smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy dark golden color with huge white head. Grassy aroma with some bready malts. Doughy and grassy flavor with some hop bitterness. Slightly fruity. Light to medium body with lively carbonation.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Blew up in my face - there are at least 5 ounces of beer soaked into my pillow right now. Pours a hazy golden color with a ginormous white head. Nose is very lager-ish and heavy. Taste is much the same, with the same heavy and carbonated feel.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20081220 Bomber from Abes. Bottled June 08. Hazy motor oil amber colored with excellent, rocky, sea foam head that seriously looks like it just blew up on the beach during a noreaster. Cool. Aroma and initial sip at first had some acetaldehyde green apple and metallic notes but those faded quickly and nice saaz grassiness became prominent. I probably should wait for a fresh sample and re-rate this summer. Mouthfeel has some aggressive eff and tinny notes mixed with definite earthy, grassy saaz. Yup, this one is a bit off but it could be worse. Stores need to to a better job of rotating out old stock.
garthicus (2471) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blankboys bottle, shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & Tupalev. Appearance: Hazy golden orange, slightly brown. Aroma: Slight hop, sweet with banana in there too. Flavour: Musty, hoppy, slight bitter/acidic with an enjoyable hop finish.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Put this next to a "big" lager and see the difference. This has flavor and body. the aroma is not corn but earthy malt and citrus. It has a nice amber color and a big off white head. This is the lager that we loved 100 years ago, not the slop he big guys turn out now.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s Back in the UK tasting, 22nd May 2010. End of the bottle - so bitty, cloudy amber with a white head. Hint of Humbrol enamel paint on the nose - obvious alcohol. Dry, quite perfumy hop taste. Nice finish.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at vt brewfest 09. Pours a pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma was grassy and grainy with a touch of spiciness. Flavor follows the aroma and has a crisp and bitter finish.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Yellow orange pour. Dry malt with a slight spice flavor and aroma. Bitter hop but much less than i was looking for. Not very good.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Zack Shelton. Pours a hazy straw, solid frothy head. Nose and flavor much like Beer of the Gods, with good crisp noble spicy hops, very light bready malt balance, and grassy bite as well. Clean and well made.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a foamy white head. nose is strong malt with a nice hop backround, quite grainy with a bit of sweetness. Palate is full with a crisp fizzyness. FLavor is heavy malt and grains with a nice hop note to balance, a nice grassyness as well.