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Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston’s)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 1176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Previously 4.7% then 5.2%, now back to 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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
A deep copper body, very little carbonation, no lace left on my glass. Aroma a little sour, and malty. Flavor was simiar to aroma, with a very slight fruit and tobacco presence. Overall it was o.k. but i dont see buying it again.Originally rated on 10/6/2008.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PintjeFritz (313) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2016
Nice bottle but no detail information about the hops, malts and drinktemperature. Clear brown beer with a cappuccino head, roasty, caramel, light body, texture is thin, herbs, bitter, for me not, (I have 0.5l bottle with best-before 14/06/17 and batch L6166A 10:00)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Demens (415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 21, 2016
0,5l bottle. Clear deep copper colour with medium lasting short off-white head. Aroma: Caramel with a bit cheese yeasty caracter and boozey notes. Taste: Sweet malty start with a pleasent bitter mouthfeel. Quite drinkable and has a creamy texture. Light/medium body with average carbonation. Medium lasting pleasent bitter finish. Good and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexmate (167) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Has a dirty amber appearance with a thin head. Not much going on aroma wise. Some caramel and malts. The taste is of toffee, roasted malts, and a light white pepper finish. Fairly sweet with low bitterness. This is a good session ale. Price Paid: Free bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GregNC (118) - - AUG 18, 2016
Bottled 50cl. Color : hazy amber ale with thin white head. Nose : roasted malt, dry fruits. Aromas : coffee, toffee, roasted malt. Low carbonation, low bitterness, texture is sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Teran (323) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 17, 2016
Copper colour, thin beige soapy top, watery. Average quality of an English beer. Average carbonation, medium in everything.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zotya (54) - HUNGARY - AUG 16, 2016
5.2%. Dark cooper body, medium head. Aroma of fruity caramell and malts. Taste is malt and caramell with dry hoppy bitterness. Very drinkable, nice beer.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle - Clear reddish colour, medium and quickly melting off-white head. Fruity aromas with some breadcrust, herbal hops and caramel. Taste is well balanced bittersweet with some caramel, dried fruits, herbal hops. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, a bit watery mouthfeel, dry finish. Easy drinkable ale with decent fruitiness. Well balanced, but not a big one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (529) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Pours a dark clear copper colour with a nice 2 finger head. Left good lacing on the glass. Tastes of carmel, fruit, bitter and bread. Not bad, but not a stand out. My Canadian Can was 5.2%. Weird. I liked it but not enough to chase it down. Well’s makes better.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (1362) - Pula, CROATIA, - JUL 26, 2016
Clear ruby color, thin tan head with low retention. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, candy, figs. Taste of caramel, dried fruits, some hoppiness. Dry in finish, disappointingly watery, average to high carbonation. Not bad at all.


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