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

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RATINGS: 1032   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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."


5lickv1c's rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5lickv1c (113) - - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 Bottle. Pretty regular but a decent bitter. A bit too warm when I had it as well.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valdeir (12) - - DEC 25, 2014
English Premium Bitter clássica, linda cor âmbar com espuma relativamente persistente aroma levemente marcante. Ideal para comer com carne de caça ou aves silvestres.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
sigwalt (1) - BRAZIL - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Fantastic ESB, good caramel flavor and fruited taste. Aroma...where is? Just bitter hops. Awsome drinkability

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - DEC 9, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 22 Feb 2012 -- I believe the description of this beer is a little over-zealous. Tasted like a dry stout.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCaptMatey (112) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Poured a dark amber colour with a thin white head that left little lacing. Aroma is of light fruity and herbal spice malts. Flavor is of caramel, peppercorns, and malt,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angelkostvo (693) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 13, 2014
Ruby colour, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, slightly fruity, biscuit. Taste is light sweet, a bit sour and slightly bitter. Light body, slick texture, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3224) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Pours a clear ruby color with a medium off white head. Aroma has light fruity malts...almost a hint of cherry. Flavor follows suit and adds a layer of caramel and earthiness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a slightly dry earthy/fruity finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jpkeskinen (273) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Drank as a draught. Smooth and easy to drink. The taste could be a bit stronger. Beautiful head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1145) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 29, 2014
Couleur ambrée sombre, mousse qui disparait. Nez caramel, sucre candy notes fruits noirs. Gout bien malté et caramel, notes fruitées. Bien balancée et ronde en bouche. Une premium bitter comme j’aime!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrGrigg182 (30) - Tambov, RUSSIA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle 0,5 Красив смотрит& в бокале. Неплохо& на вкус.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (968) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014 500ml bottle served in a Pint glass.A: Pours a dark amber copper color. Clear. Forms a big bubbled and very creamy beige head. Excellent retention and lots of lacings left. S: Sweet toffee, caramel malts and strong notes of flowery British style hops. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Mainly composed by toffee, caramel malts and bready yeasts. Strong notes of citrus hoppy bitterness in the end. M: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. A little bit molasses. Toffee and mild citrus hoppy bittersweet aftertaste. O: Good drinkability. Great session beer. Strong British character. [ BA Review @ 10/19/2012 ]


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