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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1168   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Malty with earthy hops notes. Brown with a small beige head. Sweet in the front with a bitter close. Medium bodied with a bitter finish.

foodgazer (37) - MALAYSIA - NOV 3, 2017
Surprisingly light (and arguably even refreshing) despite its creamy mouthfeel, it then takes a quick final detour and ends with an incredible toffee-like finish. In many ways, it feels like the inverse of a regular stout. Peer closely enough and it’s a light amber instead of the brownish black it first appears to be. It starts with a brash hit of malt and closes with a thick, rich sweetness. The mouthfeel is creamy without being a throaty-thickness. At times, it feels like every bit of the experience was engineered to subvert the notion of a typical stout. One of the best picks from The Great Beer Bar.

Piepenhenrich (1226) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

BarrelReports4 (1) - Crewe, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017 does not count
Probably the most sour horrible apology for beer that I have attempted to drink since draught beer desert of the 1970's.

rumore (757) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 29, 2017
50cl bottle at La Tabernilla, Oviedo, Spain. Pours dark intense brown with fine white foam. Aroma is malty, cherries under spirit to some extent. Body is light, with very light carbonation. Taste is subtle bitter. Finish is relatively long with some bitterness.

Davros IX (485) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2017
Bottle at home while watching the Singapore Grand Prix. It poured well and although there wasn't much aroma it looked good in the tankard. The taste was that of a good bitter. There was biscuit malt, bitter hops and a nice mouthfeel. It's a classy bitter and it was a pleasure to drink.

Bijl (805) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2017
Ambergeel, crèmekleurige foamy schuimkraag, iets wazig , weinig koolzuur. Aroma: Karamel, bloemig, moutig/brood/biscuit. Smaak: Moutig en iets zoet, karamel/toffee, iets fruit, spicy hops en een redelijke bitter. Klassieke UK bitter. Medium body, zacht mondgevoel, afdronk is moutig en redelijk bitter met een fruitig zoetje.

kaserov (979) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2017
Color cobre, rojizo si le da la luz, turbio, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de tres dedos de grosor. Carbonatación media. Textura oleosa y algo chispeante. Caramelo, hierba húmeda, frutos secos y lúpulo floral en nariz, también malta tostada. En boca bastante malta caramelizada, grano, toques herbales y lúpulo floral. Final ligeramente amargo y seco. El postgusto es bastante interesante y dura largo rato: algo de resina y frutos secos, así como reminiscencias de café. Bitter más que decente.

OminouSC2 (895) - Mora, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2017
Copper colored, small beige head. Aromas of bread, malt and dark fruits. Medium bitter taste with bread, fruit, caramel and slight hops. Bitter finish.

kraddel (8864) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2017
Blind tasting with Dr Beer. I really seem to start to like English bitters. Not as bitter as expected, but that seems to be the rule for ESB’s to me. i enjoyed it.

sjorsvdg (585) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2017
Prima Engels bier, mooi bitter van hop en fruitig. Tevens wat bloesem en graan. Lekker voor tussendoor.

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