pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at RBESG 08: Dark, clear; liquorice, roasted malt and turpentine in the nose; robust sweet-bitter flavour; short bitter-roasted-malty and sweet finish. Not so great..........
TBone (11900) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@RBESG Grand Tasting 2008
Dark copper brown color, small off-white head. Nutty, toasted chestnut aroma. Grassy, woody hoppy, caramelly flavor. Suprsingly good one from Palestine (this bottle was original, not one from Germany).
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ the RBESG08 Grand Tasting.
Pours deep brown with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, light chocolate and rather earthy. Okay mouthfeel. Fine flavour, good chocolate, lightly roasted - not dissimilar in style to the Bøgedal beers. Nice.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grand Tasting, RBESG08.
Hazy brown colour with tan head. roma from dark malts with notes of plum. Good chewy, lively mouthfeel with dark fruits, chocolate and caramel. Low on hops as it should be, but bit short in the finish. A nice surprise!
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour with mediumsized off-shite head. Aroma is big malts, some hops as well as some roasted notes. Flavour is quite much the same along with some grass. Also the roast is quite mild in the flavour.
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at GT - RBESG 2008)
June 29, 2008
Shady brown color, tan head. Apple and salty scent. Sweet malty and rosted taste. Salty and roasted aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Marko (3771) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG08 grand tasting.
I really liked the Taybeh Golden (the version brewed in Palestine) and I hoped that I would like this as well. Poured a nice murky brown red body with a nice light brown head. Notes of cocoa, coconut and caramel malt in the nose. Chocolate pudding taste with some sweet maltiness. Trace hops. A surprisingly nice, light and pleasant beer.
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at RBESG. Hazy nut brown, airy beige head. Strawberry aroma. Sweet and fruity with medium body. There’s some toffee and estery fruit. Salty finish. This is a good beer - so unlike the crap that Haus der 131 Biere sells under their name.
ekstedt (5211) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RSBEG08 grand tasting. Clear copper, medium beige head. Roasted malt aroma with some fudge and chocolate, and coffee notes. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Dry with long bitter finish.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at the RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: A sweet and roasty swartz for me, one dimentional.