PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - New Leaf Market - 22 oz bomber. Nice medium golden pour with a sticky white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet aroma with hints of honey and juicy fruit gum. Flavor is sweet as well with some honey accents, a bit of a bitter hoppy bite, some grassy notes and a bit of fruitiness - pears perhaps. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Pretty solid.
Cybercat (3196) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear straw yellow - not inspiring, but typical of a pilsner, and I do admit to some prejudice in favor of darker beers. At least the white head is fairly thick and fluffy. Aroma is strong, crisp, malty and more than a bit fruity, mainly banana plus a little apple and a little pear. Flavor is crisp and malty, about average for a pils, with some fruity undertone. Texture is quite fizzy and lively, leaving a nice malty and somewhat fruity finish. A toast to all those helping restore the Gulf!
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very hazy gold with nice white head. Aroma is interesting, some Pilsner and wheat malts with a bit of citrus and some grassiness. Flavor is unusual to me, has strong Pilsner and wheat malt profile, it is sweet, some pungent citrus and grass, light acidity, very earthy, pepper and a nice bitter at the end. Mouth feel is medium body with lively carbonation. Overall, very interesting beer, takes a few sips to adjust to it.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid brew, nice balance. It has a mild malt sweetness and quite a bitter finish. Overall very drinkable, don’t notice the 7 percent whatsoever.
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good cause, good brew! Pours clear yellow gold, small head. Aromas of freshly-cut grass and bread, subdued. Flavors of sugary malt and zesty spices with some lemon and sweet iced tea notes. Great balance, leaning more toward malts than hops, but the hops bitterness is there to provide just enough herbal kick. Easy to drink with a clean, refreshing finish. Try it.
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a cloudy gold beer with a frothy white head. Scent of malts. Taste is bready and lightly sweet.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my brother for sending me a couple of bottles of this beer.
The beer pours a clear gold color with a white head. The aroma is basic pilsener with some pilsener malt and lemon notes. The flavor is a mix of malt and grassy hops with quite a bit of sweetness. This is maybe a little sweeter than your traditional pilsener, but other than that it is pretty good. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Easily the best beer I have tried from Abita.
Poobah (258) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour with a generous head that lasts throughout and leaves some lacing. Hoppy and lemony nose. Smooth and malty start with a lightly carbonated palate followed by a pleasant, moderately-hopped finish.
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright, shining, gold color with a small but persistent head that leaves more lacing on the glass than one would expect, given the head’s size and thickness. Slightly sour on the nose, wheat and yeast notes are apparent in the aroma. In the taste, sour hops come on immediately up front segueing into sweet wheaty malt taste with notes of grape and apple, and then finally the bitter hops kick in to form the finish.
lagaffe74 (17) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The new offering from Abita to help with the gulf recovery. As far as I know, it is the third charity operation, after the Restoration Ale and Abbey Ale.
It pours a golden color with a pretty thick head. Aromas are faint and delicate, with a touch of herbs coming from the hops. On the palate, it is very nicely carbonated with a clear and clean pilsner expression, yet it is rounded off and softened by the wheat notes, giving the whole thing a little citrus peel flavor. The finish is slightly bitter - as one would expect - yet soft.
Verdict? A great beer for an even greater cause.
What’s a good man to do? DRINK MORE BEER.
Thank you Abita.