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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (579) - 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.

p0urmeac0ld0ne (310) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 8, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Pre RateBeer review taken from notes scrawled in my 1001 Beers book. Adding rating for personal reference, so no tasting notes I’m afraid.

Salian (146) - Sale, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2017
Somewhat old fashioned ale, sweet caramel, biscuit and a bit of hops to leave a dry finish to a sweet, malty beer. Ok.

beeebon (488) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2017
I thought I had already reviewed this one ages ago! Pours a rich brown in colour with small but lasting white head. Aroma is full of biscuit and sweet malt, with a touch of fruitcake in there too and a slightly grassy hop note. Taste is rich malty sweet but balanced with dry hop, lasting finish. Quite thick feeling in the mouth, an old classic, nothing amazing but certainly a good beer to come back to now and then

einherjar (474) - Rijeka, CROATIA - NOV 28, 2017
Copper color, small head. Aroma caramel, malt. Taste malt, light caramel, bitter and dry finish.

deepdrinker (315) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 Back log rating , therefore little to add in terms of aroma , palate , taste etc . just the rating from an old app

Grumbo (4102) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2017
Bottle as Bombardier Premium Bitter 5.2%. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

foodgazer (38) - MALAYSIA - NOV 3, 2017
Surprisingly light (and arguably even refreshing) despite its creamy mouthfeel, it then takes a quick final detour and ends with an incredible toffee-like finish. In many ways, it feels like the inverse of a regular stout. Peer closely enough and it’s a light amber instead of the brownish black it first appears to be. It starts with a brash hit of malt and closes with a thick, rich sweetness. The mouthfeel is creamy without being a throaty-thickness. At times, it feels like every bit of the experience was engineered to subvert the notion of a typical stout. One of the best picks from The Great Beer Bar.

Piepenhenrich (1246) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

BarrelReports4 (1) - Crewe, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017 does not count
Probably the most sour horrible apology for beer that I have attempted to drink since draught beer desert of the 1970's.

rumore (797) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 29, 2017
50cl bottle at La Tabernilla, Oviedo, Spain. Pours dark intense brown with fine white foam. Aroma is malty, cherries under spirit to some extent. Body is light, with very light carbonation. Taste is subtle bitter. Finish is relatively long with some bitterness.

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