BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a lightly hazed, deeper than expected, orange hued body with a large white head. Aromas are nutty, bready and malty. Lightly astringent. Flavors are sweet, raw wort, grainy, cereal like, nutty, peanut shells. Medium bubbles, some sweetness. To be honest, flawed; not great.
jackl (7007) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light golden color with a tiny head that quickly disappears. The nose is quite sweet, plenty of honey, some pine, syrup. The taste is light honey, light maltiness with a watery finish. This beer lacks a bit in the flavor department. Active carbonation. Light body. Overall, not a great beer.
Strykzone (6630) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber sent by Hayduke. We shared a bottle via facebook chat. This was a huge gusher. A full shaker pint of foam and 1/4" of it was beer. That slowly changed and the foam was nice and lightly golden. The beer under it was very hazy golden and light brown. An aroma that offered some fruit and some yeast but not a lot of either. The flavor was also fruity with a bit of passion fruit. Yeast was also tasted. This was generally sour. It was softly hopped and the after taste was sulfur as in noble hops. I would have preferred a different hop variety. I do love that the ABV here is 4.2%, though.
Suttree (6043) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd that this retired - I bought this in June 2013. Pours orange, with a thin ring of foam. Smells, literally, like caramel covered popcorn. There is a good deal of corn flavors in the flavor, as well. Hint of vanilla pipe tobacco, in a good way. Did not seem stale.
TheBeerGod (5983) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Translucent amber with a foamy, rocky white head. Aroma is fruity with sweet malt, light caramel, a touch of butterscotch, and floral hops. Taste is sweet malt, floral hops, light citrus and grassy notes. Body is light-medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt, grains, grassy notes and soft fruit.
dwyerpg (5536) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a pretty refreshing beer. Light character, fairly orange color, really smooth and sessionable. Quite tasty.
cheap (5251) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet candy lager aroma. i wish my bomber bottle label looked like the one on the bomber pictured. Lots of flavor in this alky mild beer. very nice head that fades rapidly. taste is somewhat chewy and may i say leathery. pale yellow color. finish is quite beery but not really rude, goes down easy. good sizzle. not as behaved as a real golden or blonde lager but ok none the less. intriguing.
Cybercat (5045) - Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty clear amber with a decent white head. Strong aroma has fruity and hoppy notes - quite a bit of hops, in fact, approaching an IPA. Satisfying flavor has a malty core, a fairly bitter overtone of hops, and an underpinning of pear plus a touch of caramel. Firm texture has a decent amount of fizz.
ChainGangGuy (4770) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. The bottle features what appears to be a new label, dumping the broad in favor of a little yellow Labrador pup.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep, dark golden body with a smallish, evaporating, white head.
Smell: Moderate scent of butterscotch candy over the basic two-row barley notes and faint hints of lemon and florals.
Taste: Lightly grainy, particularly pale malts. Pinch of powdered sugar. Very slight diacetyl rolling the sweetness into a little taste of butterscotch. Mildly floral, citrusy hops with a passable amount of bitterness, enough to balance things out. A bit more of the butterscotch escorts you to the drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Actually, even with the diacetyl, I thought it was an OK blonde.
hayduke (4749) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2012 I had this in a shared tasting with Strykzone. It poured a hazy light orange amber. It raised a huge head that tool forever to settle. Massive lacing rings. The nose is light ripe fruit, flowers, and a hint of sulfur. Light in body. Fizzy in mouthfeel. The flavor is not strong and shows lot of light fruit. The more I drank it the better it got. Appreciated the reasonable ABV. Light bitter finish. Not an outstanding beer, but drinkable.