nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from K&L. Pours a bright clear yeller color with a one-finger-plus white head that has good retention for the style. The aroma is corny and grassy, like a mowed lawn oddly enough. Grainy pale malt is big with this one. The flavor is like a better version of BMC. Really grainy pale malt, probably some adjunk, and just not enough flavor overall. Slight hop notes. Clean and crisp on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Only slight wateriness. This is good for the style, sure, but I just can’t say I’m really a big fan overall. I think this style is somewhat of a joke, and this just doesn’t measure up to a great pilsner or helles lager.
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2010 22oz. Pours a very clear light golden with white thin head that has good retention. Aroma is mostly corn and/or grass like. Very thin grainy flavor, not as much notes of corn/grass as I expected to be there. Low carbonation, thin body, slick texture.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Clear yellow with an average white head. The nose is toasty with a light touch of hops. The flavor has a fairly malty body with a nice dose of diacetyl which might seem a little bad, but it adds to the otherwise thin flavor and body. Not bad! Finishes clean, nice lager.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden yellow, white foam. Aroma is light corn, a touch of metal, vanilla sweetness. Taste is more sweet, light vanilla, a bit of corn, but otherwise pleasant.
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours light gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is slightly bready and mildly grassy. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is light malt, with a little (very little) spicy hop. There’s a bit of paper when the liquid flows away, but it is decently bitter. Spiceily so? Tettnang? Definitely drinkable.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a bomber of this a few weeks ago and just ran across my tasting notes. Pours a clear light straw body with a small white head that quickly falls into some sparse spotty lace. Aroma has some floral hops and crackery malt. Light bodied with a spritzy carbonation. Taste has some light pilsner type malts and a subtle floral hops bitterness. Inoffensive, but not much here to interest.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale straw, fizzy white head. Looks the part. Pale grassy aroma, nearly absent, little noble zing? Either this beer has a fruity edge or it is too thin to wash out the starburst candy i ate a couple hours ago. Either way, good times. Very light, very clean, nice dry finish.
nearbeer (3719) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bomber. Wow about the palest pale I ever did see, with a small creamy head. Nose is butter, dried grass, light citrus, and touches of honey-coated corn. Initial taste is buttered popcorn and a hint of shrimp. Later tastes of honey, butter, and dried lemon grass. Light body is drinkable and a tad bit astringent. Several folks in my area really have been arrested for DUI on a lawnmower this summer, but I sure couldn’t recommend this one to them over a Duff beer. I don’t struggle through many beers, but this one really tested my limits.
jca4711 (14) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of a sweetness and nuts. Thin mouthfeel. No hops really present. Very drinkable, might get too sweet after awhile though. Tastes how it smells.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, purchased at Harry and David’s Medford. Pours a clear, pale straw color; effervescent; small-bubbled white head with decent retention and lacing, glistening. A lightly honeyed malt character in the nose, with a moderate grassy and mineral hop character; nicely balanced and crisp; clean fermentation; a pretty engaging, solid expression of its ingredients. Medium-light body; lively carbonation; just a touch of a carbonic bite; very engaging, hugely drinkable feel in the mouth; possible hints of appropriately placed DMS/acetaldehyde notes, but very light; modest, crisp, toasty maltiness (lightly honeyed, light sugar), along with that grassy, mineral hop note; relatively clean, quite enjoyable pale lager; hugely drinkable and that grassiness almost suggests dry-hopping. Nicely toasty, dry finish: crisp, very toasty, very mild mineral bitterness at the far end.