Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
has got a highly malty presence, with lots of creamy head. The taste is very herbal with a floral hops. good quality goes all the way
Gorbalev (2906) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Blankboy, Gathicus, Hogtown Harry and GregClow, courtesy of blankboy. Nice dark yellow, medium white head. Slightly toasty, hoppy aroma - maybe a touch of ginger? Big acidic hoppy taste over such a thin body. More ginger. Very refreshing. A was just about to say a nicely hopped unfiltered lager, but there it is in the commercial description.
vtafro (2810) - 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.
garthicus (2655) - 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.
willblake (2645) - 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.
keepersj12 (2630) - 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.
Beerdedone (2573) - 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.
Ethereal (2417) - 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.
craftycarl21 (2205) - 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.
puboflyons (2048) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 22 ounce bomber bottled on Feb 06 2010. The pour is a hazy rsuty copper with a ridiculously overzealous puffy head about three inches thick. The aroma is a mild blend of bitterness and floral hops. The mouthfeel tends to be medium-smooth. The taste is hop-heavy with some appealing malts up front. While it wasn’t bad, it felt as if it hadn’t been fully fermented when I tried it and maybe I could have waited a few weeks.