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

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RATINGS: 1001   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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."


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
Draft at DBF 2005. Clear brown colour with an off white head. Aroma of hops and malts. Watery flavour of malts and hops. Boring.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Draft at DBF2005. Aroma of weak hops, some malts. Reddish to amber body, small white head. Hoppy flavor, quite boring.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2005
Poured a good dark copper, frothy, a good mouthfeel, a little spice a little nice, try it twice. Makes me think a little hop, another gulp, can’t stop. mmmm.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2005
Ruby red, thick white head. Hoppy, spicy nose. Rich, fruity flavour. Medium to full bodied. Rounded malty taste. Sweet aftertaste. Somewhat yeasty and hints of herbs.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorqui (2081) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 23, 2005
Draught. Discreet and persistent foam. Extinguished and firm aspect, a lot little bubbly. Intense red color. Bitter scent and herbal hoppiness. Dry and deeply bitter taste, little fresh and enough persistent. To me, badly draught.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
Clear dark copper colour with thick frothy off white head. Mild malt nose. Mild malt taste with dry slightly bitter malt finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2005
Poured from the bottle. A light brown colour, quite carbonated. A decent frothy head. Aroma is a fruity/flowery maltiness. Flavor is a nutty hoppiness. A good bitter feel in the mouth. Possibly a little too bitter-dominated. A solid example of an English ESB.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2005
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe pours dark amber, moderate off-white head, nice lacing, with light carbonation.   Soft malt nose, apple skin, and maybe even a bit of dark pitted fruit showing up.   Malty on the tongue, very mild dark pitted fruit, not much bite.   Twas a bit unexpected for a Premium Bitter.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Lingering malts and that ever so subtle dark pitted fruit.   Minor appleskin as well.   A bit heavier than what I was thinking, but still decent.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 2, 2005
On tap at the Blue Monk in Portland. Much improved over the bottle version, the sweet maltiness up front really shows well on tap with a bit of sweet dough taste. The hops finish off with a touch of herbal/spiciness to them balancing this out very well.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2005
Pours a light mahogany with a thin tan head. Nutty aromas as well as some fruitiness. The flavour is nicely bittered with a good sweet malt contingent and some of the same fruitiness as found in the nose. Nice lacing with medium carbonation. An o.k. beer.


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