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

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RATINGS: 1181   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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3.9
joshiez (48) - USA - AUG 12, 2008
dark amber, low head....clean taste and creamy ale flavor....good stuff....I really like this!


3.4
Dbcwi88 (7) - Loughton, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2017 does not count
Bottle. Slightly overcarbonated in mouth. Light malty raisiny smell. Full bodied with raisin and tangy finish and aftertaste. Tasty one

3
koleminer20 (3463) - 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 Iím not too sure on. The aroma is full of metallic. Itís got a sweet maltiness and a heavy grain. Iím not feeling it. The metallic really just overpowers. The light earthiness helps, but itís not enough. The flavor is much of the same. Itís 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. Itís just not doing it for me. 6 3 6 3 12

3.4
ebone1988 (1851) - 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, Iíve had better but itís pretty good.

3
AndySnow (7557) - 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 (409) - - MAY 29, 2017
Toffee and caramel aromas. Toffee taste. Moderate amount of bitterness. Nice and quaffable.

3.7
klukas (268) - 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
budedou (963) - 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
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
Luvystypotables (1921) - 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
Svarun (147) - - 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.


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