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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1053   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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."

Keeper's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, - MAR 3, 2013
Dark and creamy. Heavy, slightly malts. Nice bittering touch. Smooth mouthfee. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (520) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2015
How: Can Appearance; clear light brown-redish color, medium to large off-white head, Aroma: caramel, nuts, orange peel, blossoms, a hint of spice. Palate: light body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (603) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 22, 2015
500ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours red/brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of malt and toffee. Some body to this with a sweet finish followed by some bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nazbion (30) - Tübingen, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
Pours clear brownish-red with beige frothy and long-lasting head. Toasted malts and bread aroma. Strong malty taste, kind of sweet. Light bitter aftertaste. Good drinkability, nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Percy0103 (234) - MEXICO - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. A clear mahogany beer with a medium size foamy head. Aroma is of wood, malt, spices and a little bit of alcohol. Taste is very mild; there not much going on. Light bodied with flat carbonation and almost no astringency. Feels very watery and aftertaste is barely there. I don’t hate it, but after an hour or so I don’t think I will remember this beer at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (539) - BELARUS - FEB 13, 2015
Perfect appearance. Copper colour, thick creamy head. Aroma of caramel & toffee. Medium body. Bittersweet taste. Well balanced. Moderate bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2359) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
.Sweet toffee candy above slightly metallic aroma...Dry leaves hide under resting resinous hops which gently peer through the syrupy caramalt...Blades of grass sometimes rise through a couple drops of marzipan liqueur...Its nutty, syrupy backbone could get a bit irritating if taken as a session beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (191) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2015
On Tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 07/02/2015. Color ambar, Aroma malta con algo de lupulo,sabor a caramelo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bakulator (31) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2015
I was little bit dissapointed because of high awating. Pale malt strong ale...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bleki (88) - Gliwice, POLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Pours clear, dark amber, with hard forming head, reduced to a ring. In aroma malts, nuts, bread, raisins. In taste light to medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body, thin texture, below average carbonation, short bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rotaman14 (235) - Potsdam, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
Clear brown colour, beige head. Aroma is nuts, caramel, biscuits and grass now that it’s mentioned. Taste is a light sweetness at first, followed by a mild bitterness with a hint of spice. The finish is very alcoholic. Medium body. Quite an okay one.

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