blankboy (5628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry. Pours a clear reddish brown with a small off-white head. Slightly skunky aroma (stupid green bottles) of sweet malt, light hops and sugar. Flavour of sugar, malt caramel and light alcohol is much too sweet for me. Mildly bitter, the alcohol is too present and a metallic aftertaste that I did not care for at all. Dissapointing.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very light color with a very thin head. Sweet and cidery smell, apples, some malt, and a bit of diacetly. Slick mouthfeel. Sweet flavor with some maltiness, but the alcohol shows through. Harsh finish and a very light body.
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 750ml bottle (2004) shared with blankboy. Poured a clear gold, slight copper tinge at top of glass - very small head. Aroma was initially quite skunky, then settled to wet grass, harsh raw hops, grain, malt vinegar, slightly sweet maltiness, leaves. Taste was initially light - raspberry, wheat, mild malt, increasing bitterness with warming. Mouthfeel was earthy, metallic and alcoholic - quite astringent, I could swear they used hard water in the brewing. A very harsh bitterness on the finish - perhaps slightly off due to the green bottle?
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
07.08.05 RBSG Pale amber, minimal head. Slight aroma of feet, sulfur. Not terribly appealing. Thin flavor includes mild vanilla ice cream and gym locker. Other off-fruity hints. Tangerine?? I guess this one didn’t really agree with my taste buds.
SpringsLicker (2943) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small frothy white head that disappears immediately. Light brown body
Unassertive malty aroma. The flavor had many acetic and sour notes that shouldn’t be in any sort of Bock. Off a bit perhaps??
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance:Amber with a light head...
Flavor:sugar,malt caramel,light alcohol...
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004: Pour was amber with a thin tan head...smell was bready with some hints of sweet citrus...taste was just sweet alcohol...
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the RBSG ‘05 bottle tasting courtesy of beerhugger: Pours a clear pale copper with a thin whispy off-white head. Aroma is dry, grainy and caramely malty with some lager yeast character. Body starts dry, full, earthy and malty, but not very sweet. Decent eisbock, but could really use some more complexity.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couleur ambrée, faible quantité de mousse beige pale. Arômes axés vers le malt, céréales, shredded wheat, quelques notes d’alcool aussi présentent. Passablement sucrée en bouche, céréales toujours présentes, faible trace de légumes bouillis, ne semble comporter aucun profil de houblon. On y ressent l’influence Allemande par son profil et caractère maltée. RBSG2005.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBSG 05 Clear amber color. Aroma and flavor of skunk pee with malt and fruits. The body is medium and the texture liquorous.