nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle RBSG 07. Yellow pour with a white head. Aroma of dank skunky hops and pale malt. Flavors of grassy hops, pale malt, yeast and a bit og lemon zest. Medium/light body with a bitter clean finish.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from iowaherkeye - thanks Joey! Pretty pour - deep, clear gold with a fluffy white head. Well carbonated, with streams of bubbles rising up to the head. Nice lacing. Mildly sweet nose, lightly malty, shortbread cookie, chalk dust and mild grass. Initially, a nice grassy bite shocks the tongue, but it fades and a lightly spicy grain takes over. More dry than expected, the hops really shine through toward the finish, with light lemon zest joining the grassyness. Pepper peeks through at the very tail end of the clean, dry finish. I enjoyed this very much, an excellent session brew!
houseofwares (21) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2009 Bottle. Pours pale gold. On the nose you’ll find malt in front of lemon, lime, and citrus hops. The body is thin, but has "backbone". The flavor is perfect for warm weather, or warm fare with soft citrus fruit followed by an array of subdued hop notes. There hasn’t been a New Glarus beer that I haven’t liked, and this is no exception. Fuck you.
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma of pale malts, grain, floral hops and a hint of lemon. Flavor is well hopped with grain, light malts, grass, and notes of some citrus with a crisp finish.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker golden pour, small white head. Aroma is corn. Flavor is corn, biscuit and lots of noble hops. Good crisp hop flavor and a good amount of malts. what else to say about a pilsener
eaglefan538 (2965) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy Bockyhorsey. Our was golde with a bit of amber hues mixed in there, nice initial white head, changes to thin covering, ring around the edge, spotty lacing. The aroma was herbal, grassy, grainy, wheaty bite? The flavor followed the aroma, a touch of mintiness in there too. A lot going on in this one, despite it being just a "blonde" ale. Mouthfeel wasn’t bad, full for a blonde.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to jarlbartar for bonusing me this tasty brew. 12oz bottle pours clear golden with white head. The aroma is crisp and lively with mild lemon, hints of hop spice and floral hops as well as sugary pale malts and hints of wheat. As it warms the faint hop aromas grow to more than a murmur. The taste starts sweet and malty and quickly turn into crisp a lemon twang (not all that tart or sour), hop spice and floral hops. Just like in the nose. The hop flavor seems to grow into the finish with a nice lingering floral hop sense and carries into the finish.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have praised Dan and Deb for bringing this back to our open mouths ! The taste is malty with an assertive bitternes (flavor and aroma) not as dry as some dort style lagers, but better balanced. Flavor is perfect and this is what my great grandfather would have loved after pushing the manual lawnmower around. I wish and can hope that they make this a year round beer !!!! PS this is also Dan’s favorite beer to brew (as told by Deb) Cheers !
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Truly an outstanding drinking experience and to those who can get this beer at their local store I am jealous. This might be one of those "go-to" beers because it is outstanding in every way. An aroma of toffee, rich molasses, and brown sugar. Appearance was a deep brown, almost black body, with a very thin head. Flavor was really sweet, molasses and caramel do their best to hide an earthy character that was there. All that and it still has enough to show a dark fruit character that made it go from damn good to great. Excellent beer. A must have.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 07 Minneapolis Grand Tasting: Pale yellow, light head and lacing. Nose of skunky hops and salty malt. The flavor is malty, husky, some malts. Clean, balanced. Ok.