PattyBat (81) - - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Burlington into snifter. Poured a murky caramel color. Smells of caramel malt. Tastes of apple, malt and caramel. Decent beer. Difficult to compare against other Vermont heavyweights.
BuckeyeBoy (5644) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Switchback brewing. Pours out a hazy peach color topped with a white head. Nose is grain some earthy hops and a fruit note. Taste is more of the grain cereal malts earthy hops and a stone fruit note.
Chalumeaux (1008) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of clove bananna fruit malt. Taste is slightly sweet dry fruit floral grass and caramel malt.
MaBeer1972 (1757) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled version. Pours out a medium russet amber. Frothy off white head. Very earthy. Light malts. Thin body. Lingering sticky malt finish. I probably need to let this one warm up more.
commonmac (1010) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the brewpub with commonshawn, rosskyle, samadouche. Half pint. Deep orange with hints of amber. Good lacing. Nose has malty/cereal qualities with some hop bitterness. Taste is very basic and approachable. You won’t find complexity here. Mild bitterness filling in the gaps between the dominant malty, grainy notes. Strange fruity finish that joins in with a mostly herbal tea bitterness. This feels like a beer I’ll forget soon after I’ve finished it.
rjplumer (974) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malt and grassy aroma. Hazy dark orange body with on a thin bubbly head. Light malt, grainy grass taste, Mild sweetness. Has a hint of tartness. Finish is on the dry side. The only negative is that it seems kind of plain. It is drinkable light bodied.
VastActiv (5535) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Switchback Brewery, Burlington. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dryness, some hops and malts. Can’t find this one special but drinkability is quite OK.
mathieuc (3179) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden with a thin white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of cereals and slight english hops. Taste is a bit fruity with some light cereals husk and not too bitter. Body is medium and carbonation high. Just OK.
kaser (5506) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange clear pour from draft at great lost bear in Portland Maine. English bitters on the nose. Fruit and pine taste. Not bad
micmillon18 (37) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bomber into a nonic glass. No born on date.
Aroma - Nose is primarily floral hops with faint malt/ cooked corn. Slightly metallic as the beer warms.
Appearance - Beige complexion. Thin band of white lacing coats the rim of the glass. Fluffy white head.
Taste - Sweet bread, toasted malt followed by fruit (apricot) and balanced with lemony, but more prominently, earthy hops. Empty finish.
Palate - Light bodied, lending to an unsatisfying overall experience. Within the style, 5% typically lends a more fuller, chewier body. This one leaves you hanging.
Overall - Used to go nuts for this stuff in college. A good a gateway beer, as its just interesting enough to steer you away from the usual suspects.
Handypaul (412) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a small quickly diminishing beige head that leaves little lacing. Faint aroma of hay. Lightly bitter, average carbo, light to medium body and a brief lightly bitter finish. Not as bad as I suspected it would be, or shall I say, better than expected.