Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold lager with fizzy smallish crown. Medium sweet grainy malt aroma with wet grassy hop character at finish. Medium bodied, juicy lager with decent malt base, light alcoholic aftertaste. Toasted (sic) malt. Fine.
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBSG 2005: Poured golden with a small cream colored head. Light grassy aroma. Light honey flavor with some fruitiness and hops. Mildly bitter finish. Good.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle at RBSG Montreal. Smelly pungent nose full of wild grasses and weeds erupting from a lightly oily-hazy gold body with full lasting head and some nice thick lace...full malty-sweet body is heavy on character but also drinkability, caramel and vanilla kept in check by a helping of grassy hops...lovely warming medium-thick mouthfeel with light carbonation.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 RBSG Montreal Friday Night Tasting. Golden orange colour with a fizzy off-white head. Toasty, lightly fruity, orange blossom aroma. Toasty, grassy, light honey flavours with a faint fruity bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, smooth but dry and lightly sticky mouthfeel.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Honeyish nose, shimmering golden, creamy head. Stale malt taste, light bodied, average.
GonZoBeeR (2919) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance:Clear gold,light head....
Flavor:Good malt flavor,bread...
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color, off white head. Aroma of sweetish malt along with some toasty, nutty aromas. Flavor was mostly malty, along with some toasted bread, and mild hops to round it out. Medium bodied. Highly drinkable. Top notch lager.
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear golden color in the glass with a foamy, tan head. At times it looks like it’s almost peach-colored. A trace coated the top of the brew for the entire time I was drinking it. The aroma was that of sweet malted and something like roasted nuts. It reminded me a bit of roasted chestnuts I smell in New York City at Christmas. A smooth beer that I found highly drinkable. It was easy to kill a bottle in short order, but to appreciate it at the same time. The flavor initially is that mostly of the malts in the brew, with a slight taste of toasted wheat underneath. The finish is where the hops come through nicely, with just a touch of honey flavor here. It’s a very well-balanced, medium-bodied beer that is terrific to drink on a summer afternoon sitting by the pool.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer had a moderate toasted flavor to me as I expected and was very well balanced. It had a nice finish as well. Its definately meant for easy drinking if nothing more. I got this at State Line in Elkton, MD.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden copper, quickly dissapting head. Nose is somewhat malty with hints of yeast. Medium bodied, crisp, not very toasted but drinkable.