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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1154   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (21106) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
Ruby colour with a alty nose, and a sweet fruit malt flavour with a little bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Did not expect much but was pleasently suprised. The beer has a great taste and a nice dark orange hue. Nice fruity smell but a nice bitter taste that is refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stefano (1957) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2007
Poured a clear dark ruby color with a thin short lived head. The aroma is of toasted sweet bread, herbs, and root vegtables. Very little flavor; hints of roasted malt. A bit watery and a bit bitter on the finish. Quite boring beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2007
a little more metallic than its cask cousin. Still good, a little too fizzy as well. A nice full dark golden colour with a little bit of off white head. Has a similar taste and mouth feel to pedigree.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours a clear mahogany with a short, tan head. Strong caramel aroma with light aclohol, light vinegar and dusty grains. Soft metallics in the mouth with an astringent twinge... a little fluffy yet a bit heavy as well (read: "interesting palate"). Malty flavor gets whisked away by a dry, alcoholic finish. A little raw, yet mainly just sweet and smooth ending with a tea-like bitterness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2007
Can. Hazy orangey brown with a huge offwhite head. Potent, grassy hop aroma. Grass hits the tongue to be followed by moderate toffee, still ending quite dry. Light-bodied. Thirst-quencher for the advanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 A well made British toffee and as the commercial description states a dry personality. Page 114 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 431 out of 500 Classic Brews to go. Had this on hand pump in England recently and lowered my rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2007
On tap at The Tap House. Pours a clear mahogany with an off-white head that leaves tons of lace. Light, and lightly spicy aroma. Medium body with light carbonation. Vanilla and toffee taste with a dash of fruit. Clean finish.

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