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

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RATINGS: 1168   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2013
ABV on this bottle says 5.2, not 4.7%. Smells of pale and crystal malt, bit of mineral and hops too. Very well balanced.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
izikk (256) - 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 (2688) - 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 (9) - - JAN 17, 2017 does not count
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...

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
corkyrory66 (1719) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2017
Une premium bitter, dans laquelle je ne vois mme pas une bitter!! En fait cette bire est une amber ale, dans le plus pur style .. ou une pale ale, puisquon est en Angleterre, quand mme!! Le brasseur affuble dailleurs le produit dun "glorious english", dont on ne sait pas do il sort Niveau abv de 5,2 % pour mon exemplaire, qui tait 1 mois avant sa date. Couleur auburn, la clart nette (cette bire est dailleurs filtre ). Bulles fines, partout, monte lente. Mousse beige clair, crmeuse, stable 3 mm. Armes de caramel, cannelle, candi, feuille de vigne. 1re bouche trs souple lensemble malt cara/candi, avec une pointe de muscade .. Arrire-bouche pas trs quilibre, entre malt brun et pices. 2me la belle texture, mais aux saveurs contradictoires. Arrire-bouche trop caramlise. 3me vague, imprcise, juste un malt cara. Arrire-bouche sans caractre. La longueur ne redresse rien, elle pnalise mme encore cette bire. Jambes lisses. Alcool qui ne travaille aucunement les saveurs. Finale linaire. CONCLUSION: inglorious, isnt it? On se demande dailleurs comment ce manque de personnalit pourrait tre glorieux Et en terme de bitter, on repassera ...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kanaclane (417) - - JAN 11, 2017
Nez: Malt, caramel, pic Bouche: Malte, caramel, terreuse, pice, aqueuse Une ESB dans le pur style

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (1866) - Besanon, FRANCE - JAN 4, 2017
Bue en bouteille de 50cl la maison Couleur ambre, peu de mousse peu deffervescence Nez sur la caramel Attaque grill, caramlis un peu ronde mais manque de punch en fin de bouche.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierdimpfe (575) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2016
Slightly veiled dark amber color with dense activity. Creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with generous legs. Flavors of caramel, soft molasses, roasted grains, berries, raisins, prunes, nutmeg, and herbal spices. Bready and toasty. Slightly sharp and bitter, but more sugary and slightly syrupy. Oily smooth medium body with moderate crispy carbonation. Light finish, accessible while well intensified, a bit of spicy and leafy hops, lingering toffee feel with faint roasted barley. Good flavors and pretty refreshing, but it quickly feels a bit flat and thin. The finish is pleasant and well balanced. Overall good quality craft.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MasDen (229) - Mogilev, 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 (76) - - 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 (359) - 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.


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