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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1085   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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."

hfmejias' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1026) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2013
1 Pt. 0.9 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a very small head and not a whole lot of lacing. Aroma of fruits and raisins combined malts and brown sugar notes. Taste is consistent earthy flavors with a nice bitterness to it; is perhaps a bit watery but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (777) - HUNGARY - JUL 26, 2015
0.5l bottle. Clear deep copper body, thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, reisins, floral hops and some cherries. Taste of caramel, cherries, toast and a nice amount of floral hops. Medium body, silky texture and medium carbonation. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7025) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle at home from notes. Pours a clear deep amber color with a bubbly ring. Small head develops with agitation, but is quickly gone. The aroma is toasted malts, caramel, mild fruits, pithy with a small floral character. The flavor is more toasted bready malts, caramel, pithy, some fruits, dry, mild herbal bitterness to the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michalmachpl (197) - Rudnik nad Sanem / Rzeszów, POLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle 500ml, the term of validity to: 16.07.2015, Cena/Price: 9,49 zł - Carrefour Polska - trochę wysoka cena - ale postanowiłem spróbować, Kolor/Color: herbaciany ciemny, klarowne, przeźroczyste, Piana/Foam: jasny beż, dość obfita i gęsta, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, całkiem trwała, opada do 0,5mm kożuszka i w takiej postaci pozostaje do końca, pozostawia fajny ślad po każdym kolejnym łyku, Zapach/Aroma: słodki, słodowy, karmelowy, kwiatowy, może troszkę kwaskowości, Smak/Taste: potwierdzenie z zapachu w smaku jest słodko - karmelowo, jest słód i kwiaty, trochę kwasku na końcu, goryczka niska - nie zalega, spodziewałem się jednak większej intensywności, ale i tak jest Ok mi smakowało, choć jak czytam niektóre opinie to ponoć nic nadzwyczajnego, no cóż mi smakuje - możę nei jakoś mega bardzo ale w gorący wieczór lekko schłodzone weszło bardzo fajnie, Wysycenie/Carbonation: średnie - mi odpowiada, Opakowanie/Package: jest okej, ale to nie moja estetyka, kapsel firmowy,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puren (250) - 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 (355) - 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 (1712) - 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 (176) - 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 (1234) - 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 (631) - 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...

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