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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
nice english, big white head color is dark amber, lotsa malts on the nose, some hops, a little sweetness too velvety texture, well balanced a good session ale

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Typical mass sub par English beer aroma, toffee with a bit of hop earthiness. Crystal clear clarity, you know us yanks just hate bottle conditioned beer so I really don’t blamed them for filtering the crap out of it, thin ring of foam that leaves no lacing. Taste is a wonderful mix of cardboard and more cardboard with a fairly dry finish, pretty much the highlight of the beer is that the finish destroys the initial flavor. An uninspired beer, the score keeps getting worse as my glass is emptied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Caught my attention by the label (sucker for any take on the English flag--not the Union Jack). Pretty clear, medium head. Dry throughout & fizzy. Pretty dang bitter. Dang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2007
Bottled. Aromas of grass and raisin with a hint of caramel. Light brown color, beige fine head, good lace. Very grassy, raisin, caramel, stale bitterness. A bit thin. Starts very nice but with a very short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Bottle at Beiaard, A’dam. Red coloured bitter. Some head. Well prickly. Malty, with standard bitter flavours. Fine enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Dark amber. Small white head. Little smell. Smooth bittersweet taste. love the hops in this beer. Not much else detectable though. Feels like most ales. Not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2007
Bottle. A rather red colour with a fast disappearing head, very malty aroma. The taste is also rather malty, a typical british ale - not bad but nothing special. A everyday beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 13, 2007
Large stubby bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep burnt amber color, with a minimal tan colored head. Aromas are of burnt sugars, dry oak logs, musty basements. Flavors are of chalk, burnt wood, dry oak leaves. Medium mouthfeel. Medium body. Not a good ESB in my book. Too dry & astringent for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a tan head. Malty bready aroma with dried fruits. Malty flavour with a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 50 cl can, 4,3% (Norwegian). Cloudy amber with off-white head.Fruity malt, ok bitterness. A bit thin, watery body. I want more bitterness in my bitter.

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