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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1160   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Tap at The Diamond: Pours a deep amber with a brown hue and a thin tan head. The aroma lacks hop, making it mainly chocolaty and lightly nutty. Mild carbonation on the palate. The flavor has a hint of nuttiness & some light toasty crystal malt. Not enough bitterness, especially for the style. Simple, session-able.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Bottle. Toast malt balanced with deep-lain red fruit and bready fruitcake. Lesser notes of plum and yeast. Deep mahogany/chestnut body with a beautiful, soapy, lacing rocky tanned head. Dry, lightly bitter, lightly fruity taste, with the fruit lingering a little more than the other notes in the brief aftertaste. Pale Malt and the Goldings are the key players here. Slightly dusty medium body. Carbonation is a tad artificial. Faintly earthy. Pretty standard bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2007
[Sampled in 2005.] Copper beer with lazy head and lazy flavor, just ok. Notes of weak fruits, bitterness, many ingredients, A thirstquencher with a dry finish!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 21, 2007
clear burgundy/brown with no head. i really don’t get any aroma...maybe some caramel. flavor consists of caramel and tea....or just loads of crystal malt. palate is watery. i didn’t really care for this much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (10591) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is black licorice and caramel. Decent lacing on thsi one. The taste is a bit watery with light caramel. Not too much going on with this one, would not consider this a ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andymccabe501 (5) - ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2007 does not count
looks good, smells good , tastes good. a nice head, a yeast like taste, with caramel also in the mix had this from the bottle

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....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!!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15585) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1843) - 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.

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