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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1082   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."

fsquirrel29's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fsquirrel29 (80) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puren (231) - POLAND - JUL 3, 2015
Prezentacja: ciemny bursztyn, klarowne, piana średnia, opada do kożucha, koronka słaba ;
Aromat: słodki, karmel, ciasto ;
Odczucie: dosyć treściwe, nisko nasycone, gładkie ;
Smak: słodki karmel, ciasto, goryczka przypalonego karmelu ;
Ogólnie: jednowymiarowe .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oliv (1) - FRANCE - JUN 30, 2015 does not count
Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........... J’adooooooooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrr !!!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (256) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 21, 2015
Tradicionalíssima Bitter inglesa apresentou coloração acobreada,espuma com média formação e duração;aroma frutado e maltado com notas herbáceas e condimentadas aparecendo ao fundo;sabor picante predomina,notas tostadas e um adocicado toffee dão o contraponto,bom corpo,final seco ligeiramente amargo,boa drinkability. Ótima inglesa,equilibrada,gostosa,refrescante,recomendo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (1669) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2015
@ Röhällavägen 150617. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty, fruity and caramely with dried fruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and fruity with caramely notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
futre7 (174) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JUN 10, 2015
Dark, rich colour but you can still see through the body. Head is consistent and is a slight off white. Nose is malt and bread and dry fruit. Great English bitter. I can sense typical British hops, as well as dark fruit and dark malt and even choc and nut....leading to that smooth, dry yet tasty mouthfeel with a tinge of carbonation. The whole thing smacks of sessions down an English pub. It is a better cask ale ( smoother ) than a bottled ale....but still tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1162) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Ambar, con un dedo de espuma. Aroma dulce, malteado y algo floral. Sabor a malta tostada y caramelo. Bajo gas, cuerpo medio y final limpio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (619) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2015
DATE TASTED: June 7, 2015... GLASSWARE: Victory nonick... OCCASION: Cavs/Warriors Game Two--down to a true supporting cast without Kyrie... APPEARANCE: dark cedar body that is translucent nonetheless; head is off-white, half-fingered, and strong, with a creamy consistency... AROMA: nice, soft, spicy notes early; malts are bitter, hearty, and woody; hops are subtle and floral... PALATE: dry and vinous, with a thin overall presence--easy drinking... TASTE: an English bitter in its profile--businesslike, malty, and understatedly active; cherry, pear and some other fruity elements surprise the tastebuds... OVERALL: this beer is an enjoyable beer while watching a game and talking to the TV--great balance, subtle textures, and little fanfare...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YantarCoast (455) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 6, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is nuts, orange, caramel. Taste is caramel and dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (893) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
500ml can. 5.2%. Pours a clear, rich garnet/caramel with a one finger, off white head. Aroma has creamy notes of caramel, slight dark fruits, fruity English yeast esters, and faint, earthy/spicy/slightly floral hops. Really nice. Taste is balanced. Starts with toasted bread, caramel, a touch of dark fruits, then traditional hops, and a slightly bitter ending. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bone dry finish. Overall a great beer. Classic flavours of caramel, bread, dark fruits, wrapped in am easy drinking package. Would get again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1809) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle from local supermarket. Copper colour with a thick white head, aroma is fruity caramel. Taste is a touch sweet.

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