Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Neat! A beer that is older than me. Sampled at the RBSG ’07 grand tasting, this beer came from a plastic 275 ml bottle. Pours a light golden pale blonde brew with lots of carbonation and a fizzy white head that dissolves quickly when served cold. Aroma of soda crackers, caramel and some grassy hops. Taste is light with a touch of vanilla, and herbal hops. Finish is smooth, slightly bitter and then clean aftertaste. A good balanced light lager.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
275ml bottle. This is the national beer of Barbados and it was a lot better than I expected. It’s got a floral aroma with a hint of vanilla and pours a light gold, with strong carbonation and a small head. The flavour is a good balance of malt and hops and I found it very refreshing. The finish is dry with a hint of bitterness. I found it extremely drinkable and I liked the bottle’s painted logo (instead of a label) which is definitely a benefit when you’re drinlking it in the pool! Much better than other caribbean lagers.
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 Plastic bottle. [Thanks to yespr] Average fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spar lacework. Clear flat body with a pale yellow color. Aroma of grain, hay, cardboard and fruit. Light bodied with a thin texture. Light sweet and bitter flavor. Light dry and bitter finish.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Small plastic twist-off bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of metallic, florals, and corn grain. Flavor of corn, grassy, and somewhat metallic.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Plastic bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Clear, pilsener golden with a whiff of flowers in the aroma. Thin-bodied with a very discreet malt base and basically no bitterness. Typical - but drinkable - holiday swill. 290607
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had this on tap at the brewery. Flavored with sugar cane, hints of molasses with malts on nose. Surprisingly thick, long-lasting head. Flavor is mild, with notes of barley.
Nuffield (3667) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Classic small plastic bottles--wonderful. Served nice and cold, too. Completely offensiveless, no flavor--just watery, like Michelob Ultra. Fizzy, happy beach beer. Thanks for a new country!
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
RBSG 2007: The horror, the horror... Thanks yespr. Clear pale yellow pour with a white head. Aroma, a bit skunky, grassy. Flavor, skunky, grassy, ugh.
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not so bad. Yellow and well carbonated from a small plastic bottle. Corn in the flavor. Clean finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Grainy honey aroma. Fizzy sweet honey flavor.