chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (as Goliath) at RBESG grand tasting, August 2005. Hazy blonde colour. very grainy aroma. better on the palate - yeast, light bitterness and some citric hops. Sweetish mouthfeel. But, all in all, not particularly interesting.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Transluscent gold, fine bubbles. Crisp, mildly hoppy. Good moddy-nut malty qualities, well balanced. Firm mouthfeel.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy dark golden. Aroma is sweet, and of raisns/prunes. Taste is spicy, sweet, with notes of rasins
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle pours a pale yellow and creates a thick and fluffy white head that laces my glass well. The head is nice, this meets the style characteristics quite well. Floral aroma with spices, dominated by coriander. Flavor is clove and coriander, peppery spice and sweet malt, strong yeast character and is lightly bitter in the back end. Medium body that opens sweet but finishes dry. Carbonation is soft and creamy. This is enjoyable, I am not certain if I will have the chance to try this again, but I would.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a off-white head. Sweet yeasty aroma and taste, light hoppy. Medium body and a sweet finish.
Sigmund (5024) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, under its alias "Goliath", RBESG 2005 Grand Tasting. Sweetish malty aroma and flavour, not that remarkable.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on bottle at RBESG 2005)Dark abricotcolour, hazy and a white head. Very strong aroma of toast. Flavour is of vanilla and pear, lovely. No trace of the alcohol. Smooth like whiped cream and a slight tartness in the even slighter hoppy finish. Nice, fresh finish there.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Blond with diminishing head. Aroma of peach, honey, yeast, candi sugar. Full mouthfeel, little bit sweet. Not bad, not outstanding.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cl bottle. Cloudy texture. Strong yeasty, little bit soapy aroma, aroma, with a little bit fruits (abricot?). Bitter biting yeasty taste. Watery aftertaste.
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddled orange color with a medium head. Yeast and spice in the aroma. Strong malt base with a bready touch. A little too much bitterness throws it off balance. Meh.