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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1158   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6516) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ha1ag (863) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2007
bottled, very nicely composed beer, a bt malty with sweet side effect . nice finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bierkoning (12403) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2007
Can. Nutty bitter flavor with butterscotch and toffee.Fairly long, nasty bitter aftertaste. A bit vegetable-like. Hint of toffee in the aroma. Metal in the aftertaste. Just drinkable.

   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 (21612) - 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 (1965) - 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.

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