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

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RATINGS: 1175   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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1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
karsten (240) - odense, - JUN 12, 2003
I think my beer was a bit off. It had a quite plain taste with a sourish twist to it.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (917) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 22, 2017
Clear amber, off-white creamy head, some lacing. Malty toffee aroma, chocolate and grains. Smooth mid-dry mouthfeel. Malty taste, toffee, mild peppery notes and a mild floral bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (1214) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber colour with a white head. Mildly bitter. Light caramel flavour and light citrus hop notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1862) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Aroma of malt and a light floral hops, pours a reddish brown with a lasting thin tan head. Light body minimal carbonation with a taste of malt and a sweet toffee with a pleasant malt and toffee finish. A sessionable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svarun (130) - - MAR 8, 2017
Crystal clear, dark amber to brown. Minimal head. Aroma of malts and floral/earthy hops. Hoppy, caramel, slightly metallic. Medium carbonation, medium bitterness. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2802) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2017
$4.99 pint+ bottle from Rio Hill Wine. 5.2%. Clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, little else. Flavor is sweet caramel malts, metal, brown leaves. This is an ESB? I guess. Its fine. Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danjs5 (187) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2017 5.2%ABV. Light clear ruby and brown colour. Small thin head. Sweet malty nose. Thin but sweet and toasted malty flavours throughout. Some light caramel treacle malt flavours. Bitterness at the end and lasting ruby malt pepper spicy glow is a treat.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorgosh (481) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2017
5,2 %. Den gudsbevarade drottningen och det rofyllda England kan inte vara mycket att hurra fr om det r med den hr drycken som Wells bryggerier hyllar fosterlandet. Den r rligt talat inte srskilt rolig. Ganska trkig arom av knck, alkohol och lite frukt. Smaken r brnd med lite lakrits och torkad frukt. Drottningen lr inte le t det hr - heller.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
izikk (304) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Aromat słd, karmel. Barwa bursztynowa, piana wysoka. W smaku słd, karmel, chmiel. Niby w porządku ale trochę wyprane ze smakw.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Rate for 2010 version at 5.2% - Dark Amber in colour, Red against light. Malty; toasted/roasted malts, caramel, toffee, hint of chocolate. Fruity; raisins, dark fruits. Hoppy; spicy (peppery) and earthy hops. Sweet malty fruity throughout with a slightly bitter hoppy edge. Dry bitter malty finish. (2010-03)

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MeadWhisperer31 (17) - - JAN 17, 2017
Nous avons l une "premium" bitter, rien de transcendant, reste voir quel prix les Anglais lachtent dans leur commerce, ( rapport qualit prix ) 6.50 euros dans un bar en France, on trouve largement mieux...


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