Tremenda Bomba
J. Wakefield Brewing

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J. Wakefield Brewing
Florida, United States
Fruited Kettle Sour
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4.1 | pDev: 2.44%
Jun 23, 2022
Sep 07, 2020
Batido Series 001: An Apricot, Mango, Orange & Strawberry infused sour ale with the addition of lactose for a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Canned 1/12/22

It’s always cool to see Wakefield beers up here in Mass where they’re usually quite hard to come by. I’ve only had 2 of their beers before but they’re quite the intriguing brewery to me. Let’s dive into this fun Fruited Sour

Pours a muddy brownish orange with 3 fingers of orange tinted head that quickly fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

This is definitely pastry-ish in the nose, but not overbearing. I’m picking up on aromas of jammy apricot, baked apple, sweet strawberry, pie crust, orange juice, and lemon custard

It’s more tart in taste, especially up front, and is still equally enjoyable. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting mango juice, tart apricot, lemon zest, apple skin, light vanilla, and orange juice. The swallow brings notes of orange juice, mango juice, cinnamon, sweet strawberry, light cherry, and pie crust

A medium body pairs with moderate carbonation, resulting in a surprisingly crisp beer given the thickness. Finishes mostly dry with a balanced tartness

Another solid one from J. Wakefield. I gotta try more of their stuff
Jun 23, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by RBorsato from Virginia

Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by DvdP from Netherlands

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned 07/10/20, "wear a mask". Pours deep orange, very hazy, with a rapidly disappearing bit of white foam. Smells fruity, apricot. Taste is proper sour, no lactose overkill, fruity sweetness. Lots of mango, apricot. Strawberry subtle in the back. Lovely.
Oct 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Drank from a 1 pint (16 fl oz.) can purchased at Fenway Beer Store, Boston, MA
Served in a tulip

The cloudy, apricot colored body was topped by a fizzy, inch-tall, off-white crown that quickly dissolved. There was no lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was pretty straightforward. Strawberry dominated. I find that strawberry can often lend a plastic-like quality to some beers, and it definitely did in this one. Passionfruit was also noticeable. Nice balance of sweet and sour. Touch of mango as well.

Strawberry again came through big time in the flavor profile. Super bright and tart. Like the nose, the strawberry gave the beer a plastic-y quality. Loads of passionfruit in the center. Subtle orange notes were detectable as well. The orange was more reminiscent of Tang than “real” orange juice. More tartness and acidity on the back end and the finish.

The mouthfeel was a touch thin and fizzy. A fine, spritzy carbonation gave the liquid a light fluffiness on the palate. This was more reminiscent of soda than beer.

Despite the fact that I picked up absolutely no apricot nor any creaminess from the lactose, Tremenda Bomba was still a very tasty and refreshing beer. I bet this would be particularly enjoyable on a hot summer day.
Sep 22, 2020
Tremenda Bomba from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 4 ratings