IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant lager, especially being the first beer after the grand tasting at the RBSG. Clear golden color, firm white head. NIce pale malt balanced out by the right amount of flowery hops. Light bitterness, light bodied, slightly dry. Very nice.
CapFlu (4240) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Sampled at the brewpub. Pours a thin, dissipating head atop an deep golden body. Nose of sweet malt and perfume hops. Flavour is mildly malty with a lasting bitter finish. Very good.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
07.09.05 Tap at brewpub. Dark honey color, creamy white head lasts. Aroma is peppery and fresh grass. More mineral flavors. Cleanses the waste of the wit off my palate. Wet fields of spring grains, warming and toasting in the afternoon sun. One of my favorite beers of Montreal.
DYCSoccer17 (3155) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RBSG05. Aroma is sweet, metallic, and kind of grassy. Transparent copper color with a nice white head. Sweet, crisp, and grainy malts. Nicely european-hopped finish that is crisp and spicy. Nice.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2005. First beer the morning after the bottle tasting, before lunch at L’Amere A Boire. This was not a good choice. This is not to say it’s a bad beer, just that its not one that struck my particular fancy and thus the prospect of finishing a whole one was somewhat daunting at this point. A few pints of water and a delicious kielbassa salad later I was much more game for sampling! Golden yellow with a small white head. Hoppy aroma is fruity and slightly herbal, grainy… something I can not decipher. Flavour is dominated by the European hops, with the malt support less prominent that I would personally like. Very tiny notes of citrus. Average palate is appropriate.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour was copper amber with a small white head...smell is fruity with lots of hops...taste was some sweetness but snowballing bitter hops...
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-orangeish color, with a white foamy head, floral hop, fruity, crystal malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a fruity, floral hop, caramelized malt, hint of maltiness in a hop bittering finish.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 RBSG Montreal Saturday. Golden colour with a frothy off-white head. Fruity, light orange peel, and floral aroma. Toasty, fruity, and piny bitter flavours. Medium bodied, almost juicy mouthfeel.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2005... Poured a copper (darkest helles i’ve seen) color with a medium sized white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, bread, and citrus hops. Taste of caramel malt, touch of butter, grains, bitter citrus hops, with light carbonation.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught. golden-orange body with a bready white head and sticky lace. fresh hops and bread in the aroma. The body is liberally hopped with medium carbonation. Finish is bready. Very nice structure and optimally balanced. Tasty, though I think it was a little bit early to be drinking after the big RBSG bottle tasting...especially since I tried this at like 11:15.