steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not bad, not bad. cremey yet lively mouthfeel; a bit buttery, cheesy, honey or caramel noted, more emphasis on spice than fruitiness, which for me is a plus; a semi-thick, sweet and refreshing ale, but perhaps too lively. i need to dig deeper!
omhper (21755) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2005 Bottled at RBESG. Cloudy golden. Grassy aroma. Yeasty and buttery with lively mouthfeel. Dryish with excellent soft malt character. Funky, yet fresh. Really complex, yet drinkable. Very French. I am most impressed!
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazy golden with a fine head. Spicy with lots of malt and some notes of citrus and honey. Way too carbonated. This reminds me more of a bland, standard Belgian Blond. I loved the Roja - this is disappointing. 120805
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a off-white head. Honey earthy aroma and taste, light fruity. Medium body and a sweet finish.
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy deep copper with a minimal head. Lots of alcohol and yeast in the aroma and in the flavor. Under that there’s some nuttyness and some dark fruits coming out. Tasted almost like a belgian strong. I can definitely see this beer aging well.
bu11zeye (12343) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with an average off-white head. Aroma of sugar cookie dough, butterscotch, honey, vanilla, coriander, and banana. Flavor of butterscotch, raisin, malt, banana bread, and spices.
hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at GTMW. Aroma of honey, clove, celery, sweet and buttery. Pale, cloudy yellow without much of a head. Sweet flavor, lots of clove and black pepper then hint of corn and a grassy finish. Light body, dry texture, again very crisp. I am liking Jolly Pumpkin so far.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle RBESG. Way too alcoholic. It burns my throat. Thin, dry, unbalanced. Sharp, even sour flavor.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best Golden’s out there. More character than a Duvel and enough carbonation to fool you into thinking it’s really a belgian made beer. I’m not sure why they call it a BDG on this site, since the label calls it a Golden. They must have mixed it up with the Rioja.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 05. Pours a deep golden color with an initial large head and high carbonation. Spicy aroma along with wood and earthiness. A fair amount of barnyard as well. Lots of earth in the flavor along with some light caramelized malts. Medium bodied despite the high carbonation. Slightly sweet finish.