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

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RATINGS: 1162   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2013
1 Pt. 0.9 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a very small head and not a whole lot of lacing. Aroma of fruits and raisins combined malts and brown sugar notes. Taste is consistent earthy flavors with a nice bitterness to it; is perhaps a bit watery but not bad.


3.3
kaserov (801) - 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.

3
OminouSC2 (741) - 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.

3.6
kraddel (8353) - 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.

2.5
sjorsvdg (554) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2017
Prima Engels bier, mooi bitter van hop en fruitig. Tevens wat bloesem en graan. Lekker voor tussendoor.

3.4
Dbcwi88 (20) - Loughton, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle. Slightly overcarbonated in mouth. Light malty raisiny smell. Full bodied with raisin and tangy finish and aftertaste. Tasty one

3
koleminer20 (3704) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2017
500 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a decently amber brown color with a thinner tan colored head and a little lace. There is a clarity about this one that I’m not too sure on. The aroma is full of metallic. It’s got a sweet maltiness and a heavy grain. I’m not feeling it. The metallic really just overpowers. The light earthiness helps, but it’s not enough. The flavor is much of the same. It’s got a bitter metallic grain and malt. There is a hint of hop, but the bitterness stands true, I suppose. The mouth feel is lighter with a light and soft carbonation and a lingering bitter caramel metallic thing happening on the back end. It’s just not doing it for me. 6 3 6 3 12

3.4
ebone1988 (1972) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. Feeling English today. Aroma is metallic, caramel malt, corn, earthy hops, dry, incredibly English. Appearance is brownish amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is bitter, caramel malt, metallic, earthy hops, malty, decent. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, bitter caramel earthy aftertaste. Overall, I’ve had better but it’s pretty good.

3
AndySnow (7792) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: The Londoner, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, hops, malt, some caramel.
Body: Medium body an carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, hops, fruit.

3.7
anfractuosity (430) - - MAY 29, 2017
Toffee and caramel aromas. Toffee taste. Moderate amount of bitterness. Nice and quaffable.

3.7
klukas (288) - Rijeka, CROATIA - MAY 11, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into English pint. Appearance: Mahogany colour, with medium dirty-white creamy and delicious head. Aroma: Malt, caramel. Palate: Light body; light carbonation. Taste: Bitter- sweet, caramel, malt, dried fruits, light hoppy finish. Overall impression: Tasty, enjoyable.


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