sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2007: Growler: Poured a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, light fruity notes, some sweet malts. Flavor, bready, yeasty, floral. Soft carbonation, smooth mouth feel. Not bad.
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG07. From growler. Pours orange. Aroma is sweet malty. Flavour is slight sweet dried fruity (only mildly). Strong bitter finish.
islay (1462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Approximately 1.5 oz. sample at the Grand Tasting of the RateBeer Summer Gathering 2007 in the Twin Cities, MN on July 23, 2007. This was the twenty-first of 26 beers that I sampled and rated during the tasting. Thanks to Skyview for bringing this one. Floral aroma features apricot, strawberry, lemon, and orange scents. Pours a clear, brilliant gold with little head. Sweet, fruity flavor. Tastes almost like a fruit beer. I expect an English Pale Ale to have a bitter hops presence, but if it was there, it wasn’t very prominent in this example. Undercarbonated, but it was poured from a growler, so that’s to be expected. Medium body. Soft in the palate. Chukkar is not a bad beer, but it smells and looks better than it tastes.
JK (4920) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good, light malt flavor and aroma. Orange color. Mild malt flavor and classic English pale ale. Reminded me a little of a marzen.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet sugary caramel aroma. Dry grainy floral hops flavor with some light caramel in the background.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 07 Grand Tasting beer #4. Light gold pour with no head. Faint hop on the nose. Malty taste that vaguely reminded me of oatmeal bitter finish.
badgerben (4597) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2007. Another SoDak from Skyview. Growler. Copper color with no head. Slightly hopped aroma. The malt is a nice mix of bitter and sweet: not so balanced it isn’t either, but there are definite sweet hits and bitter hits. Slight caramel finish.
jsquire (3727) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of the growler from skyview at RBSG ’07. Golden orange color with very little head out of the growler. Floral nose with lots of grain. There is a raw graininess with a dry piney hop note. The finish tends toward the grassy.
Tmoney99 (11822) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewpub. Copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Light sweet citrus aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with the same balanced finish of moderate duration. Good brew that appears to be a local pick.
tatinek (45) - South Dakota, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber color with only a hint of red. Disappionting small off white head. The aroma is pleasantly malty. Unfortunately I could not detect the hops in the aroma. The flavor is very well balanced with a nice hop and malty dominance. Carbonation is well balanced to its body. The finish is crisp and clean which is uncommon for the malty mouth feel. Overall I would highly recommend going out of your way to try this beer.