pivnizub (10139) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:Amber coloured, small tanned foamy layer; french fries and dark toasted malt in the nose, traces of alcohol too; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied; slightly alcoholic, nutty and dark-malty finish. O.K., not too demanding........
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle swing top 50cl @ Home.
[As Schinner Markator]. Clear medium amber color with a large, frothy, good lancing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, dark bread, light alcoholic, brown sugar notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (090608)
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Deep amber color. Aroma of malt, some graininess and some caramel. Malty caramelly flavor with some toastiness and some graininess. Medium-bodied.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: Typical dopplebock, sweet pale and richer malts, grassy and herbal hops. caramel character dominates.
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@RBESG 2008 Grand Tasting
Dark amber color, small beige head. Burned malty, caramelly, grassy hoppy aroma. Caramelly, ryeish, grassy-hoppy. Typical doppelbock, but not among the classic good ones.
Marko (4948) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 RBESG08 grand tasting
Really dark amber body. Very good malty and honey nose, some alcohol. Nice soft malty taste, notes of alcohol. Bit boring however.
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts, sour fruityness as well as some mild earthyness., Flavour is malts, earth, some caramel and very sweet notes.
ekstedt (6512) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBESG08 grand tasting. Clear amber/copper, medium tan head. Mudgy and caramelly malt aroma with some earthy hops. Dry finish. A good doppelbock.
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG2008: 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber/brown with a slowly collapsing light yellow head. Smooth malty to breadish aroma. Flavour is sweet and breadish with a light fruity note. Light sweet fruity and breadish finish. Nice one.
jonas (6785) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Bottle.
Light hoppy, wooden malt nose, hints of strawberry
Cloudy red-brown, big creamy brown head, fine carbonation.
Roast, oak, cherrypits, light herbal notes
Oxidized wooden retronasal.
Not cloying and pleasant to drink.