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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: 1176   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klukas (248) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (946) - 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 (1889) - 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 (132) - - 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 (2857) - 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. It’s fine. Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danjs5 (207) - 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 (488) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2017
5,2 %. Den gudsbevarade drottningen och det ärofyllda England kan inte vara mycket att hurra för om det är med den här drycken som Wells bryggerier hyllar fosterlandet. Den är ärligt talat inte särskilt rolig. Ganska tråkig arom av knäck, alkohol och lite frukt. Smaken är bränd med lite lakrits och torkad frukt. Drottningen lär inte le åt det här - heller.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
izikk (321) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Aromat słód, karmel. Barwa bursztynowa, piana wysoka. W smaku słód, karmel, chmiel. Niby w porządku ale trochę wyprane ze smaków.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (3034) - 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)


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