heavy (2161) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12/07 A 0.5 l bottle found at a local bar. It poured golden body with big head. Acidic hop aroma with some grain. Flavor was only a slight improvement, if any, still raw and grainy but at least not acidic. Bitterness comes more from its crudeness than from real hops, which are present though in some herbal way. Very weak honey malt, generally watery and thin in body, short, almost bland finish. So typical yet nothing to compare with from this brewery.
Borresteijn (4934) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
RBESG ’12, Bratislava. Grand Tasting at Richtar Jakub. 50cl Bottle. Clear pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of hemp, light malty, dusty. Flavour is sweet, light corny, dry, watery. Light bodied. Nothing off, not spectacular though.
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2012. Clear yellow appearance with an off white head. Straw, metal, grainy aroma. Somewhat clean, grainy, straw, lemon flavor. Ok.
erickok (3798) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden and golden. Ugly head. Mass produced smell, pilsner smell, classic hops. Standard pils taste. Okay.
Gurthnar (2179) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Bottle, RBESG 2012 grand tasting. Clear golden colour. Aroma eurolager. Taste same, annoying sugary maltiness. Low drinkability, euro finish.
Cuso (5110) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
RBESG Grand Tasting. Golden color with small white head. Malty, grassy aroma. Sweet malty taste.
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
RBESG Grand Tasting. Golden with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma with cardboard and a weed-y note. Sweet malty flavour with herbal hops and cardboard
abemorsten (2923) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
0,5 l green bottle from Ivana Trgovina in Split. Inch thick off-white head on a sparkling golden body. Light malts, herbs and artificial citrus esters on the nose. Medium sweet, light malts and a papery bitterness that lasts a while. Light to medium body and medium carbonation. There’s nothing here to make it stand out from any standard industrial lager, but I bet that’s not the intention either.
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
JEDAN JE HAJDUK IZ SPLITA!
In related news, I’ve had this at a rock/metal pub in Split, one of the few places I’ve seen it so far. Apparently brewed for the entire region of Dalmatia, but the connection, despite no design links, with Hajduk Split, is unmistakeable. They have a sponsorship deal with Carlsberg Croatia so this was only to be expected. It’s probably a relabel, but hey, until I can prove it, it looks like this... a golden lager with a relatively big, thick white head that went away at a medium pace. A sourish herbal nose, typical of a macro lager. The taste, however, doesn’t go into that direction, bitterish, it carries very light notes of peach and elder, but there’s no real maltiness. Not undrinkable. Now... if only they had the brains to make a Belgian Wit (white being the colour of the club), it might’ve been something. Like this, an afterthought. And even though I’m tempted to give it a 20 overall, I’ll be pro on this and give it what it deserves...