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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1071   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."


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (572) - 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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (281) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2015
Pours dark amber. Scarce greenish head. Aroma is high: Seville orange, nuts, pie, iodine. Creamy, very well balanced between a certain sweetness, fresh acidity, refrained bitterness, metallic mouth and a hint of saltiness in the finish. Very good ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artiredbirds (20) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 24, 2015
Пробова& давно, но отнести сюда хочу, посколь& был доволен, что данный продукт можно найти на российс& полках.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sandog_au (31) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a clean dark brown copper with a moderate creamy off white head. Aroma is of toasted bread with a slight caramel malt and spice. Pleasant smooth caramel malt up front into a raisin finish and a hint of coffee lasting on the palate.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
SangreSani (165) - Głowienka, POLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Copper colored beer with low head. Hints of flowers and dark malts but mainly paper and dry grass. Medium bitterness. Some sourness is present. Very frothy texture. The label says it’s fruity. It’s not.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
luisfelizola (113) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 15, 2015
Marrom avermelhado. Espuma de baixa persistência. Aroma de caramelo, leve tostado. Carbonatada e com boa acidez. Ataque doce e leve herbal. Amargor na medida. Final seco.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8471) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Pour on tap, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of toast, caramel, some butter, hints of dark fruit into a bit of grass, slight yeasty note. Taste was a mix of earth, grass, bread into a bit of toast, butter, some slight fruity notes, hints of grain and husk, finishing bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (244) - SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Pint bottle. Dark copper colour with a lasting white head. Malty caramel aroma, taste is caramel with some dried fruit

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leosanches (40) - - APR 25, 2015
Cerveja acobreada, translúcida e de aparência convidativa. Espuma presente e marrom. O aroma traz toques rústicos e é levemente frutado. O sabor é clássico das Porters, com amargor destacado, drinkability mediana devido à forte presença do álcool e aftertaste seco e amargo. O toque frutado do aroma não se evidencia tanto no sabor em decorrência do amargor pronunciado, o que compromete um pouco o equilíbrio da cerveja. O pálato é agradável, faltando pouco para alcançar a envolvência perfeita. Uma boa Porter, porém pouco complexa e muito seca.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeandroBibi (30) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 22, 2015
Marrom avermelhado lindíssimo. Aroma intenso de caramelo e algum herbal vindo do lúpulo. No sabor, malte e lúpulo equilibram muito bem deixando um retrogosto levemente adocicado. Muito boa!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1252) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at the Priory Centre, St Neots. Dark copper/light brown. A fair bit of forced off-white head. Bready scent with very slight hints of stone fruits. Bittersweet taste, with caramel malt to the fore. Finish has a mire pronounced bitterness. Similar to the cask version but stripped of the subtleties.


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