Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at brewpub prior to RBSG’07. Pours a clear reddish amber brew wtih an off-white head that quickly dissolves to a fine film and ring. Aroma is very light. Hard to pick up light caramel and pitted fruit. Taste is medium bodied, highlty carbonated with a slight toffee aftertaste. Not much hop bitterness.
Stine (1665) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Airport location. Transparent, sun-blasted red. Crystal malt aroma. Biscuity with mild honeycomb and general blandness. Bitterness of an empty character, tired and musty bread malts, flighty candy sweetness. Smooth, medium-bodied palate with no resonance in the mouth. An inoffensive sum of parts wholly insufficient on their own.
yespr (36104) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample from tap at the brewpub in Minneapolis. Pours clear amber. Malty and slight nutty aroma. Flavour is slight bitter and watery. Vague finish.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brew pub: Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. Aroma, caramel and toffee malts. Flavor, toffee, a little nutty, sweet with some spicy hop notes. Not bad.
hopscotch (10147) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft... RBSG 07... Beautiful, clear amber lager with a small, fizzy, white head. I’m unable to pull much out of the glass, aroma-wise, except restrained acetaldehyde. The flavor leans just a hair on the sweet side of balance, with sweet Vienna and crystal malts almost equaled by peppery hops. Ethanal rears it’s ugly head atop my palate as well. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Short, crisp, mostly clean finish.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis before the RBSG 2007 Surly tour. I loved this one. Nice coopery color, small creamy head, sweet caramely flavor with other dark fruits. I have a thing for Vikings and explorers...
argo0 (12374) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal clear copper body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some butter. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, light lager yeast, lime. Light-medium body.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 On tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis on 05/26/2009. Very clear amber body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet pale malt aroma with some light fruitiness and a bit of floral hops. Fruity flavor, some light pale malt, and some floral almost tea-like hops. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. 5/3/6/3/12 - 2.9
Jun 26, 2007: On tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis before the RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear copper amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet malty tea aroma. Sweet sugary caramel flavor with tea in the end. 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub for RBSG 07. Amber color with faint head. Malty aroma with citrus hop. Sweet malt body.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: hazed, pale crimson color, lush head, nice looking in the mug.
Bright, fruity aroma, rosy and sweet, hints of nut...
...which follows through in the taste, but dark fruits are tops. Apple, melon, grape. Tasty hops dancing on the tongue, a tidy tango, slides off easily. Big, juicy fruit. Medium bodied, clean, efffortlessly easy to zip past your lips.
A pleasantly agreeable, light and tasty lager. Can’t go wrong here.