Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle courtesy of mdbf79. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours a fairly-clear golden-copper color with a small white head. Touch of lacing and a bit of a collar. The nose has a bit of bready malt and light caramel with some earthy hops. Hops to the flavor with a good bitterness and light bread. Medium body and good carbonation. Dry finish. Good. onceblind (9404) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
On tap in GABF 2011, 30th Anniversary, in the retro-1981 tent. Clear light golden with a thin white head. Very balanced aroma between biscuity malts and grassy citrus hops. Nice flavor of grassy pine hops balanced by simple dry biscuit malts, creating a simple, off dry, drinkable session brew that takes you back 3 decades. Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Chunks of sediment floating about then settling on the bottom of my glass, golden color, honey and faint resin in the nose, has a somewhat citrus finish. jtclockwork (16436) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2010
Yeasty sediment pour. Reddish color blocked by massive deposits of sediment. Not sure if I got a bad batch or if they brewed this one 25 years ago. Taste is slight licorice. Nothing fancy. madmitch76 (24360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
26th August 2008. Cloudy amber beer. Soft palate. Mild creamy hops and malt. Slightly dry finish. Well balanced and easy drinking.
anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor with some caramel hints. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle. Picked this up in South Bend after Dark Lord Day 2008. Poured a copper/dark gold color with a fluffy white head. Lacing and carbonation streams. aroma of caramel, citrus/pine/grass and biscuit malt. Flavor reminded me alot of an English Pale Ale. Dry biscuit with caramel and an earthy, English hop finish. Very easy drinking. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Mid-hazed amber/vermillion under a mostly-holding film of ecru. Yeast, malt & hops find pleasant contrast in the aroma. Organized chaos. Peppers. Fruit. Palate is dirty, dry & alcohol laden. Flavor is tart & yeasty with a fruitiness and deeper bready qualities. A bit astringent yet rather good.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2008
<font size=-4>Bomber from <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/ohio/columbus/grape of Mirth, Columbus, OH 43215</font>
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a 1 finger white head. Lots of malt, pale and simple, a few spices, and a floral hoppy finish. Pretty lame beer to commemorate one of the best beer festivals espically for its silver anniversary. kyzr (1527) - Montana, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Dark amber color with white head. Nose is dough and citrus. Flavor has a nice hop front that is followed by a nice malt backig with a nice little pepper bite. Had some oxidation due to the age, but was not too bad.