit and have couple of bottles to give it true review.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2006
Dark brown colour. Thin head. Very drinkable. Nice flavor. Bottle from LCBO.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2006
56,8 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Dark reddish brown colour with a fast disappearing head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Fruity flavour from the hops and hints of caramel. Ends up quite bitterbut in a pleasant way.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7247) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Like the Adnams Broadside an excellent English bottled bitter. Pours a nice chesnut brown colour, malty roasted tastes but belanced with some residual caramely sweetness. Very good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
A very drinkable beer indeed. Aroma is a minimal one, but becomes some caramel malts with a certain spice to it. Taste is alot fuller, with hops cutting into the toffee malts. Not much in the way of bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
Bottle 568ml. Appearance: Nutty brown color with a thin head. Aroma: floral hop, sweet malt. Flavor: malty, chocolate/ toffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6439) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2006
Deep red-brown, tan head, excellent retention and lacing. Roasted sweet malt and floral hop aromas, faint yeast. Full malt palate with a large hop character and a big bitter finish. One of the better bottled bitters I’ve tried.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 1, 2006
There is a malty aroma with a fruity background. The color is golden with reddish hints a beige head. A malty beginning is followed by a roasted finish with a bit of hoppy bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quevillon (2448) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2006
Elle serait meilleur dans une bouteille brune, mais elle est assé bonne. Pas trop amère, légé mais bonne saveur.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2906) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2006
File this under "How the hell did I miss rating that" file. I was glad when the lcbo added this to its regular line up a couple of years ago. Pasteurized English ales (and Guinness) were my gateway beers and this one holds up pretty well. It looks nice, deep dark brown with a creamy thick off white head. Aroma of break, malt, and English hops - a touch of caramel as well. Mouthfeel is thinner than I remember, but the taste is pleasant - sweet malt, more hops than I remember, and a lingering fruitiness. Nice sold dark bitter, as good as it gets over here in a pasteurized version without the name Fullers on it.


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