ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 On tap. Pours golden amber with decent white head. Aroma is doughy and juicy. Taste is pretty clean and herbal with a light dry finsh.
Aurelius (3726) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color of watery tea, rafting seafoam head. On tap, Peculier Pub, HHR trip. Vegetable green flavors over clear orange gel and hops. Sort of like De Koninck with American and English hops. Interesting. Went a little flat on me. Two-pronged finish - seems to finish fairly quickly, then the hops are resurrected in the aftertaste.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 On draught at Publick House, 9/27/2005. Pours a lucid, slightly hazy, honey yellow with slight, soft orange tints. Head is small, but well retained and wispy, providing great lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma of clean, honeyish pils malt, soft sweet white dough, bits of lemons, tangerines, peaches and angel-food cake with a clean and light Belgian yeast presence. Maybe a passing floral note of hops in the nose, but otherwise pretty light on those. Flavor is pretty straightforward, very clean honey, light grainy pale malt, a bit more light peaches and a touch of sweet tangerines. A bit of creaminess through the middle with a light Belgian yeastiness to follow, with light dough/malt sugars lingering on. Very clean and wonderfully drinkable, with a low to moderate carbonation. Hops keep the beer dry, without being terribly flavorful or noticeable, but thatís fine with me. A well-done piece of brewing, as seen by the clean nature, great balance and easy mouthfeel. Surprised to see itís 6.9abv. Gets a little watery and loose in texture as it warms, with, perhaps, the malt getting a little boring at the end of the glass and some definite breadiness growing on the palate.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Redbones (Somerville, MA). Golden coloured, well-balanced - had a little of everything in it.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Hazy golden color with a large off-white head. Malty aroma with some sweetness and touch of hops. Flavors of caramel malt, apricot and other fruits, and clovey spices. Semi-dry with a light bitter finish. Nice start for this place and would like to try the rest of the line up.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Highly effervescent deep orangey golden topped by a small white head. Buttery yeasty banana nose. Bready and fruity nature (peach, apricot) always in the sweetness department. Kinda ehavy on the butter this one. Sweet palate, coriander, bread and plenty of estery fruitiness play along joyfully. Soft palate, sweet and smooth with active yet easy going carbonation.
SpringsLicker (2941) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fizzy, average sized head sits above a light golden body.
Mild candy aroma with some yeasty notes in the background.
Not overly impressive yet not offensive in any way. Lacks the overall complexity to grab my attention.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 05. Growler. Its hard for this beer to recieve propper recognition when it is put up against the absolute best beers in the world like at the gathering, but it seemed that people were enjoying it nonetheless at the tasting friday night. This is a really nice easy drinking belgian pale ale that is really well made. It is quite unlike any other belgian pale ale I have ever had really. Pours very light color- with slight haze- to almost clear, and a nice pure white fluffy head. Aroma is bready and malty with a good amount of herbal and spicy hops. Flavor is also pretty malty with a good amount of that traditional belgian spicy and fruity yeast with a nice hoppy backbone for bittering. I really liked this one and I will definately get another growler for myself next time I go to Shoreline Beverage. (which Is where I got the original growler from).
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 2012-12-24. Hazy dark orange, small beige head. 3+ Modest aroma, hoppy with modest green leafy touches, sort of oily resiny quality. 7+ flavour is similar, oily resiny orange hops. Modest bitterness, lightly earthy malt undertones. 7+ average bodied palate is softly carbonated. Okay. 7/3/7/3/14 Can from Premier Gourment, Buffalo
RBSG 2005. Growler. Golden body, small white head. Sweet floral hops in the aroma. Mild bitterness, herbal floral hops, average palate. Meh. 5/3/5/3/12 2.8
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler sampled at the RBSG Ď05 bottle tasting courtesy of Dickinsonbeer: Pours a clear bright golden with a thin, lightly-lacing white head. Aroma is semi-sweet, lightly bready and mild. Body mimics the aroma with a touch of Belgian yeast and a little caramel maltiness and authenticity, but not much going on otherwise.