Ernesto987 (3230) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge bretty flavors without the sourness, lighty bitter on the finish, aroma is figgy and awesome
cfrancis (2102) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to santa for this. Pours a clear golden yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is spices, figs, pepper and yeast. Taste is a bit of a mess. I donít know if itís past itís prime but this was a little of a letdown. Yeast backbone, with a load of spice, fig and pepper. Big mouthfeel but a little out of balance, the spice takes over and doesnít let go.
johnnnniee (1955) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden beery color with a huge bubbly white head that sticks around forever. Smells of wet horse blanket, spicy Belgian yeast, lemons, a bit phenolic. Taste is kind of rough! Really bretty character with some solvent, medicinal and phenolic. Some citrus and spices thrown in there as well. Carbonation is high, body is medium to thin, mouthfeel is syrupy. I guess its decent for an all brett beer, but I really would have liked some acid in this one. I didnít taste any of the figs or white pepper either. This bottle is older, maybe its faded.This actually grew on me as I drank it, but really this one is nothing special.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Minneapolis. Light golden yellow appearance with a foamy white head. Somewhat sour, slightly wild (Brett) Belgian ale aroma. Bretty, wild Belgian Saison flavor. Slightly sour, slightly fruity, wild Belgian ale flavor. Slightly sour, mostly sweet Belgian ale finish. Quite nice.
unclemattie (3999) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Golden color. This bottle has aged since it was made in 2008. 3 years? Nothing but the funk. All I smell is Brett. Basement and Attic. Some lemons, some spice, mostly musty blanket. Flavor has a light thirst-quenching tartness, some wheat malt. Very dry, to a Brut level. May have been aged too long. It is all Brett at this point.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Rackhouse, Denver 16/09/2010
Sour aroma. Golden coloured and slightly hazy in appearance. Fruity and sour with a dry and yeasty finish.
daleharshman (848) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber purchased two years ago and now almost three years old ("bottled April 2008"). I read the really mixed reviews of this beer a couple years ago and decided to put it down for a while before trying. Pours a clear honey-gold hue with two fingers of fluffy white foam that reduces to a smaller pillow. Aroma certainly has brett notes but more of a "bright" nose than a "musty" one. Some specific aroma notes include lemon, flowers, stone fruit (apricot and peach come to mind), and horseblanket. Flavor is not as intense with brett as I might have thought and includes notes of caramel, honey, light spice, and dark fruits. There is some tartness in the mouth but it is not that strong. Light in body with a dry finish. To be honest, I find this neither particularly offensive nor as complex as I had expected / hoped. Readily drinkable, but just not very impressive. (532, 475)
Petkus331 (141) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very different aroma of strawberries,dates, hay or grass, lemon-grass perhaps, maybe a bit of cilantro and ginger... this reminds me of Thai and Vietnamese food. Tastes of lemon peel, dates, light malt character, some kind of earthy warming spice such as clove or nutmeg. I almost feel like this brew is a little salty with a mild sweet and bitter finish. The mouth feel is a little watery, but the wateriness is balanced with fizz. The only thing i do not like about the mouth-feel is that you begin to get a syrupy feeling in your mouth, the kind you get when drinking soda made of corn syrup, which has a cheesy taste. A very different brew, but i like it due to being so unique. I initially did not think much of this beer, but i believe it becomes more interesting with every sip.
crossovert (6134) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, brewed with Hibiscus, Figs, and White Pepper. Interesting.
Pours a hazy golden/orange with a large uncontrollable white head which is very fluffy. The head quickly dissipates and leaves a bit of lacing.
Smell is funky with hints of barnyard funk, citrus, spices, and an underlying malt sweetness.
This one is a little light on the flavor, though there is a persistent yeast twang that sticks on your tongue long after the drink. I would consider this an entry to sour beer, it isnít offensive or funky at all really. There are just hints of funk. The flavor has that classic funk but in a small dose, it isnít too sour and there is some nice flavor form the white pepper. The hops can also be noticed here, something somewhat unusual for the style. The malt keeps the brett from wreaking havoc in this one it seems, the malt presence is high in this one.
The mouthfeel is really carbonated which imo adds to the drinkability and accessibility of this wild ale.
It is a decent ale, nothing too special but if you wanted to get someone into sours/funky/wild ales this is a great starting point.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-15-2010 03:52:33
bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís a tart, refreshing Saison-esque farmhouse ale.... itís almost 10%. Not a single hint of booziness... just good. If you see one of these, get one...