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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2007
Can. Pours a dark cherry wood color with a farily large beige head. Aroma is slight musty grass, fruit. Taste mild grass hops with some caramel. Finish is mildly dry. In between the sip and finish there was a very distinct layer of water as far as feel and taste ( as in liquid with no taste) very odd as it happened only a couple of times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2007
Bottle pours a clear mahogany body with a one finger beige head. Sheet lacing left behind. Aroma of bready toasty crystal malt and floral and spicy hops. Faint note of mineral in the taste, joining with bitter unripe pears, toasty malt, and dominating floral and spicy hop bitterness. A decent English bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 14, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, light toastiness, and notes of fruit. Flavor of caramel, hops, and nuts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4184) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
not much of an aroma, you typical bitter, dry ESB smell. Flavou is much the same, nothing special, english hops, and a nice malt barbone, kinda wattery though. A decent ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1327) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6291) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fukito (1022) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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