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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1146   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2007
Bottle. Clear and carbonated red with a huge solid head that slowly began to resemble a tree stump. British crystal malt, minerals, CO2 and spicy hop aroma. Straightforward caramel malt flavor, fruioty and clean + lightly tart with supporting maltiness. A bit oxidized. Finishes with perfect bitterness and lingering sticky hops. Pretty good but I would like to have it on draught.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6147) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 1, 2007
Can 0,5l - 4,3%. Brown golden coloured. A large creamy tanned head. Strong hoppy aroma with fruity hints. Caramellish flavour. Soft rounded mouthfeel. A bit one dimensional taste, but some bitterness in the aftertaste. A good canned beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fukito (1016) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 31, 2007
Keg at Cerveceria Oldemburg, march 07. Slight herbal aroma, but very shy. Mild flavor, some crystal malts and a pleasant, lingering bright bitter finnish, not bad nor good. Shinny golden color with a creamy, thick white head. Creamy and gentle MF. A good, reliable, keg session bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle at home. Pours a beautiful dark ruby colour with a quite thin head. Fresh aroma of hops. Malty flavour with some sweet fruitiness and a nice round bitterness in the finish. Good, solid bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Pint can: Pours Pretty dark copper brown color, with medium sized light than head. Aroma has crisp malts, light caramel, notes of cherry and pear. Flavor has lots of caramel and biscuit malts, bit of pear and faint touch of roastyness, with a firmly bitter finish. Pretty decent.

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 (6417) - 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.


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