ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Draught tulip at the brewpub on 1/28/07 Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Medium bronze colored body is lightly glassy, but otherwise clear with sparse carbonation. Small off-white head fizzles to partial cover quickly, leaving little/no lacing.
Strong mint in the nose is dry and very estery. Light grains behind it are also dry but some moderate pale malt sweetness is notable on the finish, giving it a somewhat creme de menthe aroma. No alcohol or flaws, but in my opinion, either it’s got too much mint in it, or mint does not allow much beer aroma in a medium-high gravity pale/amber beer.
Dry, very zesty mint gives a bit of a burn at the beginning of the flavor, followed by sweet cream-like pale maltiness and a hint of caramel. But with the mint oils and strong, drying/warming flavor, you just can’t find much of the beer other than to say that there is some sweetness. Lively carbonation, a touch watery at times. Interesting, I guess, but I dont think it works too well in this type of beer (a stout or gruit would seem more appropriate). Would not have guessed there was rye in here, nor juniper, though in retrospect there did seem to be a bit of astringent juniper berry juiciness towards the finish, as the mint relaxes.
Beautiful cloudy cookie amber. Generous off-white head leaves superb lacing traces with every sip. Diplomatic if light biscuity maltiness coats the nostrils with a blast of peppery, herbal mint leaves. Leaves a long minty and bready aftertaste with a touch of orangey hops. Well developped balance, totally masked alcohol. Dangerously drinkable. Firm, almost crisp belgian carbonation, medium bodied, smooth palate. Excellent. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2007
Clear golden-copper body with a medium beige head. Smooth and full body. Rye is apparent and its accompanied light spiciness and astringency makes this one highly drinkable. Sweet breakfast jam type of fruitiness. Mint is also very apparent but not disturbing. Hint of lavender. Kind of hard to describe actually how all these flavours come together and it always amazes me how the whole thing actually works. Unusual. A mint beer, fresh breath for your alcotest. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Draught at the brewpub Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
Minty nose, bright yeast, eucalyptis, copper color, lightly medicinal but it blends right into the flavor which is balanced, interesting and finishes minty good.
Draft at brewpub. Warm amber, slight haze, stable head. Aroma of light peppermint and cookie. Light palate, but long. Molasses and mint cookie. Could use more body and malt depth but it is fun and well made. I appreciate its subtlty.
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muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Sampled at the brewpub, RBSG 2005 cider tour aftermath. Hazy dark amber, thick lace and lasting creamy head...mint, juniper and a touch of caramel in the sweet enveloping aroma...beautiful milky-creamy body, soft vanilla, creme de menthe, caramel swirling through the lovely malt, little if any hops. Could be a bit too sweet and sticky..but I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt, and hope you will too. rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
en fût sur place, la couleur est d’un beau cuivrée, elle sent ce qu’elle est, menthe, genévrier, beaucoup le genévrier, en bouche les épices sont agréables, elle est piquante, la finale est mince par contre. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2005
Juniper and rye dominate a sweet minty aroma. Clear, deep copper coloured body with low but lasting white head that laces nicely. Mint figures prominently in the very very sweet, malty flavour. Medium body with fair carbonation. Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub with the RBSG’05 Sunday gang. SpringsLicker (3682) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2005
RBSG on draught at the brewpub beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
This produced a frothy head over an orage/gold body.
Floral spice and mint accompany fruit plate and melon in the aroma.
Fruity with a mint finish. Very interesting and different beer from a brewer’s perspective.
Cloudy golden pour with a thin white head. Appealing, intriguing and interesting aroma of peppermint, juniper and rye. Very good flavor of peppermint, rye, juniper and buttery caramel, the finish is bitter. Light body, moderate carbonation. This beer is very interesting, it has some complexity and is very well balanced, no element dominates the others. I also like the fact that with every sip I could find new elements, this beer is very well made.