Tremenda Bomba
J. Wakefield Brewing

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Wild Ale
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4.11 | pDev: 0%
J. Wakefield Brewing
Florida, United States
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DvdP from Netherlands

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
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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Damian from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
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: 4.11 out of 5 with 2 ratings