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

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 1161   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44976) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle. Clear copper color with a off-white head. Aroma is weak, but fruity and malty with some hops. Fruity, citrus like flavor with malt and some caramel. Thin body but its hop-dominated, lightly dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
A really nice bitter, suprisingly, since its not all that popular. Decent amount for a decent price, deffinately worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 568mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours dark amber, with a good head. Malty, (just a touch sweet), with a solid blast of hops. Carbonation is on the low side of what I like. Really a great beer. Stands on its own, or excellent with food. Try it. Youll like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Malts, caramel, nice hop texture, and some tart apples linger throughout the aroma. Appearance is a copper clear pour with a minimal off white head that lingers for quite a while. Taste is caramelized malts, a dry grainy texture, bitter, a pine note, and crab apples. Palate is dry, bitter, lightly carbonated and short. Overall, Its a decent ESB maybe on the high end of the ESB latter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (3481) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2006
Dark amber color with an off-white head. Malt with hints of fruit. Medium body with a nice bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2006
Can. copper colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, hop. Flavour is fruit, hop, apple, caramel

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
Poured a thick amber red/brown colour with a decent size creamy head. Butterscotch like taste. Malty with a fairly hoppy finish. Very good ESB overall. I would love to have this again.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
not that impressed. very malty. hints of carmel with a thin, almost tin-like tasting finish. average head. rich amber body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle - Pours copper with short tan creamy head that stays well and laces a little on the way down the glass. Aromas of raisins, over caramel malts. Flavor is good caramel malts, some toffee notes as well with a short bitter citrus finish. Smooth and easy drinking palate with medium body and a crisp finish. Pretty fair beer all in all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2015 Clear brown with ruby hue and bubbly beige head. Strong malt presence in the nose with peppery notes of fresh baked bread, floral hops and roasted chestnuts. Bitter flavour, well balanced with heavy malt sweetness leads to lasting, enjoyable bitter aftertaste.


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