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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1005   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."

imaragingbull's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear, bright deep amber ruby with supporting soapy off white head and decent lace. Light hop aromas atop of a grainy light toffee malt character. Medium body, medium carbonation - malt forward body, clean yeast profile a touch minerally - a nice burnt toffee grain charcter throughout with the bitterness lingering through at the finish with a nice balance of nutty malt and spritzy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1589) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Draft at Edmunds Oast. Chestnut color pour with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of toffee, toasted bread, earthy hops with some underlying plum and figs. Flavor is similar with a smooth moderately carbonated body. Smooth and a easy drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
christhoel (21) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
dark amber, clear, off white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, . a nice drinkable beer didn’t fancy it at start not keen on dark ales to be fair but this 1 was ok i quite enjoyed it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krigla (15) - SLOVENIA - JUL 15, 2014
Dark amber colour with creamy head. Bitter sweet taste with nice bitter aftertaste. Great bottle and label justasking to be bought.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredxyz (10) - BRAZIL - JUL 14, 2014
Amarga, muito lúpulo quase uma ipa. Cor forte escura avermelhada. Espuma bonita mas pouco persistente. Sabor persistente. Notas de torrefação e cravo. Boa pra quando quer uma cerveja de sabor forte!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (2396) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
Schöne rot-braune Farbe, angenehm malzig-süßlicher Geruch. Der Antrunk ist angenehm trocken-malzig, schön vollmundig, dabei leicht säuerlich. Der Hauptteil ist vollmundig, angenehm süßlich-malzig und ganz leicht herb. Zum Nachgeschmack wird das Bier schön mild, ganz leicht herb, aber sehr angenehm. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine angenehm-mild-malzige und angenehm leicht herbe Note!
→ Sehr leckeres Bitter! 12+12+11+12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (123) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
If you’re going to pick up a standard English bitter from a standard English supermarket, make it this one. I’ve always liked this - a great balance of plummy fruits and toffee. Lovely reddy brown colour, small white head, good lacing. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maarten1993 (274) - - JUN 28, 2014
Drank with Rik in Malden 28-6-2014. Dark blond color. Very watery taste. Only very slight hints of coffee and roast. Very thin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Some pine and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Ruby coloured with a good inch of white foam. Not a very strong aroma on this one. Some caramel and earthy hops come through, but are not dry upfront. The flavour has a sweetness to it and the hopping doesn’t really come through until right before the after taste. The hop flavours are a little floral mixed with earthiness. The aftertaste is on the bitter side that sits right at the back of the tongue for a few minutes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (242) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a rich dark amber, with a pillowy white head. Aroma includes notes of fruits, hops, and malts. Tasting notes includes lots of ripe fruits, rich malty notes, and a slight bitter finish. This is a fantastic bitter!

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