DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
23-Nov-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 26-Aug-10 for $3.99 at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA) This beer is what it is: an easy-drinking, pale-colored lager, but that’s not to say it’s like drinking your favorite 30-pack of mass-produced swill. It is straw colored, slightly hazy, and is capped by an inch of white, fluffy head that settles routinely to a wafer-thin layer. Malty aromas of soured grains, bread, and corn dominate, but hops are very light. That same suggestion of sourness in the nose is evident in the sourdough-like flavor, but this adds to the refreshing quality of the beer, keeping it from weighing down under the bready flavors. White bread, sweet corn and grains set the base while hops offer a touch of grassy flavor and very gentle bitterness. Clean and gently crisp on the palate, light in body, but not watery, wonderfully refreshing, and the carbonation is medium-high, but soft instead of prickly. This is not a beer that’s ever going to blow anyone away, but on a warm summer day, or even if you’re just thirsty for easy-drinking beer, this works great. A nice change of pace in today’s market of extreme beer.
vtafro (4240) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light golden pour with some white head. Light malt and some light fruit and possible citrus hint aroma. Flavor is very light, malt some fruit tone, not much to it.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours a golden body with a white head. Thin crisp and grain y with a light apple and earth citrus note. Sweet with a light hop character. Very basic and probably quite refreshing after a good mow, to bad there is 2 feet of snow outside, oh well.
BrewDad (5100) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Light malt and hops aroma – very crisp.
Appearance – Golden in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Nice clean roast malt and a decent amount of hops.
Palate – Nice Dry finish with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall – A very nice easy drinking beer.
nickd717 (3595) - 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 (11919) - 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.