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

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RATINGS: 1173   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear, bright deep amber ruby with supporting soapy off white head and decent lace. Light hop aromas atop of a grainy light toffee malt character. Medium body, medium carbonation - malt forward body, clean yeast profile a touch minerally - a nice burnt toffee grain charcter throughout with the bitterness lingering through at the finish with a nice balance of nutty malt and spritzy carbonation.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1822) - 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 (127) - - 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 (2702) - 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 (165) - 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 (466) - 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 (274) - 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 (2897) - 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 (12) - - 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...

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
corkyrory66 (1772) - 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 (429) - - JAN 11, 2017
Nez: Malt, caramel, pic Bouche: Malte, caramel, terreuse, pice, aqueuse Une ESB dans le pur style


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