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

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RATINGS: 973   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."


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (33332) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle. Clear copper color with a off-white head. Aroma is weak, but fruity and malty with some hops. Fruity, citrus like flavor with malt and some caramel. Thin body but it’s hop-dominated, lightly dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 15, 2008
From tap at Ørsted Ølbar. Pours golden orange/brown with a dense light yellowish head. Caramel malt, light butterish and mild spiced aroma. Flavour is light fruity mixed with caramel malt. Dry bitterness rising out of the malt and giving a dry bitter finish. Smooth flavour and mouthfeel, almost creamy.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2004
A red beer with a fine beige head. The aroma is dominated by bread combined with notes of fruit. The flavor slightly sour fruity on a background of good roasted bread. This one has a much better palate than the standard Bombardier - this is a lot better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful reddish golden - almost coppery - with a handsome, dense head. Very goodlooking. Not overly full-bodied but quite refined and complex with a good mix of malt and some surprising almost cherryish notes. Marked hoppy finish. 200101

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2005
Bottled, 5.2%. Dark copper colour, big foamy beige head. Fruity hoppy flavour with hints of malts. Fruity hoppy flavour with a bit artificial sweetness. Very sweetish bitter beer. Wellbalanced.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
Draft at DBF 2005. Clear brown colour with an off white head. Aroma of hops and malts. Watery flavour of malts and hops. Boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18969) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2007
Bottled. Clear mahogany colour, rich head. Very fruity nose with some grass and dried plums. Dry with evident crystal malt character. There’s dusty, resiny hops, plums and some salt. Desperately dry bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2006
Draught. Dark ruby colour with an off-white head. Fruity caramel aroma. Malty fruity flavor with some bitterness and some hints of caramel. Malty bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
Keg
Red-amber color. Nice cheesy malt aroma (Belgian). Somehow malty, with a strong dry caramel character. Classic but pretty strong final (again, with a lot of caramel). A malty Bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
Can. Nice head with ok duration. Color is golden/amber. Aroma and taste are rich with hops andalso has some malt. Nice bitter finish.


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