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 (11411) - 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 (3455) - 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 (1095) - Southampton, 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.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 05. This is one of Flying Dog’s best along with Gonzo. Medium amber with a nice sticky white head and good lace. Aroma is loaded with citrus and piney hops and backed by a fair amount of sweet caramel malts. The flavor is dominated by hops and backed by enough malt that it makes the flavor very resiny with sticky piney hops, instead of just being a hop tea. Big mouthfeel, from all the malt. As it warms it becomes a bit too thick and is almost medicinal in the taste.
TimE (5095) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2007 Creamy white head. Deep amber copper color. Citrusy nose with a good dose of caramel malt and apple and peaches representing the hops. Thick body that is too sweet for my liking with apples and oranges. Dry moderately bitter finish. I found a sample was more than enough. The thick sweetness just got to me.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy lasting light brown head. Pretty red amber liquid. Sweet hop aroma. Flavour is hops, thick sweetness and hops. Delicious.