What do you call a 750ml bottle?

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  1. MCain04

    MCain04 Zealot (585) Jan 3, 2013 Texas
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    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 Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

  3. Dracarys

    Dracarys Initiate (0) May 28, 2013 Alabama

  4. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (698) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

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

    cubbyswans Aspirant (238) Jun 10, 2008 Missouri
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    a seven-fifty
  6. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

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

    drtth Poo-Bah (2,952) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

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

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

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,205) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    just a sip > 2 12oz pours
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  9. TheGator321

    TheGator321 Aspirant (239) May 29, 2013 Connecticut

    I have been calling a 750 ml bottle a "seven fitty" for years now.
  10. BeerFan

    BeerFan Initiate (138) Feb 11, 2003 New Jersey
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  11. duffcalifornia

    duffcalifornia Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2010 Wisconsin

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

    Infinite1 Aspirant (273) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois
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  13. 2013beer101

    2013beer101 Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2013 Colorado

    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. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

  15. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

  16. MCain04

    MCain04 Zealot (585) Jan 3, 2013 Texas
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    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")"
  17. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (698) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

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

    striker2160 Disciple (397) May 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    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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  19. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    If it's cheap booze i'll sometimes use "fifth".
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  20. ScottyG

    ScottyG Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2013 Michigan

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

    Retsinis Champion (848) Sep 25, 2009 California
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    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.

  22. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (698) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

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

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Seven Fidy
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  24. neophilus

    neophilus Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    cork n cage?
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  25. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    I just call it mine.
  26. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,221) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

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

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,509) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    7 Fitty in da hood. I need my fohty in a 7 fitty.
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  28. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    A humongo.
  29. thatinvisibo

    thatinvisibo Initiate (187) Sep 5, 2005 California

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

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,452) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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    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. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    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 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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    A beer in a wine bottle
  33. rozzom

    rozzom Zealot (586) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Bomber Plus
  34. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,258) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Bomber = 22oz

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

    brywhite Meyvn (1,227) Aug 27, 2009 California

  36. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,258) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Interesting did not know that. never heard a 750 called a buster before.
  37. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,449) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    i call it an RX-7. anyone get it?

    (i don't actually call it that)

    edit: (spoiler)
  38. rozzom

    rozzom Zealot (586) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    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 Meyvn (1,221) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    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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  40. sahd-1

    sahd-1 Disciple (367) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    Yes, we always called 750 ml bottles of hard liquor "fifths" too.
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