kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: April 05, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, layers of lace
Aroma: lightly sweet spicy aroma, light fruityness
Flavor: sweet spicy flavor, touch of malt candy, light balancing spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Large off-white head, lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread/caramel, some lemon/straw, rye, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/lemon, light rye, straw, bread, alcohol warming. Medium body, light effervescence.
bhensonb (8996) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Bottle says 8%. Pours translucent orange amber with a creamy off-white or beige head. Smells of citrus and a little barnyard. The body is sort of medium creamy. The flavor has rye, some Belgian spice, and some light barnyard accompaniment. Citrus is very light. It gets more saison like with time. Seems like it is a bit confused. Drinks well.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of spiced straw and hay. Taste is black pepper, lemon, hay. Not bad.
Ratman197 (7628) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of rye, yeast, floral notes, fruittiness and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, yeast, fruittiness and spice with a crisp dry lingering spiced fuity finish.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a quick to fade white ring. Some very light lace. Aromas are grainy, malty, peanut shells, light esters and phenols, black pepper and 3M scotch-tape. Light banana and vanilla as well. Flavors are way too sweet for a saison. Lots of bubble gum, plastic, waxy, banana. Light rye spiciness. Odd candy-ish ester. Lively bubbles, medium dry. Not really flawed as a belgian beer, but not a great saison, and not particularly what I want to drink.
Drake (6497) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. A bit of a gusher. Pours a clear amber color with a thin fizzy white head. Decent
head retention. Aroma of spicy rye, apple, earth, bread and a near metallic note. The taste is rye, tea, apples, pale
malts, faint caramel. Medium bodied. Weird one. Neither good nor bad. Just weird.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. malt and earth aroma with pine and light cocoa. Grapefruit and pine flavor with earth and malt. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with earth, malt, and light caramel.
Braudog (5026) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pretty average pour here ... light, almost-golden amber with a slight haze and a thin white head. Not much to discern in the initial whiff either ... maybe a light floral perfume. The beer drinks with a mellow farmhousey thing, barely noticeable. It finishes with a sweet, fruity edge. Even-keeled, mellow drinker. If itís really 8% it hides it exceptionally well. Be careful! (#4745, 8/25/2012)
marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Monks Kettle. Pours black with a rich tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a molasses and anise flavor with a rye bread finish.