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

bottled
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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."


tampierre's rating

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tampierre (683) - Pilsen, - MAR 24, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,caramel,fruit and citrus aroma ; Copper color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and bitter taste ; Dry finish ; Medium body ; Pretty good.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
seymour (1323) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2014
Poured from a 1 pint .9 oz sculpted brown bottle into a nonic glass. Strong hiss at opening, poured down the edge as slowly as possible, but still had to stop half-way through for all the crazy meringue-like foam. It was a crystal-clear reddish copper colour. Strong syrupy cola-like essence, weak aroma but a little Fuggley bitterness appeared as it warmed, nondescript grainbill, obvious use of sugar syrup, no ale yeast character at all. Medium body, bland with an unpleasant sticky mouthfeel. Zero complexity. An historic brand, I know, but no longer a great beer. Frankly, a real let-down.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (417) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 21, 2014
Clear copper brown, minimal brown head. Sweetish malts (caramel-like), light yellow fruit aroma, some metallic. Light sweet with bitter ending fading into a light bitter aftertaste. Lightly roasted malts (licorice, coffee) with some coffee in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (623) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
Aroma - caramel and bread malt nose Appearance - very dark amber; clean and clear; head is off-white and sets up about 1 3/4"; nice lacing Taste - nice caramel and toasty malt quality, with a slightly spiced hop Palate - body is medium; texture slightly creamy and coating; carbonation is average; finish has a nice staying bitter Overall

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (4689) - 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 (5705) - 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 (2004) - 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 (10) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
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 (222) - 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 (4899) - 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 (175) - 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.


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