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

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RATINGS: 1131   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."


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
Not complex but easy drinking - attractrive copper colour, big malt, smooth and well balanced, noticeable hop aroma and aftertaste but nothing exciting. Decent premium bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Nice clear copper color with a good sized brown-ish foamy head. Aroma is subtle, mostly caramel hops, and sweetness. Flavor is is true to the aroma, with some additional spice. Clean and dry. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheDog (586) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
Deep copper colour, from the crystal malt. Aroma and taste of sultana, fruits. Nice creamy head and overall a nice balanced and easy to enjoy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maltybones (62) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2007
Pours a copper-red and has a rich, frothy head compaired to many similar ales. Malty aroma mixed between grain and caramel. I didn’t really pick upon the spicy aroma mentioned in the bottles deScription, but it does come through in the flavour. The flavour remains malty with a slightly bitter aftertaste. A pretty decent ale overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2007
Bottle, pint size. Clear deep copper, medium tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma with some burnt sugar, earthy hops. medium bodied. Very dry with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ha1ag (823) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2007
bottled, very nicely composed beer, a bt malty with sweet side effect . nice finish

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bierkoning (11880) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2007
Can. Nutty bitter flavor with butterscotch and toffee.Fairly long, nasty bitter aftertaste. A bit vegetable-like. Hint of toffee in the aroma. Metal in the aftertaste. Just drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 12, 2007
Poured from the bottle the beer is a beautiful deep amber red colour, with a nice beige head which froathes down to a nice creamy film. Really nice lookin beer. Aroma is grainey with strong fruit notes. The aroma reflects the flavor with a grainey, fresh baked bread flavor with notes of fruit, hops and malts. Judging from other peopls reveiws not to many people were impressed with the palat of this beer. I however found the beer to have a pretty solid mouth feel, texture was a little thin, but the carbonation helped pull it together and the finish was just dry enough to keep me coming back for more. All and all, a nice well rounded, solid English Bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 8, 2007
Enjoyed it a La Philarmonic in Barcelona, watching how Bayern Munich defeated Real Madrid in Champions League 2007. Overall I enjoyed the fruit flavor, mostyly peaches, and its sweet bitternes at the end.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (19783) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
Ruby colour with a alty nose, and a sweet fruit malt flavour with a little bitterness


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