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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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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rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Did not expect much but was pleasently suprised. The beer has a great taste and a nice dark orange hue. Nice fruity smell but a nice bitter taste that is refreshing.

Stefano (2034) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2007
Poured a clear dark ruby color with a thin short lived head. The aroma is of toasted sweet bread, herbs, and root vegtables. Very little flavor; hints of roasted malt. A bit watery and a bit bitter on the finish. Quite boring beer.

iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2007
a little more metallic than its cask cousin. Still good, a little too fizzy as well. A nice full dark golden colour with a little bit of off white head. Has a similar taste and mouth feel to pedigree.

frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours a clear mahogany with a short, tan head. Strong caramel aroma with light aclohol, light vinegar and dusty grains. Soft metallics in the mouth with an astringent twinge... a little fluffy yet a bit heavy as well (read: "interesting palate"). Malty flavor gets whisked away by a dry, alcoholic finish. A little raw, yet mainly just sweet and smooth ending with a tea-like bitterness.

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thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2007
Can. Hazy orangey brown with a huge offwhite head. Potent, grassy hop aroma. Grass hits the tongue to be followed by moderate toffee, still ending quite dry. Light-bodied. Thirst-quencher for the advanced.

Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 A well made British toffee and as the commercial description states a dry personality. Page 114 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 431 out of 500 Classic Brews to go. Had this on hand pump in England recently and lowered my rating.

bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2007
On tap at The Tap House. Pours a clear mahogany with an off-white head that leaves tons of lace. Light, and lightly spicy aroma. Medium body with light carbonation. Vanilla and toffee taste with a dash of fruit. Clean finish.

goozen (4145) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle. A heavy English bitter thats amber coloured,fruity aroma and a good bitter finish.

kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2007
(bottle) Nice deep amber with generous light tan head. Aroma is malt, almond. Flavor is biscuit malt with some grassy hops. A bit musty in the finish - not sure if it’s intentional, but it took away from the overall flavor.

faroeviking (11217) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle. Deep amber almost red colour with a small short lasting frothy white head. Fruity aroma with some malt. Flavour of malt, good fruitiness, bit sweet, some spices. Nice bitter finish.

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