Formerly brewed at Epic Ales (WA)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Seattle, Washington USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (16812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
750mL bottle, pours a clear red with a small white head. Nose brings out pure beets - maybe a touch of wine. Flavour isnt very complex, with notes of simple beets and some other herbal notes. Meh, its okay. Nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3880) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2015
750mL waxed and capped bottle, last batch from the brewery. Pours a pretty dark rose color, clear beer. Not much head. Aroma is very nice with brett-tiffic, probably Lambicus - wild tartness. And if I search hard enough I even get some beet - earthy root. Flavor is unfortunately a bit of a letdown. Its tart, I do get some root but finishes empty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (2110) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle shared by Eugene. Lovely clear red pour. Smells tart and earthy. Tastes like sour beets. Dirty, earthy beets (which isnt a knock - thats just how I think beets taste). Sweetness mixed with sour dirt (I mean that in the best possible way). Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Overall: probably the best epic beet beer Ive had. Not your fault I dont like beets.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Pours a clearer than expected (somewhere between) ruby red and pink, like beet pee, but carbonated :) Pretty funky, with a little red wine like quality and fruitiness, ample acidity, and of course, some beet flavor to make it unique (and I thought) tasty. Polarizing in our group, but I dug it. Glad i bought it once. It was fun in a group, but I won;t drop $15 again."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1824) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Most recent blend is 25% 2 years old, 25% 1.5 years, 50% 9 mos. Bright pink Aroma of slight bubblegum, cherries, earthy. Tastes of cherry cola some yeast brine. Strong acidic palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2758) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Bomber - awesome name for a beer! Plus its a beet beer! Pale red with no head. Earthy light beet, light sour, hints of vinegar, light pleasant, easy to drink, fresh. Surprising and worth trying...probably better on a hot summer day then for breakfast on a rainy and somewhat cold November morning in Seattle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Rose colored, moderate to large frothy pinkish head, nice lacing.   Tart earthy nose, definite beet in there.   Very unique!   Bright start, sour, pale earth and soil, a little herbal mountain shrub too.   This isnt that crappy Saki yeast, or so it doesnt appear to be.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Perhaps sour is too much, its very very tart, and a bit dry.   Finishes with soft beet, soil, and mountain shrubbiness.   I was really thinking this will be a nasty ass beer, but I was so surprised.   Not as sharp as others, but this is a good start!   The beet aspect is very unique.   Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jnanakul (26) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Poured from a 22oz bottle in to a snifter. Deep ruby / pomegranate color. Head is light quick, tiny bubbles, initially foamy but dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet, acidic, beets are not as in your face as I expected based on reviews Ive read (not necessarily a bad thing). Taste is sour, slightly sweet, raspberry notes and again, beets are subtle. Flavor dies off a little too quick. I wish the sour would last longer or that there was a little more sweetness to balance it out. It finishes earthy, smooth and mildly beety. Light body, fairly dry, tangyness leaves a medium coat in the mouth. Overall this is a great beer. Very interesting for sure. Id say you have to try it at least once. Will I buy it again? Probably. One interesting thing Id like to point out is that I typically get heart burn from sours but this one seems to be a little easier to take.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at The Burgundian. Pours ruby with two finger head (beet color!). Smell is tart and fruity. Taste is dirty, slightly tart, and an earthy rootiness to it, not very beet forward. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Flabbergastion. Appearance of cran-raspberry juice, almost no head, aroma of tomato, beet, and a familiar unidentifiable pungency. Flavors are an intersection of a bloody mary and a gueuze. This beer makes me laugh in a humble way. Friggin awesome.

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