KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with malty and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with caramel, toasted malt and alcohol notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol notes.
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Aroma of sugar and malt - not sweet malt, sugar. Brassy gold color with a white head thatís not overly impressive. Thin to medium bodied. Nice level of carbonation. Unfortunately it has that sicky sweet characteristic of mass malt liquors. Gee, but itís sweet. On balance there are some bitter notes. The sweetness is a bit reminiscent of a Belgian ale. There is grape, and perhaps honey, but the effect is not what one would hope for in an ale. It gets credit for making malt liquor drinkable. Seems a bit of a waste when the resources could have been used to make an ale!
Tmoney99 (9992) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet malty and hoppy aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short duration with a small alcohol bite.
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A: The pour is a clear golden color with a soapy white head that recedes quickly.
S: This smells like a cheap white/sparkling wine. Very dry and cidery with lots of grape juice, peaches, apple juice, and definitely some significant alcohol contributions.
T: The flavor is pretty much the same as the nose, but sweeter. Apple cider with some white grape juice flavor. Thereís still that same cheap wine thing going on and a fair amount of alcohol.
M: The body is medium with the carbonation being a bit high at first before dying down.
D: For a "craft" malt liquor, this is pretty bad. Iíd rather have any number of mass produced industrial malt liquors.
Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden ale with a thin white head. A doughy malt aroma with sweet peary notes and light alcohol. In mouth, a marzipan tasting beer, veering on a Belgian ale, sweet vanilla and warming alcohol. Medium bodied. Tasted in late Dec. 2006.
BeerandBlues2 (9005) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours sparkling yellow with a small frothy white head, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, straw, meal), average hops (herbs, grass), average (sweat, horse blanket) with notes of light alcohol, butter, honey, and cooked corn. Average duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness, salty. Light bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation and metallic finish.
Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear golden yellow with a small rapidly disapating white head. Aromas of cereal, corn and some light lemon. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of graininess, corn, sweet malt and a bit of citrus with a crisp lingering bittersweet finish.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Clear, yellow lager with a small, fizzy, white head. Malty, grainy nose with lots of black pepper, corn and a touch of mint. Malty, sweet flavor, but spiced up decently with those crystal hops. Medium to full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Finishes sweet and alcoholic with mild bitterness. Good malt liquor. Why craft brewers do this style, I have no idea. I guess itís fun for them. Why heavy metal bands do ballads, I have no idea. I guess itís fun for them. Both disciplines do a really good job at the crossover attempt, putting full-time swill and ballad makers to shame. Yep, I guess thatís fun. Iím a little tipsy... and having fun!
hopdog (8460) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at TDR in Springhouse, PA. Poured a medium golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of grain and corn. Tastes of grain and corn with a honey sweetness.
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Golden pour with a pretty decent sized white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, graham cracker, and some light hops. Flavor is sweet, grainy, and has some light hops. My bottle was very carbonated. So this beer is ok, but certainly not great.