sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught@Akkurat, 1989 vintage) Hazy ruby red color with a very small, lacy head. Very fresh and delicious, slightly sweet raspberry aroma. Very balanced flavor with sweetness and mild tartness, and very fresh raspberries. The raspberry flavor is so clean it feels a bit artificial. Very refreshing, low-carbonated, medium-bodied, slightly sticky palate. An easy, pleasant and refreshing brew.
Svesse (7778) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Colour is mainly brown, with a disappearing head. Nose is rather sweet, with brown sugar bursting into dark aromas of raspberries and blackberries. Taste is sweet/sour with stifled raspberry notes, a bit of cellar, and a huge sweet/sour/raspberry finish. A bit on the sweet side, but very nice for a 17 year old.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Plan B, RBESG pub crawl, August 2005. I had this noted as 1989 but, what the heck, its old. And, although it might be old, its certainly still pretty sprightly. Really fresh fruity raspberry aroma. Nice balance of sweet fruit and acidity on the palate, although, understandably, the vibrancy has faded just a touch. But, all in all, the age hasn’t diminished this beer to any significant extent. Crisp, clean and fresh as a daisy. Remarkable.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
17 years old: At least, I remember someone saying it was 17 years old, but I see others having listed the beer we had as vintage 1986 or 1989. In any case, this one had been waiting quite a while to meet us and it was well worth the wait... Strong, thick cherry aroma is surprisingly fresh and vibrant with a fairly tart character. Opaque deep red body with low, dense, pink-white head that recedes very slowly to a ring that never fades. Biscuity, clean, raspberry flavour with subtle farmhouse phenolics and restrained acidity in the finish. Medium-light body with lively carbonation and soft texture. Still in marvelous shape despite it’s age. Sampled on draft at Plan B in Copenhagen.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught, 86 at Plan B: Red/orange with a beige lasting head. Ripe berries in the nose. Sour yet still so juicy and fresh. Amazing how a beer can be this old yet still taste so incredibly fresh. Long berry fruits. Very juicy and tart. Great stuff.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at plan b, vintage -86, RBESG pub crawl.
Red-ish colour with a tint of brown. Sweetish nose, with a light tone of canned raspberry. Lively mouthfeel and very very dry. Berry-ish candy. Very nice.
argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(RBESG05, draft at Plan B, Vintage 1986) Cloudy red body topped by an off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, raspberry, some syrup, bubblegum -- truly fantastic, I could stick my nose in this all day. Taste is medium sweet, raspberry, tart, light lemon. Light body, light acidity, remarkably fresh.
DanielBrown (4375) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Plan B during RBESG 05 pub crawl, although I can’t remember whether I was aware, at the time if it was bottled or tap or what. Faintly pink brown-ness, with a wonderful choc-covered raspberry aroma. Superb balance - soft fruit to begin, building up to palatable sourness. Spritz, fruit in the mouth, nice interestingingly long finish. Superb quality beer.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown/red with a white head with some lacing. Fruity, raspberry, almond nose. Acidic, refreshing, fruity flavour as well. Sour, only light bitter finish.
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @Plan B, vintage 1989
Deep red wirh small reddish head. Weak earthy, rasberry nose. A bit sour, extremely fresh fruity flavor for so old beer, taste of rasberries. Very fruity dessert beer. One of the last kegs in the world, thanks guys for this one out in RBESG05!