harrisoni (17278) - 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 (1663) - 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 (4948) - 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 (6509) - 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.
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle at GT - RBESG 2008)
June 29, 2008
Clear straw pale golden color, white head. Sweet apple scent. Malty taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
SaintMatty (6804) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
500ml Bottle - Golden in colour with a small head.Malty, slightly doughy and yeasty aroma. Bittersweet and greasy taste which is not very pleasant. The finish does not linger too much but the sweeness is more noticeable than the bitterness. Not very pleasant and rather disappointing
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 500ml bottle.
Pale gold, tiny head. Some sweet alcoholic malt in the aroma. Big punchy taste - almost peppery. Doesn’t cover the alcohol very well. Taste a bit like heavy machinery - badly greased bearings and conveyor belt.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from nostalgia. Aroma is sweet cardboard and buttery caramel. Taste is similar alc is present and doesnt try to hide itself.
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2007
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
(500ml, jandakot liquor, Bibra lake, WA)
Whatever toxins are used in this brew, they burnt a hole in my frontal lobe after the first 5 sips. Seriously crude beer. To scared to taste thier other offerings.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A short head on top of a clear golden body. A bit buttery in both taste and aroma but you that is only after you get past the alcohol. I don’t usually like european strong lagers and this one is no exception although I did surprise myself and drank most of this!