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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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."


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Had this in a pint bottle, enjoyed it very much, hint of hops but balanced very well as you drink

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Yummy and quaffable and very easy to drink even though there is not much too it. Standard fare ESB, bready malt somewhat of a smooth mouthfeel, with some nice bittering hops

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2006
I’m inclined to think this is underrated. This produces a decent head with some cascades of lacing, a very malty, chocolate/toffee nose and taste, with satisfying body and hoppiness. Very toasty and earthy. The metallic aftertaste was the only major flaw.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 4, 2006
Nutty brown color with a fine thick head. Malty nose with light fruit driven hops. Soft mouthfeel with a nutty flavor and piney finish. Nice beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CiroFerrara (85) - USA - DEC 29, 2005
Oh my God, this beer is so nasty. Rare taste of sweet products, but at the same time it leaves you with a very strange bitter after taste. Disappointment!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4650) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Dark copper with lasting creamy head. Light malty nose. Very quaffable beverage. Light fruity taste. Some hops and caramel flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8920) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle: Dark amber coloured, big, firm beige head; malty and distinctive hoppy flavour; quite dry malty and hoppy taste; longer lasting finish: aromatic hops, malts and dry fruit; well rounded, creamy mouthfeel; good balance between aromatic hops and dried fruit..................

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 6, 2005
Had one of these at the Winking Lizard. Nose of wheat and berries with an initial hint of figs, and plums as brew warms; could be bolder. The brew pours a clear dark copper. The massive creamy tan head is tight and fully lasting. The lace hangs on the side of the pint glass in sheets. The well balanced flavor is huge. Strong starting tones of pecans and coffee. The warm alcoholic middle transcends into dried fruit and a rich bittersweet finish. The medium creamy body is soft.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
szczepan (3) - Canterbury, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2005 does not count
568ml bottle. Lovely deep ruby colour and persistent though thin head. Subdued, musky, Christmas spice aroma like mulled wine that takes a good swirl to release. Firm body with a strong peppery finish. Shame about the overt English marketing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2005
A Mes rate: Dusky tobacco tinged nose. Red-brown body with a reasonable cream head leaving fair lace. Bready and just slightly fruity. Maybe a little sour too. Slightly hoppy and generally mellow all round. Nothing much to write home about but not bad either.


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