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

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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
a very well balanced English ale....a roasty malt greeting with a perfectly carbonated medium palate. Brit hops then enter the scene, just the right bite and dark bottom with crisp lingering medium bitter finish. A fine example of a copper ESB/Bitter


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MasDen (163) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - NOV 15, 2016
Aroma: faint aroma of malt, hops. Appearance: copper, clear with small thick head. Taste: malt and hops bitterness, burnt malt, a bit biscuit. Palate: middle body, middle carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
meldorf75 (48) - - OCT 9, 2016
Mocny bursztynowy kolor. Piana wysoka drobmopechezykowa dlugo opadajaca. Slodowy aromat to samolotem w smaku. Poza tym wysoka goryczka .Takiego sobie piwo szalu nie ma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elosop (331) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2016 Mahognybrun med tunt beige skumkrona. Doftar frukt och malt, lite plommon/torkad frukt. Smaken fyllig med lite beska och maltstma. Eftersmaken hyggligt lng och angenmt humlig. Tmligen kolsyrad fr en klassisk bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaKeAFC (1002) - ITALY - SEP 18, 2016
Red color, clear, big offwhite head. Aroma is soft roasted malths, mild fruity, light caramel and toffee, with english bittering hops a little metallic. Taste is a bit tart, medium bitterness even if a sugary edge remains. Finish is quite aromatic and mild bitter. Texture is somehow dusty, light body, sharp dry finish. Easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (923) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2016
500ml can. (5.2% ABV) Pours a clear copper with a medium, long lasting, beige head that laces. Weak aroma of caramel malt, bread and light fruit. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, bread and dried fruit with a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerRenter76 (842) - 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 (213) - Baden-Wrttemberg, 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 (289) - 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 (90) - 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 (111) - - 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.


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