ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBSG 06. Clear pale with white head. The aroma is sulfer, bread, mildew and cobwebs. The flavor is grainy, bready, light lemon and mildly tart. The mouthfeel is light and lively.
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Media. Clear faint yellow-green with a thin, creamy white head. Lace ghosts. Yeast and bread; a whiff of seabreeze. Sourdough bread dough with fresh lemon juice. Like a wheat beer lemonade. Tight, tongue-tingling carb cuts through the medium body. Finishes clean with doughy residue. A shot of woodruff gives a marshmallow taste; sweetness balances well with lactic sour. A shot of raspberry is almost too sweet. Like a mousse but still refreshing.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazy bright yellow with a thin bright white head...smell is just slightly grainy...taste is slightly sour and hints of mint...crisp clean dry finish...awesome.
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(RBSG06, growler) Clear pale straw body with white head. Aroma is mild sweet, lemon. Taste is mild sweet, lemon, not especially tart or sour. Light body, no crispness.
TheBeerGod (5164) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler at RBSG 2006. Cloudy gold. Aroma instantly smacks of lemon tartness and grains/wheat. Some big yeasty notes as well. Taste is grainy and yeasty with slight lemon tartness throughout. Body is light, crisp, dry towards the end but with some astringentness to it. Finishes with more grainy or wheaty flavors, yeast and lemon tartness.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler at RBSG ’06. Pale yellow color with a small white head. Tart, lemony aroma that reminded me somewhat of vomit. Mildly tart flavor with some lemon and wheat. Tasted better than it smelled, but only by a hair.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2006 - Grand Tasting. Clear lemon-yellow body with a clean white head. Aroma of fresh wheat, old fruit, lemon drops, and a tart lactic quality. Very wheaty and fairly clean tasting with some quenching acidity that is a little on the weak side, plus some light residual sweetness. A nice summer beer and decent rendition of the style. Nicely timed for comparison purposes, in that I drank a Berliner Kindl Weisse less than 24 hours prior. I prefer the Kindl Weisse by a hair.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at RBSG06. Clear pale yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of light sour. Lightly sour flavor with some hints of grain.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This functioned as a good palate cleanser during the RBSG 2006. It was much like the lemon sorbet that you will sometimes get at a restaurant between courses. This is both a good and bad thing. Pale straw with a white head. Sour lemon, with some earthy nuttiness. The flavor is was extremely close to a tart lemon sorbet. Maybe a tad one-dimensional but it worked, as a palate cleanser.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer #18 RBSG 06. Growler. Pale yellow, very slight head. Honestly, I thought it smelled like a baby diaper. In some beers, I dig that aroma. In this one, not so much. Luckily, this didn’t carry over into the flavor. Flavor was lightly of wheat, and some lemon tinged sourness. Just so-so, but happy to try another from this style.