Slubgob (330) - West Hartford, USA - JUN 4, 2017 TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another interesting beer from Dogfish Head. It’s as advertised, a tart beer with sweet backbone. You would not be able to pick out cranberry tartness in a blind taste test, but it’s there. Also for an ALE that is 10% abv, it is very well hidden. Definitely not a must try, but if you’re looking for something different and not offensive you might want to try this.
Bomber into wine glass. Now comes off as raspberry and strawberry. Plus ruddy orange. The mouth is a swirl of indistinct fruit, a touch of wood, and vague herbal backbone. Short finish with more acid and herbal kick. Kind of a sophisticated fruit punch? rocbyter (2131) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Sharp sweet fruit aroma. Cloudy orange color with a large white head. Moderate sweet beginning that gets stronger in the finish with spots of tart bitterness. wlajwl (6866) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Aroma is funky berries and mild honey/band-aid. The flavor is Scandinavian berries, mild honey, malts and a tart/sweet finish. johnnnniee (4343) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Sample while checking out the expo at HomeBrewCon.
Slightly hazy light copper color with a decent off white head. Tart berries light earthy herbal something to counter. Weird for sure but it kind of works. pumpmaster (1397) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2016
750ml bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $13.99. Very good.
chinchill (5066) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Large botle served in a Belgian snifter. Bottle Date: 8/6/15
Appearance: slightly hazy copper-amber; not much lacing gets left on the glass, though.
Aroma: fruity, moderately strong and pleasant. Suggests both tart and sweet elements. Hints of honey and berries.
Taste: Strong. Tart and sweet in about equal measure, with a bit less bitterness. Cranberry is pretty obvious; lingonberries less so; birch syrup not at all. Suggestions of plums and faint cherries.
Feel: Near medium carbonation. Medium-full body; near puckering tartness.
Overall: very interesting but not challenging. I’m glad I got to try this. Caution: very well hidden alcohol. CObiased (506) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bomber - Weird but well made. It looks like a typical amber ale....clearish colored amber ale with a med off white head. However, the aroma is fruity....cranberry, sour plum, wild yeast and raspberry. Tartness! I taste more cranberry, dry hibiscus, crabapple and a hint of cereal malt. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pours a deep amber. Aromas of dark berries/wood and a hint of grass/hay. Flavor of semi-sweet malts and mellow berry taste. I was really surprised by the overall flavor of this beer, excellent. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2016
bottle - Pours amber and smells mainly of tart cherries. I see it doesn’t have any cherries in it, but that’s what I thought of. It has a sweet, malty flavor with loads of tart berries. It’s medium to full bodied and the 10% abv is mostly hidden. Very enjoyable and interesting beer. Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is earthy, cranberry, raspberry(maybe the lingonberry) and herbal tea. Taste is acidic berry bitters with a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, slick texture and overall very solid. Dangerously deceptive 10%, delicious.