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

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RATINGS: 1012   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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."


Malty_MacHops' rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Malty with earthy hops notes. Brown with a small beige head. Sweet in the front with a bitter close. Medium bodied with a bitter finish.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luser2000 (41) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 22, 2014
Klasszik inglis bír, kellemes íz és szép szín jellemzi. Jól oltja a szomjat. Ajánlom. Xxxxc

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evigil (4) - MEXICO - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Nice bitter, with a light body, beautiful color and good taste. A little light for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1100) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
Orangebrun klar med hřyt beige skum som legger seg fort. Malt, karamell og noe humlelukt. Karamell, brunt sukker, malt mye sřte smaker her altsĺ. Beskjeden bitterhet i avslutningen. Lite kullsyre

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (802) - HONG KONG - AUG 10, 2014


500 ml bottle bought at Wellcome Superstore in Sheung Shui.

Clear copper brown colour; One finger head and off-white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Slightly fragrant aroma of dark malt, with caramel, toffee, plums and dark fruits, sugar, Coffee-Mate powder, very light musty and faint grass; Mid to light sweet taste of dark ale malt, with moderate roastyness, light tartness, potent caramel, thick molasses, earth, Cola, strong toast, bread, light yeast, strong lime, moderate bitter hops and sharp grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is dark malt with pretty good roastyness. Very strong caramel and toasty background with thick and pleasant molasses sweetness not very common for this style. Very earthy and limey hoppiness. Not too bready. Good!... Hoppiness is very light grass in nose. Earth, strong lime and light sharp grass in taste. Moderate bitterness matches well with molasses for a light and abrupt bitter-sweet finish; Fairly dry after taste. Easy and limey to mouth.

Comments: As an ESB, this one features a bit more in every way - unassuming but fruity drak malt aroma, nice toasty dark malt taste with thick molasses, earthy and limey hops. I want something more from this empty style and I’ve got it, nicely. Strongly recommended!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (752) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Pours clear amber with a medium off white head. Caramel, hops and bread in aroma. The flavour is malty and bitter.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MichaelAwesome (3920) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Had high hopes which were really crushed within a few seconds. Dull one with no real aromas beside a bit of malt. Maybe chocolate in the back. Tastes like a piece of wood with a bit of alcohol. Cannot imagine this bottle was infected therefore I would say this one is just drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (3923) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep amber-brown colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of nuts, malt and caramel. Taste of light malt, hops, barley, nuts, caramel and straw. Finishes mild and flat. Drinkable but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1629) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Draft at Edmunds Oast. Chestnut color pour with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of toffee, toasted bread, earthy hops with some underlying plum and figs. Flavor is similar with a smooth moderately carbonated body. Smooth and a easy drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
christhoel (48) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
dark amber, clear, off white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, . a nice drinkable beer didn’t fancy it at start not keen on dark ales to be fair but this 1 was ok i quite enjoyed it!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krigla (35) - SLOVENIA - JUL 15, 2014
Dark amber colour with creamy head. Bitter sweet taste with nice bitter aftertaste. Great bottle and label justasking to be bought.


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