BuckNaked (1231) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to jeffin7: I was pretty excited to try this one, as I always am with Russian River. Pours to a dirty copper/ruby amber body with a medium off-white head. More ruby highlights show through when held up to the light. The aroma has a definite sourness to it, with some notes of tart lemon, vinous cherries or grapes, acidic wood. Taste is tart with some flavors of vinous, sharp not-quite ripened grapes, grains, lemon, spicy hops, brettanomyces, cherries and wood. The sourness sticks to your tongue for a bit, not willing to let go easily. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. I hope more brewers will continue to experiment with brett and various bacteria, as well as various ways to barrel age.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG 05 Pours a cloudy amber color. Amazing aroma and flavor of yeast, spices and fruits with an interesting level of acidity.
jercraigs (6475) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 2010-06-27. Murky range body with a rich creamy beige head that is one of the most impressive I have seen. Pleasant aroma, modest cherry fruit character, sourness, light musty funk, seems a bit subdued overall but is rather nice. 7+ Flavour has a pleasant moderate sourness throughout, sour cherries throughout, moderate woody funk, refreshing zippy sourness in the finish. Silky smooth average palate is optimally carbonated. Clearly I was not prepared for this on my previous sampling! Very very good. 7+/5/8+/5/17 - 4.4 Bottle at Belmont Station, Portland.
2005-07-XX Hazy orange amber body, small white head. Brett sour aroma and flavour over barely detectable malt. Cantillon-esque which is high praise I guess if you are fond of such things. Didn’t do much for me, simplistic. 6/3/6/3/12 - 3 RBSG 2005, Montreal.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour was nice amber with a smallish off white head...smell was strong of citrus and yeast...taste was sour citrus with some brett for sure...mildly tart finish...good...
tiggmtl (4514) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cherries, mango, pineapple and nutmeg in the buttery aroma. Opaque orange-tan with thin, fully-diminishing ring of off-white head. Pineapples and cherries with strong butter and lactic acidity. Very dry wine-like body. Bad bottle? Batch 1 sampled with MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
jasonp (1556) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with an off-white head. Nice aroma of brett/barnyard and citrus fruits. Flavor has notes of fruity tartness, barnyard funk, citrus/lemon, sourness, oak and some cherry in there too. Didn’t detect that much of an alcohol presence here. Medium bodied with a very lively, spritzy carbonation. Nice head retention too.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2005 Couleur orangée allant vers le dorée surmontée d’une faible mousse blanche concassée. Plusieurs échantillons évalués au stand de Russian River lors du Boston American Beer Fest. Expérience passablement variable d’une bouteille à une autre. Le diacetyl produit par le pediococcus semble être présent à différent niveau d’une bouteille à une autre. Au pire des cas, les arômes n’étaient pas très plaisants par leur extrême et vive référence au diacetyl, dans le meilleur des cas, on y retrouve une explosion beurre à la mangue, de pain grillé, de cerises sures sur un puissant dégagement d’odeurs liées au brettanomyce. En bouche, acide lactique, une trace de vieux fruits foncés allant vers le bois et presque vers le goudron….Complexe et prometteur mais possiblement encore trop jeune!!! Cette note représente une moyenne des échantillons évalués.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 RBSG 2005... Poured a hazy orange gold color with a light, off white head, that left spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of herbs, tart grapes, sour cherries, brett, and a touch of caramel. Taste of sweet malts, oak, coconuts, pineapple, bretty yeast, tart cherries, and sour grapes.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 RBSG Montreal Friday Night Tasting. Cloudy pale golden colour with a frothy and fizzy white head. Leather, sour fruit, yeasty, lightly candyish aroma. Lightly tart, oaky, fruity, and yeasty flavours. Very light bodied and almost watery, but still refreshing.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice orange-amber color with deep orange glow. This original beer has a nice airy head with an off white faint pinkish color. The aroma is one of the finest i ever had in this type of beer. it is elegant and complex. It begins with a fine boost of ripe cherry’s and has touches vanilla and ripe Renette apples.
In the second fase there is a lactic freshness with hints of wood and some rubarbe jam. In the nose you can notice a sharp fruity acidity and the roundness of ripe red summer-berry’s. The aroma of a big Bourgudy wine is not far away. The taste has a perfect balans. It is sweet and sour without being to sharp or to sweet. It is super complex and exposes a rim-ram of different accents on the pallet. First the ripe cherry’s and the sour apples, some vanilla and greek yoghurt. The mouthfeel is light lively and has touches of bergamots. This beer is sharp and smooth at the same time. It is very wine-like and has some well hidden earthy tone. Tarte tattin without the cinnamon, some cedar wood, oak, rasped renette apples and again touche of a very ripe pinot noir wine.
This one is indeed exelent and the balans is out of this world.
Thanks Joris for charing this one with me.