videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Notes, 4/16/12:
Poured a 22oz bottle into Duvel Tulip. No apparent bottling or best by date.
A: Cloudy orange with 2 finger rocky white head. Sporadic lacing down the glass as the head dissipates after a few minutes.
S: A lot going on here. Lemon & orange stand out the most. Faint bitterness and lots of spiciness. Coriander, maybe?
T: Taste follows the nose. Citrus up front with some funky yeast. Spices in the middle and slightly bitter hop finish.
M: Juicy and medium-bodied. Carbonation is good for this lighter style.
O: My first Biere de garde; I really enjoyed it. Easy to drink, but has nice complexity. Like New Belgium often does, it encourages you to go seek out more of a style.
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Hazy light amber. Slight brett tartness and funk. Sweet and fruity. Damn good.
reggiedunlop (3623) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale yellow/lt amber with a thin white head. Aroma is faint but has some mild bretty funk and fruitiness. Flavor is lightly dusty with some leathery funk...bretty...mild spice...clove or allspice? Mouthfeel is medium with a light bretty finish...pleasant.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange, two fingers of cream white head. Zesty brett aroma. Think fruity barnyard. Light mouthfeel and bubbly carbonation. Finishing sour fruit note. Quote refreshing
demitriustown (1175) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber: Aroma has belgian characteristics with a slight nose of sour apple, yeast, bubble gum, coriander, other spices, and a wheat notes. Appearance is a clear golden with a thick white head that dissipates slowly. Taste has got some nice malt upfront with the yeast and other fruit texture catching you on the backend. Palate has low to medium carbonation and a rather lean aftertaste. Overall, It’s decent. Cheers!
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber poured into Belgian style tulip glass. Cloudy orange color with thick white head. Very good head retention with good lacing. Sour orange aroma. Toasted malt flavor with a mild sour orange hint at the back end. Sour blended very well to balance out this beer.
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johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a light amber color with a foamy white head. Sour orange, vanilla aroma. Toasted malt and doughy flavor with tones of coriander and other sweet spices that eventually lead to a semi- tart, funky farmhouse finish. Creamy texture with average carbonation. Smooth and quite clean on the palate.
BigBeer45 (1389) - Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Champanes sampled in a large tulip glass,
this ale had a clear burnt orange (copper) pour and made a two to three finger very faint off-white head that receded to a cover and ring,
the glass had a medium flow of bubbles in the center of the glass and a few bubbles elsewhere, this drink left spots and partial rings of lacing on the sides of the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a thin layer (film) of light brown colored sediment,
the first whiffs from the bottle were banana but this was gone after I poured into the glass, the aromas were light toasted malt and bread, a little bit field flowers and herbs with faint spice, malt sweetness and something similar to vanilla pudding in the background,
this drink had flavors of toasted malt and caramel with light lemon citrus in the background, there was some malt sweetness,
the finish had a light/faint bitterness and citrus,
the mouth feel was light and there was soft to average carbonation on the palate,
a nice Summer drink.
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden with beige head. Aroma with distinct cinnamon character. Spicy and warming.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
About 4 oz. out of 22 poured into a sample glass.
A: Pours a dark golden color with decent looking carbonation and lots of tiny yeast floaties. The head is a one finger barely offwhite color with decent retention and spotty lacing.
S: Clean, crisp citrus - grapefruit, lemon, and the like - backed by a subtle sour funk. I really like how this smells, even if its a little simple smelling.
T: Not nearly as good as the smell, sadly. Hints of lemon, phenols, and funk backed by slight maltiness, before the finish trails off disappointingly. Somewhat lacking in flavor. To be fair, it’s hard to judge the complexity of a small sample size, but I can’t say I’m a huge fan of this.
M: Like I said, the finish is completely lacking in staying power, but it’s far from undrinkable. Lighter texture and surprisingly lowish carbonation.
O: Not terrible, but I would rather spend a lot more on a bottle of La Folie - and I’m a cheap bastard, which should tell you something.