Bombardier Amber Beer
Eagle Brewery

Bombardier Amber BeerBombardier Amber Beer
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From:
Eagle Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
Ranked #47
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,311
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 12.2%
Reviews:
490
Ratings:
1,064
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 18, 2024
Added:
Oct 23, 2001
Wants:
  27
Gots:
  168
Formerly known as "Bombardier Glorious English Ale". Marketed as "Bombardier Premium British Ale" in the USA.
4.7% ABV bottled / 4.1% ABV on cask / 5.2% ABV Export

Bombardier Amber Beer is brewed using the finest British Hops and fresh mineral water from the Eagle Brewery Well. A fruity aroma and rich malty taste provides a crisp, mouth-watering beer. Tangy Fuggles hops and sultana fruit flavour finish off the palate. Bombardier is a beer for those who embrace their independent spirit and march to their own drum.
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Reviewed by scottishdrinker from Scotland

3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Had this on draught in a London pub some years ago. severed with a plate of fish & chips, with the "chill off" as usual.
Copper/amber in color and a quickly dissipating head of foam. Not much of aroma of course I never really had the 'nose' when it came to smelling beer.
taste was typical and nothing unusual as was the mouth feel. Overall not a bad beer.
Jan 18, 2024
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dethark from England

Jan 15, 2024
 
Rated: 4 by shigg85 from Japan

Jan 11, 2024
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: copper almost purplish dark brown, with slightly off-white head, leaving nice lacing

Aroma: dark fruits and spices

Flavor: I think the flavor is toasted bread, dark fruits, and mild grassy bitterness.

Body/Overall: full bodied, and I think it is pretty good.
Dec 28, 2023
 
Rated: 4.08 by Mclusal from Colombia

Nov 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.77 by tamasdanieltk from Scotland

Sep 21, 2023
 
Rated: 3.5 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Sep 18, 2023
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Crisp, clean, and malty.
Jul 17, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A clear pint glass came filled, having been drawn by a hand pump. There's a modest and enduring biege head floating on top of a brown-amber liquid. It's bright and except for its considerable color, rather clear. The aroma tells "England" to the nose. British malt and British hops have a distinctive earthy, yet mildly sweet character to them. That's what you get to taste, too. The malt provides a nice whole grain and bready sweetness, while the hops add another layer that's only moderately bitter, but helps to dry out the finish. Quite smooth, especially coming from a beer engine, this really just slides down quickly. With a relatively low ABV, having a couple more should be no problem. Overall, this may not provide fireworks for the mouth, nor taste like an indulgent desert. It won't get you super-buzzed after just one pint. All it does, other than provide some nice glass lacing, is drink like a traditional beer is supposed to. Except, it's a little better than that.
Jun 23, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Jun 01, 2023
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Reviewed by ramseye4 from Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Had on draft at Epcot of all places. Dark and inviting, a bit of caramel taste with some subtle, but noticeable bitterness. Mouthfeel is spectacular. Good example of English beer
Nov 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by Eychung from New York

Sep 23, 2022
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
It is so true that you had better leave ales warm up a little to reach their full potential. This was a bit bitter and felt empty when poured cold bit became much rounder and it didn’t lack anything anymore. The bitterness remained though, being an integral part of its taste but was much more homogenous after reaching a certain temperature. Same with the aroma, the breadiness was only noticeable after some time. But all of these is common knowledge. The beer was okay, isn’t a gamechanger but I would call it “good enough.”
Aug 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by bad_poetry from England

Jun 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.95 by steevo24 from District of Columbia

May 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by JanglezB19 from Canada (ON)

Apr 13, 2022
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Reviewed by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Crystal clear reddish-orange amber colour with three fingers of thick, foamy, slightly off-white head that slowly recede and linger to the end of the pint, leaving generous rings of lacing. The aroma is a bit muted - a bit of fruit and malt, somewhat musty, which I also noticed with Hobgoblin, a similar type of British ale also brewed by the Marston's conglomerate. This time though, the flavour is excellent. Sweet crystal malt, ripe orchard fruit, and those unmistakable musty and earthy English hops. A very British ale, and I like that.
Mar 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
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Rated by Beefmarky

1.06/5  rDev -71.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Tastes and smells of vinegar!! Not much in the way of flavour. Very dull taste. A bit sharp due to the vinegar taste
Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Jun 13, 2021
Bombardier Amber Beer from Eagle Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 1064 ratings