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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1054   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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."


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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mintzmeet (288) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Can. Dark amber coloring. Quickly receding head. Smells like turf. Strong taste might be sprouted barley. Dad called it horse urine. But more like sod...tastes british. Super malty. 5.2 alc


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blade86 (717) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 2, 2015
dark amber, clear, medium falling to minimal off-white foam, nice lacing; caramel, some fruitsmedium bitterness, lightly sweet and sour; medium body, little bit metallic feel, average+ carbonation, long bitter and dry finish; Overall: highly drinkable and well-made

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (534) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2015
How: Can Appearance; clear light brown-redish color, medium to large off-white head, Aroma: caramel, nuts, orange peel, blossoms, a hint of spice. Palate: light body, soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (619) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 22, 2015
500ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours red/brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of malt and toffee. Some body to this with a sweet finish followed by some bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nazbion (34) - Tübingen, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
Pours clear brownish-red with beige frothy and long-lasting head. Toasted malts and bread aroma. Strong malty taste, kind of sweet. Light bitter aftertaste. Good drinkability, nice beer!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Percy0103 (234) - MEXICO - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. A clear mahogany beer with a medium size foamy head. Aroma is of wood, malt, spices and a little bit of alcohol. Taste is very mild; there not much going on. Light bodied with flat carbonation and almost no astringency. Feels very watery and aftertaste is barely there. I don’t hate it, but after an hour or so I don’t think I will remember this beer at all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (539) - BELARUS - FEB 13, 2015
Perfect appearance. Copper colour, thick creamy head. Aroma of caramel & toffee. Medium body. Bittersweet taste. Well balanced. Moderate bitterness. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2363) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
.Sweet toffee candy above slightly metallic aroma...Dry leaves hide under resting resinous hops which gently peer through the syrupy caramalt...Blades of grass sometimes rise through a couple drops of marzipan liqueur...Its nutty, syrupy backbone could get a bit irritating if taken as a session beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (204) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2015
On Tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 07/02/2015. Color ambar, Aroma malta con algo de lupulo,sabor a caramelo

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bakulator (31) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2015
I was little bit dissapointed because of high awating. Pale malt strong ale...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bleki (88) - Gliwice, POLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Pours clear, dark amber, with hard forming head, reduced to a ring. In aroma malts, nuts, bread, raisins. In taste light to medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body, thin texture, below average carbonation, short bitter finish.


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