motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
rbsxg05, bottled. deep red colour with a minimal head. grainy aroma, lightly toasty. hint of grape juice, lightly grassy. not too bad
ChrisG (31) - Secunda, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red colour. Fruity aroma. A good drinkable beer. Probably the beer to show SAB what they are doing wrong.
omhper (18759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Ruby colour, brief head. Citric nose. Sweetish and roasty. Solid raisniny crystal malt character, rounded mouthfeel. Grassy hops adds pleasant bitternesss. A very aromatic beer that fills your mouth with flavour, remarkably similar to how I remember Usher’s Ruby Ale used to be.
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Copper colour, murky with medium tan head. Pleasant malty and fruity (apple peel, berry) aroma. Tastes of lightly roasted malt, nutty, floral hops, fruity. Somewhat sweet nicely balanced with hop bitterness. Medium body. Very decent ale. If it was a session beer I would be quite agreeable. Extra point (overall) for Gilroy’s standing up to the Big Brother - the SAB.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A friend was kind enough to bring this back from his visit to South Africa last month. Murky ruby body with medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet and fruity (melon, berry). Taste is floral hoppy, fruity (berry), medium sweet, and slightly spicy. Medium body. Nice accessible beer, eminently drinkable.