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."

fsquirrel29's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fsquirrel29 (82) - Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2012
This is odd... the label of the beer I bought is identical to the picture, but my bottle is 5.2% alcohol instead of the 4.7% listed here. And nowhere does it call this an ESB. Anyway... I like this beer. Just the right mix of ale flavor and bitterness. Not too much and too little. An excellent English Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (254) - BRAZIL - NOV 25, 2015
5.2 ABV Cor âmbar com tons acobreados, translúcida com pouco brilho; espuma cremosa, marfim, entremeada de bolhas maiores, de baixas formação e persistência; bom lacing. Aroma de pão-doce, frutas cristalizadas, nozes, leve torrado e lúpulos terrosos. Sabor inicial de nozes e pão com final amargo terroso, seco e equilibrado com um toque de frutas cristalizadas; gole apresenta picância desde o início até o final; retrogosto persistente, maltado (pão, nozes e frutas cristalizadas) e picante com uma sensação aveludada na boca. Corpo leve e carbonatação baixa. Alta drinkability. A cerveja dá uma aula e equilíbrio e elegância.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidAust (128) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle 500ml. 5.2% Alcohol. Use by 27 Jan, 2016. Bottle different and called English Premium Bitter. Poured into a nonic pint glass. Smells like sultanas. Pours dark reddish brown (far more brown than red). Medium to heavy body. Balance of sweetness and bitterness, and heavy on the malt, not very hoppy but it is there. Can taste sultanas in a subtle way - weird huh? Good beer, had better, but this is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenOver (202) - SLOVENIA - NOV 12, 2015
Dark red, dark amber, little head, nice aroma. Very full taste and body. A perfect evening beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
szymonskc (155) - POLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Ciemnozłota barwa, z długo utrzymującą się białą pianą. Aromat delikatny, ziołowy. W smaku lekko karmelowe, z lekką goryczką.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPVMJPVM (26) - - NOV 5, 2015
Cerveja um pouco aguada, leve, de bom paladar, pouco alcoolica, sem nada especial

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaelic (62) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
Amber coloured bitter. Slightly whote head. Convenient bitters, dry taste, bread,also caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1273) - - OCT 12, 2015
Pours a copper color. Aroma and taste are some caramel and biscuit with some dryness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (106) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Ciemnobursztynowa barwa z biala gesta i dlugo utrzymujaca sie piana. Delikatne w smaku z bardzo ulotnym chmielem i lekka goryczka. Malo gazowane i raczej wodniste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grisza77 (241) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Miedziane, klarowne piwo o średniej pianie, która zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w postaci pierścienia przy brzegu szkła. Aromat przyjemny karmelowy i ziołowy. W smaku troche mniej intensywnie, ale także wyczuwalny karmel i zioła. Goryczka średnia, szlachetna, krótka, przyjemna. Ogólnie bardzo pijalne i udane angielskie piwo, wszystko jest w nim na miejscu, mi bardzo smakowało.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (825) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle, 50cL. Home. A sparkling red mahogany beer with a medium off-white head ; medium retention. Toffee roasty aroma, light herbal. Light to medium sweet, light dry, light bitter. Light to medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, malty herbal finish. Overall, a pleasant drinlkable malty sweet roasty ale ; 1-dimensional.

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