What do you call a 750ml bottle?

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  1. MCain04

    MCain04 Savant (425) Texas Jan 3, 2013 Verified

    Clearly, we are quite accustomed to using the term "bomber" as slang for a 22oz bottle. But for a 750ml bottle, I feel like there is not a consensus term used.

    Looking this up, it seems that the term "buster" has been coined, but I have never once heard that spoken. Personally I just call them a "seven-fifty." So, I ask you, does anyone actually call these bottles Buster? What do you use?

    Sorry if this has been discussed before but couldn't find the question answered on previous forums. Thanks!
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  2. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

  3. Dracarys

    Dracarys Savant (335) Alabama May 28, 2013

  4. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    "An half plus one quarter of one standard liter liquid package."
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  5. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Savant (380) Missouri Jun 10, 2008

    a seven-fifty
  6. seven-fifty - just like i call a "12.7 oz" bottle a three-seventy-five.
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  7. drtth

    drtth Poobah (1,050) Pennsylvania Nov 25, 2007

    Seven-fifty. (As you say " bomber" is the 22oz bottle size. )

    Never heard anything other than seven- fifty.
  8. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,065) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

    just a sip > 2 12oz pours
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  9. I have been calling a 750 ml bottle a "seven fitty" for years now.
  10. BeerFan

    BeerFan Savant (365) New Jersey Feb 11, 2003 Verified

  11. In Ohio we called them "fifths" because they're approximately 1/5 of a gallon.
  12. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Savant (395) Illinois Jul 2, 2010 Verified

  13. I am relatively new to craft beer, but this is the first time I have heard the term "seven fifty". I have just called them all bombers, let the education continue!
  14. I call it dinner
  15. MCain04

    MCain04 Savant (425) Texas Jan 3, 2013 Verified

    Figured that they went by seven-fifty more often than anything else. As far as my reference for the term "Buster," this excerpt from wikipedia:
    "In the United States, large bottles are 22 U.S. fl oz (650.6 ml; 22.9 imp fl oz) (colloquially called a "rocket", "bomber", or "deucer"); the European & Australian standard large bottle is 750-millilitre (25.4 U.S. fl oz; 26.4 imp fl oz) (in South Africa and Canada referred to as a "quart", in Australia known colloquially as a "longneck" or "tallie", in the United States known as a "buster")"
  16. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Hey guys did we decide what they're called yet?
  17. striker2160

    striker2160 Advocate (550) Minnesota May 5, 2013 Verified

    Um a 750 ml. Is this a trick question? When my buddy says is that a bomber I say no its a 750 ml.
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  18. Seven-fifty
    If it's cheap booze i'll sometimes use "fifth".
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  19. ScottyG

    ScottyG Savant (260) Michigan Jul 12, 2013

    I also call it a "fifth".
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  20. Retsinis

    Retsinis Advocate (615) California Sep 25, 2009 Verified Subscriber

    Seven fifty is what I typically say. "Standard' is also appropriate, or just a "bottle" a lot of the time when it works if the size is commonly known. Size names are listed here, though obvioulsy not everyone follows these by any measure.

  21. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    So how is that pronounced. Is it "seven hundred fiftyemell?"
  22. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Seven Fidy
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  23. cork n cage?
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  24. jivex5k

    jivex5k Advocate (660) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    I just call it mine.
  25. Overlord

    Overlord Advocate (665) California Jun 28, 2007

    A good start.
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  26. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (825) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    "Seven Fifty" --- but if explaining it to a non-beer person, I might say a "champagne bottle".
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  27. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,130) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Verified

    7 Fitty in da hood. I need my fohty in a 7 fitty.
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  28. A humongo.
  29. thatinvisibo

    thatinvisibo Savant (335) California Sep 5, 2005 Verified

    Seven-Fifty. Though if someone were to call it a bomber, it wouldn't rustle my jimmies.
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  30. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Champion (870) Michigan Aug 29, 2012 Verified

    I have a friend who uses the term "bomber" interchangeably when referring to the 22 oz bottles and the 750 mL bottles. I always correct him, not because I'm a giant douche*, but just out of habit, because our conversations get confusing otherwise.

    Personally, I use "bomber" to refer to 22 oz and "seven fifty" to refer to 750s. While calling them a "fifth" might sound cooler, it's also a term I tend to associate with hard liquor.

    *disclaimer: I may or may not be a giant douche; just pointing out that I'm not correcting him because of that fact
  31. I had to look up what a bomber was, but why do people use ounces for one size but millilitres for the other?
  32. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Champion (790) Arkansas Sep 1, 2012 Verified

    A beer in a wine bottle
  33. rollom

    rollom Advocate (730) New York Jan 22, 2011 Verified

    Bomber Plus
  34. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (800) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Verified

    Bomber = 22oz

    I call a 750 bottle a "750" or a "large format bottle". those are my go to names.
  35. brywhite

    brywhite Poobah (1,235) California Aug 27, 2009 Verified Subscriber

  36. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (800) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Verified

    Interesting did not know that. never heard a 750 called a buster before.
  37. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (815) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    i call it an RX-7. anyone get it?

    (i don't actually call it that)

    edit: (spoiler)
  38. rollom

    rollom Advocate (730) New York Jan 22, 2011 Verified

    Is there a Frenchman who can opine?

    And you know what they call a...a...a quarter pounder with cheese in Paris?
  39. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (825) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Well, in America, we will accept the metric system only in small doses, but in this case "Seven Fifty" is preferable because it's less syllables than "Twenty Five point Four".
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