BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to skyview for sharing at RBSG07. Took me a month to figure out the grand and the teton on this one, though the oud bruin came through just fine. A light red brown color with no head. Nice sour cherry nose with a similar body.
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped at the Grand Teton Brewing Company near Victor, Idaho and picked up three of the Cellar Reserve brews for the RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting. Since Old Bruin was available, we’ve added a fourth Grand Teton for the tasting. Pours a clear amber brew with a nice off-white head that dissolves to a fine film. Aroma of sour pears, caramel malt, and some tart cherries. Taste is slightly tart with a medium body and light carbonation. Finish is a little watery, with some earthy yeast and dry bitter aftertaste.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750cl bottle: Cherry, oak, dust, and toffee aromas; pors with a creamy, short head over a deep ruby colored body; the flavor is lightly fruity (cherries and pear), slightly sour, and somewhat spicy; rather dull, actually, and quite watery; pales to most any real Flemish brown. I expected more.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear reddish amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet cherry aroma with some light sour and caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with some light cherry and a tart ending.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2007: Poured copper with a white head. Aroma, fruity, sugary, caramel, toffee, some sour notes. Flavor, caramel, yeasty, some brett, fruits, a little sour, but not much.
Kinz (3279) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Last sampel courtesy of maniac in my echo of the RBSG 07. Medium amber. Still some decent carbonation. Great nose of sour cherry and bitter almond with a touch of brett. Flavor unfortunately is considerably more muted, with almost hefe like flavors of clove and banana dominating, with no real sourness. Great nose, too bad the flavor wasn’t anything like it. I probably should have put the aroma at a 9 and the flavor at a 6, but you get the idea.
jake65 (2611) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Old Boise Brewfest: Light amber pour with a moderate off-white head. Nose is vibrant and fruity, some caramel and malts. Tastes overly sweet with light citrus fruit notes and caramel. I have a bottle to age and may re-rate on this...
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lighter red than i would expect, didn’t get a big head. My notes pretty much say that has a belgian aroma, light flavour and spice, not very sour.
BuckeyeBoy (2692) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On Tap at the Old Boise Brew Fest 2007 Pours out a clear amber topped with a tan head. A light belg aroma with a little spice. This was not much of a Flemish sour to me.
IndianaRed (2383) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On Tap at the Old Boise Brew Fest. Light yellowish amber witha small off-white head. LIght sweet grainy malt aroma with some fruitiness. Flavor was again, sweet, plain, lacking in much character. No lactic or acid souness that I could detect either. I would gladly trade a better product for a less verbose and pretentious commercial description. Dissapointing.