Pailhead (3859) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2010 Courtesy of Sarcastro
Bottle: The aroma consists of yeast, orange peel, lemon, floral notes, and some light spiciness. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts citrusy along with some light yeastiness, and candy sugar. The finish has floral notes, orange peel, and faint spice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and slightly creamy mouthfeel.
MatSciGuy (905) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] Pours a nectarous clear amber with a small off white head that dissipates to a ring of foam. Aroma has lots of bready yeast character, orange juice, a touch of vanilla, and tons of unidentified spices that remind me of any number of spicy herbal teas. Flavor is surprisingly sweet, and reminds me of fresh orange pulp, lots of spices further the idea of the tea-beer. The hibiscus flowers come through a little as well. Overall, a really unique beer, and if youíre at all into tea, a nice blurring of the lines.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright yellow-orange with a white head.
Nose is exaggerated belgian pale scents, lots of white pepper, orange peel, and coriander.
Taste is similar, big wheaty / graininess, pretty dry, lots of honey, coriander, belgian sugar, and yeasty bread characteristics.
adrian910ss (2246) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber courtesy of Todd. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of honey, orange peel, bread and caramel. Taste of honey, orange peel, caramel, bread dough and light spice.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Floral malt aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangish pour. Caramel malt, alcohol, citrus peel and floral hops in the nose. Flavor is sweet and well hopped. I get some orange peel, honey, yeast, caramel and hops. Not bad.
timbeer (66) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - light orange/coppery color and crystal clear, light head that dissipates rapidly. I get honey, light flowery, coriander and spices in the nose. Sweet, honey and no bitterness. Mild alcohol warmness and pretty smooth as if passes over the tongue. Not much for hops or bitterness. An OK beer (but my wife really enjoyed it).
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, courtesy dchmela. Pours a mostly clear, light orange amber color with a small head of off-white foam. A dense, sugary wash leaves scant, wet spots behind on the glass. Aromatic notes of pithy orange peel, powerful wildflower, and coriander build upon a sugary sweet malt base of honey and wheat. Flavors, likewise, are far too sweet and laden with honey glazed cereal grain. Bitter coriander and orange peel prove to be strange bedfellows for the sweet grain, failing to fill the void from which the hops seem to be missing. The palate gets its fullness mostly from sugar, finishing sticky and warm with alcohol, though the carbonation is balanced. I just donít think this brew is for me.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Darkness Day. Pour is a murky orange with no head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel malts and berries. Flavor is sweet with a spicy note to it. Palate is smooth. Overall, its decent.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared kindly by dchmela. Pours a golden with a slightly lacing white head. Nose is floral, some citrus and other spices, a touch of honey malt. Floral, honey, herbal sweet flavor with a touch of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel.