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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kegoguinness (45) - Dodge City, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Cool label! Oh, and the beer----its nothing to airmail back home about. This is nicely hopped and, true to the labels proclamations, is fairly dry. This is a nice, sit-and-read Maxim and sip on a beer kinda brew. There is nothing distinctive about this beer--like trying to describe that one Emperor penguin that goosed you out of the thousand huddled against the antarctic cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2007
Can, IBS, Perth Loveley fresh grassy/leafy aromas, crsip bitter edge to a nice round caramelised malt background, with a hint of vegetative spiciness. A welcome surprise

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle. Very pretty dark amber body with a thick foamy head. Nose-dusty, musty, stale hops. Taste-semi-sweet, cherry, medium CO2, light alcohol, cloying, lots of fruity esters. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freekyp (2041) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Part of an English Bitter tasting in Ocean NJ on 10/06/2007. Nice looking beer pouring a clear dark amber with a finger and half of sticky head. Aroma is buttery with nutty woody tones. Nice toffee malt character with a stinging earthy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MagooinPA (101) - Rotonda Lakes, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2007
pours nice dark amber with a fluffy head that disappears fast but laces nice the whole way down. Nice nose of UK hops and crystal malt. Smooth and quite malty with hops all around, beginning to end.Nice bitter but not as good as Fullers. A "Well" balanced beer that Id buy again (If Vadallia didnt have Fullers).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Pours a nice amber color with a short white head that sticks to the side as the beer is drunk. Aroma of yeast and fruit. Nice, fruity taste that finishes well. Overall, a great beer. When I was in England I saw it on tap... wish I had tried it. 1 pint, 3.25 oz. bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4872) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Appearance: Pours a clear, reddish-amber body with a finely bubbled, ivory-colored head. Smell: Perfumy aroma of caramel, citrus, bittering herbs, and yeast. Taste: Subtle malt flavor of caramel with a pinch of chocolate. Vaguely fruity. Lightly sweet. Bitter herbaceousness. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Drinkability: Fair enough. A decent, if not standard English bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3950) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2007
50cl bottle. Slightly hazy amber color with a white head. Aroma was slightly earthy/dusty. Slightly above average but weak bitterness. nice short finish though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Tap at The Diamond: Pours a deep amber with a brown hue and a thin tan head. The aroma lacks hop, making it mainly chocolaty and lightly nutty. Mild carbonation on the palate. The flavor has a hint of nuttiness & some light toasty crystal malt. Not enough bitterness, especially for the style. Simple, session-able.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5707) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Bottle. Toast malt balanced with deep-lain red fruit and bready fruitcake. Lesser notes of plum and yeast. Deep mahogany/chestnut body with a beautiful, soapy, lacing rocky tanned head. Dry, lightly bitter, lightly fruity taste, with the fruit lingering a little more than the other notes in the brief aftertaste. Pale Malt and the Goldings are the key players here. Slightly dusty medium body. Carbonation is a tad artificial. Faintly earthy. Pretty standard bitter.

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