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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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."

BigHoss' rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Has a caramel/amber color with a small head. I smell caramel, malt and honey. I taste the same with a light bitterness. Nice drinking ale....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1271) - - 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 (40) - 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 (181) - 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 (773) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blackradioboy (124) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Extremely bland. There's no sign of the suggested "malty richness" "tangy hops" or "sultana fruit" on MY palate thank you very much, Mr Wells. And I'm still waiting for the "long soft spicy finish". This bottle contains only faint beer-style water. Grrr. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlassBrass440 (306) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2015
BB 16/06/16. Potential low fill can (~1/2cm from top). Pours a clear, dark rust color with long lasting white head and good lace. Aromas are very light but bring oatmeal cookies and light fruit. Moderately oxidized flavour seems to confirm a low fill. Moderate undefined fruits in the flavour and caramel sweetness. Sticky full body with bitter, off-dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
albmoro (48) - BRAZIL - SEP 21, 2015
Maravilhosa, Ale muito encorpada e com amargor bem equilibrado. Excelente drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RickFifty (759) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
Can, ABV 4.3%. Copper color, beige head. Caramel malt nose, biscuits, butter. Sweet taste, malty, caramel, fruity notes, hint of grass. Medium to light body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cristobal37 (427) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Ruby gold pour with little head. Very dry and mildly bitter ale. Has some bite to it and the dryness leaves you smackin your lips. Some cherries and a long lasting bitter streak all the way through. Not the greatest but an enjoyable English brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pijepiwo (244) - - SEP 4, 2015
Barwa cherbaciana. Piana dosc drobna. Aromat Slodki troche alkoholowy. W smaku biszkopt. Goryczka srednia cherbaciana.

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