RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this beer on 1/6/2004. Aroma is a dry cherry scent that seems somewhat wine like. Color bright red with ok carbonation and a this fine head. Taste tart and dry. Starting with a light/medium body it goes down with a fizzy feel. Finish come in with a gentle semi-sweet cherry taste that turns tart. in the end you are left with a fine dry wine feel. Great beer to sip on a warm summer day.
Derrick17 (10) - Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had this beer to toast at my wedding with. I thought the theme of two Ale’s comming together was cool as I was getting married.
I love the bright cherry in this beer, and the smooth finnish. I got some of the last of it almost a year before our wedding and sat on it.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found my notes from over a year ago, sampled at the brewery on tap. A beautiful, reddish pour - like, cherry reddish and lighter malts. Sweet and tart aroma with malt and slight earth. A thin palate, touch of wood and suger. Not much left in the mouth for aftertaste. Nice, slight complexity.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish amber color. Aromas of cherry, breads, and a scattering of hops. Flavor is subdued cherry, not as bold as the aroma. Crisp dry finish.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG DC 2006: Clear light ruby-amber colored body with no head and small visable particles. The aroma is fresh cherries, light spice, cloves, and pie crust. Taste is acidic cherry, allspice, hops, mild pine, grains, and pepper.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz. distinctive New Belgium bottle with a blurb and a best before date, 23.03.04, sampled at cellar temperature in a New Belgium flute glass.
Poured a slightly hazy reddish orange hued amber with a nice foamy head that settled into a thin lacing, small amount of sticking.
Aromas of tart cherry juice, a barrel woodiness and a light citrus.
Nice, even, smooth carbonation, held up well, better than what I was expecting, and a dry, tart, crisp medium-light bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant lambic taste, tart cherries, dry juicy, with a touch of citric, a little earthy wood flavor, a soft floral hop bitterness, the alcohol is not that noticeable and adds warmth in the palate, and a dry, slightly tart finish with a taste of cedar coming through, good lambic drinkability, but I do think that it lost some sourness.
I was looking through my "cellar," a back room in my basement that I can close off and keep cool and dark, for a couple of bottles to throw in as extras in a recent trade when to my surprise I found this and when I looked, I found I hadn’t reviewed it, kind of made my evening more pleasant after a long day at work. I should have drank this in ’04, but it wasn’t that bad, held up better than I thought it would.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBSG ’06. Clear, reddish body with white head. The aroma is sucrets cough medicine, some lacto, light cobwebs. The flavor is again cherry cough syrup, lightly tart, mildly sweet, some funk. Medium body, soft carbonation. Disappointing...
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Post RBSG 06 - Rusty crimson, small fizzy white head. Decent nose of soured cherry, wood, and citrus. Flavor is similar with a nice tartness. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, tangy, dry, fruity finish. It was aiiight...
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, 2004 vintage, 2006 RBSG, provided by Sledge Jr (Thanks Todd!). Pours a rosy glowing red with a minimal thin ring of white head. Aroma is very sweet with lots of syrupy cherry and a light tartness. Flavor is candy sweet with cloying syrupy cherry. Finish has the lightest tartness with some pixie stick sweetness. Light to medium bodied with fizzy champagne like carbonation. This was OK, but really not all that different from some of the sweeter (Lindemans) type lambics. Not my bag.
hopscotch (8867) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 Bottle... RBSG2006... Hazy orange ale with a small, off-white head. The fruity, citric aroma is a marriage of fresh cherries and citrus fruit. The acidic flavor is fruity, tart and tangy. Pretty well-balanced with only very meek sweetness. Almost medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Fruity, dry finish.