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

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RATINGS: 970   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."


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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mintzmeet (134) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Thick creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Very subtle bitterness. Easy drinking.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (5300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, nussig. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig. Karamell, fruchtig, nussig.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (1958) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours clear amber with minimal white head. Aroma is typical English yeast worth a hint of caramel malt and biscuit. Taste follows, pretty normal English ESB with that well water you know.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cocktus (8) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2014 does not count
50 cl bottle, Finland. Dark red colour with longlasting foamy head. Aroma is weak but there’s a little bit of hops and malts. Light body with quite dry finish. Bitter taste as you could imagine from a bitter style beer. Decent but not very enjoyable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weark (208) - SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2014
Brown color with a small beige head - aroma of caramel, malt, hops but hard to describe with hints of roasted malt - flavor of caramel, and hops - light body, medium carbonation, medium bitterness, dry caramel with hints roasted malt finish - simple but good English ale

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - APR 8, 2014
Keg amber malty light biscuit hint of buttery medium dryness smooth medium bitterness short final

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LasseVPedersen (166) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
Can, 50cl. ABV 4,3 %. Pours ruby red, copper and amber with one small finger worth of creamy beige head. Sweet malty, roasted and caramel head. Semi bitter hoppy flavour. Supported by caramel and malty sweetness. Medium dry finish. Smooth mouth-feel the dry character in consideration. Light medium bodied. That was quite ok.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (450) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Super English Bitter ! Légère, minérale, houblons discrets mais présents. Bien équilibrée, finale sèche. Un top dans sa catégorie !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (230) - SLOVENIA - MAR 30, 2014
Poured with a nice coppery color and an average just slightly tan head. The aroma is sweet, roasted malts, some caramel and slighty spicy. The taste starts with a medium hoppy bitterness, which is then joined by some roasted feel and caramel. Finishes with a medium bitterness (slight spices also). Bittery, but then again not too bittery. OK, I guess.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dzhigga (54) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Tea-like color with medium fast-disappearing head. Aroma of caramel, wine and fruit. Medium bitter-sweet taste with nice bitter aftertaste. Watery texture. Stabiliser(!) in ingridients seems to be unnecessary. Sugar used properly. It plays its role in the background.


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