yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is slight caramelish. Sweet malty and slight caramelish. Bitter and sweet caramelish finish. Simple.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, and citrus. Flavor of grain, some citrus, earth, florals, and grass with a dry finish.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Helles Bock ‘06–on tap-pours a big foamy white head and pale yellow color. Aroma is faint sweet. Taste is faint sweet malt, grassy hops. Mild carbonation.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2005 From growler thanks to Egajdzis. Poured a medium golden color with a smaller off white head. Aromas of citrus and light caramle. Tastes of lemons, grass, and lightly spicy. Nice dry and clean finish.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Ginger Man. Very pale straw colour. Creamy white head. The aroma is fresh and clean with little more than the base malt apparent. Light grainy flavour with a kiss of floral hops. It’s a bit cidery tasting too, which I don’t really enjoy. Pretty boring really... they can definitely do better.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep gold with big white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, hopcit. Tastes hoppy, with citrus and some floral and fruit elements. Layers of complexity in this. Bravo.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Sly Fox for RBSG 2011. A beer back from the dead. Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Small, white lace. Nose is similarly grenadine heavy like the maibock along with some oddities like Play-Doh. Taste is however not syrupy sweet and gains loads of sourdough, biscuit, fresh dough, earthy grain and welcome cereal bran. Nice.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A clean full bodied blonde lager. Nice beer.
How: Tap at brewpub, Phoenixville location. One of the RBSG 2011 bus-trip pit-stop. Not sure why this is currently marked as retired with a dozen of rates in the past month???
The look: Clear golden blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Typical low-hopped lager nose that pushes forward fresh cereals. Full round body with plenty of chewy cereals, a bit of caramel, a bit of honey, some citrus fruits, notes of iced tea. Not sure why this beer is currently flagged as retired, this beer was on tap June 2011. Both nourishing and refreshing. Everything worked in this beer and it had that lager freshness quality that I cannot put into words. We really don’t get enough good session lagers from small North-American micro-breweries. But I know that one day American micro-breweries will stop making all those sweet boozy ales and will start making more clean session lagers. And don’t tell me I live in a dream world otherwise I’m sending my horde of cyber-unicorns after you.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep bronze color with a small, off white head that left very little lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel and doughy malt, wintergreen. Biscuity taste, more caramel malt, grassy hops, very fruity, with a bitter citrus finish. Light alcohol was noticed as well.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught): Aroma of floral hops and Pils malts. Poured a medium golden color with a big, foamy, white head that lasted throughout. Flavor was medium bitter but not sweet at all. Taste was a little bit caramel malty, hops with a hint of fruit. Very nice flavor. Light body. Average carbonation. Fresh. Refreshing. Crisp. Medium bitter, lightly malty-sweet finish. Overall, a nice summer beer.