Pinball (11089) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2008
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
clear, very yellow, small white head.
aroma is very sweet, honey and alc. reminds me of mead aroma.
flavor is honey sweet with slight bitterness and lots of alc. beer is not broken but is rather revoliting anyway with the sweetness and alc.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 50cl. Poor appearance. Metallic malty nose. Bready. Malty flavor. Syrupy. Low bitterness. Metallic. Rather pleasant and drinkable for a european strong lager.
armando629 (2442) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Similar like the svetloe, but it is more syrupy. Aroma and flavor is buttery and very sweet. Some grains without any hop. Very sweet, too sweet. Like a malt extract...
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clea golden with tiny white heas. Sweet aroma with malty notes. Sweet flavour with caramel and cardboard notes.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 9, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Yellow with a small white head. Aroma of grainy malt. Sweet flavor with some cereals. Light-bodied.
yespr (34321) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBESG2008: 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and pale yellow with a collapsing white. Light cornish and bitter aroma. Flavour is sweet cornish and with a light bitterness coming through to the finish. Ends with a light acidic touch and a mild bitterness.
harrisoni (14842) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
RBESG08 grand tasting 2008. Pale gold. That’s a pretty bad beer. No great flavour, thin and uninteresting.
guzzler67 (1547) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear gold appearance with medium size white head and a small amount of lacing. Cabbage and corn aroma only slightly offset by caramel malts. Sweet, tinny malt taste that turns more vegetal as it warms. Understated hop presence. Finish lingers longer than one may want. This, and other Stary Melnik beers, (if you really want them) available in MD at the Perfect Pour.
Marko (4180) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 13, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at the RBESG08
Light golden colour, low white head. Malt and some hops in the nose. Soft maltiness and the unavidable alcohol in the taste. Not offensive (yay) but not a good ESL.
ekstedt (5840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled at the RBESG08 grand tasting. Sweet and alcoholic malt aroma, low bitterness.