Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Ruby coloured with a firm off-white head. Extremely sweet malt aromas mixed with citrusy hop notes. Sweet on the palate with loads of bitterness and noticeable alcohol. Great beer.
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at RBESG 2005.
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Nice aroma with lots of sweetness, hops and pine needles.
Nice flavour with lots of sweetness, caramel, hops and pine needles.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2007 Bottle #3432. Poured a nice amber color with a medium foamy head. Some suspended particles. The aroma was a nice citrus and spicy hop scent with some malt in the background. Wow, that’s strong! Great hop presence (spicy and citrus), with a solid malty caramel backbone. Significant alcohol presence and very flavorful overall. Bright and sweet as it warms. Body was slick and warm – medium overall. These guys made a really fine 2IPA. Too bad it’s an anniversary brew. I’d buy it all the time.
The only addition or change I would make from the 12 oz bottle addition is that the hop flavor is much more to the pine/spruce side of things as opposed to my initial comments. Same score.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On bottle at RBESG 2005)Say the name three time fast; I dare you.Warm orange colour with a white head. Pretty hoppy, yes, but with a lot of sugar too, almost too much for the hops to handle. Syruppy mouthfill, burning finish of the hops, way too much for me. When the taste butts recovered, they detected some burnt abricot and almond too.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBESG2005. Very strong caramel nose, good hoppyness. Deep amber body, small white head. Very chewy malt flavor, quite piney hops.
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled @ RBESG2005: Golden coloured. Unclear. Off white head. Sweet and marcipany aroma. Herbal and hoppy. Quite delicous. Flavour is hoppy, herbal and somewhat floral. Sweetness and fruit balance the hops quite well. Ends on a caramelly bitterness. Is very smooth and surprisingly easy to drink. Really good one.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle RBESG. Bitter, hoppy rounded aroma and flavor. Almost like liquorice. Chestnut brown color. Very nice.
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big citrusy and resiny hop aroma, solid caramel malt, light fruitiness with peppery alcohol.
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t know what it is about these strong Pale ales that I love. Pours clear sticky copper with a medium sized tan/beige head. Huge grapefruit, caramel and chewy malt nose. Mouthfeel like a thick rich barleywine. Cotton candy, citrus, butter. Very smooth. Caramel, marshmallow. Bitters are well concealed behind the sweet toasted malts. Fisish is rich soft and warming with a tinge of hop/alcohol heat. Very nice.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG ’05 - strong grassy aroma, with some hints of malts in the background. the pour was a caramel brown, clear, and a nice white head that laced down the sides of the glass. a sweet grassy, pine flavor starts off backed up by a caramel malt center that balances things very evenly. even the aftertaste was well blended and didnt overwhelm with bitterness or sweetness. a very enjoyable brew, and no hint at all of the abv.