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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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."

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
A2kenCdaisyC (50) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
a very well balanced English ale....a roasty malt greeting with a perfectly carbonated medium palate. Brit hops then enter the scene, just the right bite and dark bottom with crisp lingering medium bitter finish. A fine example of a copper ESB/Bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a Pint glass. A: Pours a dark amber copper clear color forming a big bubbled and very creamy beige head. Excellent retention and lots of lacings left S: Sweet toffee, caramel malts and strong notes of flowery British style hops. In overall, it’s a very "British" Ale T: Slightly sweet upfront. Mainly composed by toffee, caramel malts and bready yeasts. Strong notes of citrus hoppy bitterness in the end M: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. A little bit molasses. Toffee and mild citrus hoppy bittersweet aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Extremely British. Great session beer [ BA Review @ 10/19/2012 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
CLASSIC! Within the mass produced bitter ale segment, that is. Sharp sour hop bitterness in the taste, hints of fennel and lemon in the aroma. Beautifully dark green (probably not green in reality - I am a daltonist). I wish this was readily available in Germany

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (241) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Rather pleasant mild bitter with lightly fruity notes, a sturdily malty mid-section and a dry, tart, bitter finish. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LetsGoState (597) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Appearance clear amber with medium head. Aroma has some malts. Taste is malts made milder by a small amount of bitterness. Overall not bad, but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2008) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
From a bottle in Aviolene, Scotland. Just average. Dark amber color with a fading head. Bitter flavors that makes it a standard bitter. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (854) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 8, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL. Look: clear ruby red, smallish tan head. Aroma: quite strong caramel, dried fruit, fruit marmalade, some earthy hops. Taste: rich caramel body, moderate spicy-earthy hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozarkspops (366) - - SEP 3, 2014
Copper clear pour. Light off white head and dissipates quickly. Toasty malt. Bready yeast aroma. Mild earthy hop aroma. Bready, toasty flavor. Mild earthy hop spiciness. Mild yeast aroma as well. Dry medium bitter finish with some residual malt flavor. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (427) - HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2014
Pörkölt alaphangú, könnyed malátás, kissé karamellás, mogyorós színezetű, óvatosan komlózott ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luser2000 (46) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 22, 2014
Klasszik inglis bír, kellemes íz és szép szín jellemzi. Jól oltja a szomjat. Ajánlom. Xxxxc

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