MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 6.8%. Acidic, grapefruity hop aroma. Hazy copper colour, with small floaties. Big stable head. The flavour starts off a little sweet with some grapefruit bitterness and flavour. Turns more spicy as it warms. Yeasty aftertaste. High carbonation. Quite nice and in good balance. Thanks to Manu from Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Rome.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at RBSG ’07, pours a semi-hazy coppery/amber brew with a thin off-white head that dissolves to a fine film. Spotty lacing. Aroma of oak, powdery spice, some yeast and a touch of tart tropical fruit. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation, flavors of tart fruit, with a flowery hop aftertate. Finish is light, and slightly tart. Did not pick up any ginger or myrrh character in this beverage.
yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2008 RBSG07. From 75 cL bottle. Pours orange with crispy head. Nice mild sour note blended in with malt. Flavour is sour, slight spiced. Sour finish.
From tap at Bir and Fud. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Light mouldy aroma. Flavour is slight sourish with a light malt base. Ends slight sourish.5-3-4-3-9=2.4
JK (4844) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 07. I am happy I got to try this without paying for it. It is good, but not for the price. Very light appearance and thin body. Light spices in the aroma. Flavor is just a little sour, minimal yeast. Overall a light saison. It is a good idea but it needs more flavor and aroma.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mil Bottle from mgumby. Strong rye-like grain malt aroma with hints of ginger and myrrh. Cloudy yellow-orange color wtih small head. Sweet myrrh and lemon flavor. Light bodied. Very pleasant and exotic - a bit like a wheat beer which is probably why I like it.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from mgumby, thanks! Light malt aroma with some oak. Hazy golden color. Medium palate. Sour taste with light malts. Very thin flavor overall.
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
slightly hazy yellow, pungent lovely aroma little spicy. fresh light complex and gingery a little tart and citrusy in finish.
jimhilt (2452) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Explodes out of bottle with a thick creamy head that takes a while to fade leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Spicey/floral nose. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is sweet and sour, hints of pepper, different from other spiced beers. Pricey, $12.40 for a 750ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sampled on 7/2/06: Pours a cloudy copper bronze with thin-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet biscuity caramel malt and a touch of light fruity tartness. Starts with a body that foams up in the mouth showing some fruity acidity and bittersweetness before a thin, tart and rather bland finish. Not a huge fan of this, and definitely not worth the price.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy gold with a small head and spots of lace. Aroma is of citrus and a touch of dryness. Yeast and a note of pears. Dry. The flavor on the other hand is a bit more sweet. The citrus is there, though there is some yeast. A little doughy. Smooth and even bodied. Very refreshing. A session beer almost. I want to try this again in the summer.