3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange color and clear. Pine and bread aromas, with a strange sweet caustic flavor, very malty and sweet, with light hops and a thick, high ABV body... not balanced in my opinion, but good as an experimental beer.
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2005. Golden amber body, with a small white head. Interesting hops that I can’t quite place in the aroma as well as malt and alcohol that belies its strength. Malt with a moderate bitterness and a dry alcoholic finish. Lingering unidentified aftertaste is quite pleasant. Medium bodied palate. Did not enjoy this as much as some others. Will try it again if the chance arrives to more deeply explore it.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is orangey amber with a thin off white head...smell is malty sweet but yeast and hops came out as it warmed...taste was sweet biscuity malt and a sweet alcohol finish...syrupy sweet...
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
2005 RBSG - Malty aroma with a hint of hops. Chewy malt with nice balance of hops. Sweet, sticky, and a little musty, Decent, and balanced.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBSG 2005 at DDC: Clear brilliant copper body and a thin white head. Moderate yeast and hop aroma. Taste is sweet and not much resembling a pilsener except the aroma. (shown as an Imperial Pilsener at DDC) Mild fruit flavor-grape and apple. A little wood, rubber and plastic also.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 RBSG Montreal Saturday. Golden amber colour with a fizzy and frothy white head. Aroma was peachy, citrus, and caramel. Fruity, caramel, and grapefruit flavours with a citrus and alcohol finish. Medium bodied, rich.
TimE (3365) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden color, malty nose with subtle, peachy fruity nose. Rich syrupy mouth with peaches, pears and apples. malty, rich finish. Pleasently warming and pleasently tasting. Great stuff
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
looks nice in the glass. large frothy head. strong alcohol aroma. pretty complex.
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber orangeish color, with a soft foamy white head, leafy, pale malt, hop flower aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with crystal malt, leafy,grassy, having a touch of alcoholic warmth, in a good bittering hops finish.
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) At the brewpub. Described as an Imperial Pilsner, this beer has kick, body and looks. I was very impressed with the malty flavours covering the orange and peach undertones. Extremely well balanced. Lovely colour and deserving of a second sample - which I had!