muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Winooski Beverage, Winooski VT. Bright amber-gold body, gigantic lasting bubbly-marshmallow white head...very spicy, sour nose with subtle fine hints of butter and dogwood...body smooth and creamy, alcohol lightly apparent, bitterness evident but not overpowering the heavy malt grounding, earthy and lightly sweet towards the finish though a woody dryness creeps in as well. Quite pleasant and quaffable, the best I’ve had from this brewery.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 33 cl) More amber than blonde actually, hazy with lots of impurities. Small, dense head. Rather pronounced bitterness which I find unusual for it’s type. Spicy, aromatic - almost flowery. Quite refreshing. 250303
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy blonde, white head. aroma of fresh biscuits, lemon, malt and yeast. mild mixed fruit and yeasty flavour with sweet corn, and perfumy hop in the finish. not bad.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden, hazy shade, initially generous white head recedes to a lasting ring. Beautiful shining noble hops emanate as soon as poured and fill the atmosphere. Fluffy yeastiness, grainy and highly toasted cookie malts. Soft pils maltiness, bready, corn bread like in its sweetness. Mellow floral hops, far more subtle than in the nose. fairly diplomatic, very light and accessible, perhaps a bit too much. Light carbonation, soft palate, medium oily body. Good stuff.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The body is dark yellow with a large white head. The aroma is soapy with oranges and green apples. There is also some fresh hay. The taste has some light apples and hay. Very light overall. The finish is grassy. This is very easy to drink, but could use a little more character. Very light, even for a biere de garde.
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 24, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours large white creamy /frothy head. Aroma was citric with bit like lambic character. Taste was flat, off hop character, yeasty aftertaste.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
More malty than the extra, but still grassy and relatively lean. Very drinkable. Very doughy and luscious. Spare flavors, simple but powerful; hay, biscuit, some stinging tettnanger...
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled @ RBSG 05’ (Montréal) Grand Tasting
Hazy blonde, nice lacing. Nose of light hops in the form of sawdust, clean but earthy and a bit too piney and crisp. Some nice yeast and malty notes in the flavor. Finishes grassy and creamy. Nice farmhouse style ale.
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy blonde coloured beer with a thin grey pool of a head. The aroma is spicy peppery hops and a bit of yeast and lemon. The taste is also dominated by pepper and spices and nice subtle hops. A good beer from one of the better French breweries.
jercraigs (7337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2005. Very pale pastel yellow, a small fluffy white head and some floaties. Yeasty muted aroma. Hops show up in the flavour, accenting a very mild and subtle flavour which is unfortunately also somewhat boring. Light but appropriate palate.