NielsenRatings (8077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Bottle @ home. Hazy, yellow-orange appearance with a big, fluffy, white head. Light citrusy, belgian yeasty, light barnyard, crisp, peppery aroma. Crisp, slightly grassy hoppy, sweet belgian yeasty, somewhat citrusy, belgian golden ale flavor. Solid Belgian golden ale.
douglas88 (5460) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. The aroma is sweet Pils malts, some spiciness and mellow Noble hops. The flavor is very nice; I get some tropical fruit, very sweet Pils malts, light spices. A great example of the style.
cpetrone84 (1160) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazed golden orange with ample tight off white head and big lace. The nose is balanced and interesting, bright yeast notes, lemon and candied sugar, notes of ginger, some light doughy malt, with notes of white pepper. The taste is similar, smoother and creamier than expected, lemon, ginger, white pepper and some dough notes. Rather dry finish, assertive carbonation, lively palate. Very tasty and balanced.
OldGrowth (2412) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, on Celebrity Infinity, rendevous lounge, as part of beer cruise. Good aroma, Tart and sweet. Yeasty, spice. Clove, barnyard, grassy. citrus, grapefruit. 1st pour was clean golden yellow, good head and lace. 2cd pour was very foamy. some floaties. Head settled down quickly. Tart flavor. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, Dry bitter finish. Very Nice. So smooth for 8%. finish has nice bite about it. Cruisin and Midnight Sun, good living.
thome50 (848) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Light and orange with a minimal head. Taste is overwhelmingly grapefruit. I get nothing but grapefruit here. I am happy to see something different from this style. I wouldn’t get this again but not because of the beer but rather the style.
bhensonb (10153) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours orange tinged lightly hazy dark gold with a 2 finger creamy near-white head. Aromas of yeast/spice, lightly cooked light stone fruit and a little citrus. Definitely some barnyard. Med body. It starts lightly sweet, yeasty/earthy, fruity. Goes more towards barnyard quickly. Finishes on the dry side. Didn’t get pear/apple at first, but after awhile it’s arguable cause the light stone fruit seems to have left. More than arguable. It’s turning into quite a different ale than it started. Really good stuff.
brenn79 (1404) - Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy golden with a small collapsing head, which makes sense, clouds and the devil don’t exactly mix. The aroma is Belgian yeast, then pepper spice, very nice, it smells like a saison. The taste is spicy up front, creamy, It is like a cross between a saison and a Belgian tripel. This beer is very sinister, those evil sons o’ bitches. Drink it, it feels good!
cmonster (946) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours very hazy orange-yellow with a medium to large semi-sparse white head. Leaves decent spotty lace and a nice fluffy residual foam island. Spicy, belgiany, soft citrus, and light funk aromatics. Smells like it will taste dry if that makes any sense. Mild bitter flavor. Light body, good carbonation, and yes... a very dry crisp finish. Almost no sweetness from start to finish, which works here. This is a well-made golden strong.
JohnnyJ (4040) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy yellow pour, with a white head . Fruit, lemon, apricot, sweetness and yeast. Hops are slightly citrusy and herbal. A decent refreshing beer. Although not a style really enjoy.
jcwattsrugger (10889) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@dstructos Daks Back-22oz bottle–pours a white ring for a head and hazy straw/yellow color. Aroma is vinegar, acidic, some light malt. Taste is dry, yeasty, some light malt. OK effervescence.