gyllenbock (3688) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Slightly hazy darker orange with a small head. Aroma and taste of yeast, fruit, bread and some spices. Also light notes of funk. The finish was dry.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a cloudy orange-brown with a small dirty-white head.
smell is faint, musty, and malty.
taste is watery, pear, peach, malt, and few hops.
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Murky orange amber pour with minimal head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Fairly sweet. Okay.
ads135 (2350) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a superb biere de garde, but better than serviceable. Its nice to see more American breweries trying their hand at the style. Saisonish in its appearance and dryness, but more sweet and fruity.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with one finger head. very minimal funk. sweet caramel and alcohol warmth.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber courtesy of GhostFace. Cheers, Neal! Pours a beautiful amber color with red highlights and a white head. Nose is toffee, some cherries, light fruit, and some mild bitterness. Flavor is similar: toffee, cherries, light fruit, some mild bitterness and into the finish some yeast trying to dry out the very sweet finish. Interesting beer.
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jkwood04 (2932) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours ruby/amber with a thick, lacy, off-white head. Aroma of pale and light caramel malts, light fruit, some tin, and floral hops. Flavor the same, with something off. Average texture. Might be a bad bottle, or might be a weak American attempt at this style of beer.
thornecb (3975) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets to mottle surface. Sour meadow aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and decomposing grass upfront turning to a dry earthy finish.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Amber with a small bright white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light rye, juniper. Lightly bitter, moderately sweet flavor with some light alcoholic burn atop graham cracker and cardboard. Meh.
poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours hazy orange with a large-ish beige head with decent retention. Aroma is bready, caramelly, spicy (cinnamon?), a bit of sour funk. Smells a little too malty for me. Taste is sweet (near cloying) and sour, hot alcohol; finishes kind of bitter. I sense some oxidation. Mouthfeel is slick. Seems a little sloppy to me. Unimpressed. Drainpour...I don’t do that often, either.