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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1106   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2005
I like. Itís a rich, reddish-mahogany color with a creamy, well-sustained & good-lacing tan head. The aroma is rich and malty with light pome fruits, a nut or two, and some herbal hops. This is very creamy in the mouth, quite smooth & easy to imbibe. The flavor is a big chewy malt with pears and nuts and an earthy, bitter finish... splashed on by some sweetness. I wish this was more readily available in the Chicago area.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Barcelona - Pours dark red with white head, there is the scent of wheat and hops, it has more of a malty taste though. Nice and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2005
Looks good in and out of the bottle. Lovely, dark colour and hoppy aroma. Malt in the taste and a satisfying bitter finish. A really good English bitter. The pride of little Bedfordshire (my home county).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Bottle poured dark red amber with a small head and lacing. Aroma is light malt and ripr fruits. Flavor is malt, fruits, apple? Light body and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Very drinkable. Light fruitiness balanced by a dull bitterness make this one a pleasant experience. A bit light on the malt, but otherwise a fine drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joergen (24434) - 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.

   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.

   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, canít stop. mmmm.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorqui (2154) - 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.

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