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

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RATINGS: 1031   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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."


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2004
Reddish coloured. Weak aroma. Fruity flavour. It tastes of more than the normal Bombardier.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2004
A red beer with a fine beige head. The aroma is dominated by bread combined with notes of fruit. The flavor slightly sour fruity on a background of good roasted bread. This one has a much better palate than the standard Bombardier - this is a lot better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7038) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 14, 2004
had the bottled version and exspected something on the boring side of subtle but instead it was full-flavoured. orange rind and bacon bits aroma. plum sweetness and then a long powder dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2004
darker than average for a bitter. reminded me most of Old Fart. raisins, molasses, plenty of goldings + fuggles in flavour but not in finish, which is malty/fruity. well balanced between sweetness, fruit and herbs, i like it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 Dark amber body, tall foamy off-white head. Aroma of dark malt, nut and toffee; Delicious. Fruity, malty and spicy flavor with a nice bitter finish. A very nice and tastefull bitter and better than the 4,3% ABV version!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kepnerb (5) - Castana, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2003 does not count
My first beer to rate here... It wasn't that super. I was hoping for a more powerful taste. I enjoyed it as an alternative to American beers. I did appreciate the new smells and tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Deep, dark ruby body with a light tan, frothy head that lasts. As is recedes, it leaves some lacing. Very visually inviting. Mild nose that I found unable to analyze. Good, rich flavor that left me wanting more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Bottle. Brilliant, clear copper/amber body with a thick, tan head. Nuts, whole grains, toffee and chewy malts. Quite malty with some dark, ripe fruits hinted at toward the back. Tremendous malt character provides for a smooth body and creamy finish. Tasty, chewy and gloriously malty. A very tasty bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10460) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2003
Deep copper red with a thick foamy head, woody malts aroma, with sweet matls and caramel, nuts. The bitterness is mild, but the beer is a nice body, almost creamy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2003
Dark amber colour, fluffy off-white head. Super malty aroma, some hints of alcohol. Malty flavour, full bodied.


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