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) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, 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 (5034) - 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 (9232) - 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.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 On 06/18/2011. Clear pink body with a small frothy white head. Tart cherry and funk aroma. Big sweet cherry flavor with some tart funk notes. Light body with moderately high carbonation. 7/3/8/4/15 3.7
On 07/17/2006. Sampled at RBSG06. 2004 Bottle. Red body with a frothy light pink head. Sweet cherry aroma. Sweet cherry flavor with a malty end. 7/3/8/3/15 - 3.6
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bb 9 May ’04. Drank in April/May ’06. Sour cherry aroma. Fruity, but very balanced. Reddish, copper color. Flavor is sour cherries, maybe a bit of wood. Finish is mlidly tart, with predominant sour cherries. Enjoyable. Thanks to Rob Beck.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty yet one-dimensional with plenty of cherry flavor yet way short on malt complexity to back it up. Mostly some graininess and gentle fructose. Mediocre.