joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2005
Bright, hazy amber w/ pale tan foam. Excellent lace. Bread, biscuits, & caramel on the nose w/ notes of grassy hops & grapefruit. LIght-medium, syrupy feel. Sweet, malty flavour w/ a touch a toastiness. Finish is relatively clean, but some grassy hops linger. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
very slightly h azy orange, lacey white head. sweet caramelly and bready malt aroma with a little mixed fruit and grassy and resiny hops aroma. nutty toasted bready malt flavours with orange anf fruity pithy hop finish. jsquire (4514) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2005
On tap at the pub during the RBSG. Clear golden color with a syrup sweet malt nose and a thin, off white head. Big candi sugar, caramel sweetness flavor with overripe oranges and some peach. Noticably big beer. richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2005
draft during RBSG visit, weak malt aroma with hints of apricot and toast coming from a cloudy orange body with a off white head. lots of sweet caramel malts in the flavor, bits of toast again and some honey and grass at the end. a very easy to drink beer with a sweet malty finish and a medium body. Crockett (1119) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2005
Deep clear gold pour with a medium sized creamy foam head. Nose of clean hop and caramel. Not malt liqour-like. Chocolate, nutty biscuit malts. Tasted fresh bread. A slight grit. Some burnt notes and light medicine hop. Comes out with heavier caramel and molases burnt sugar bitterness in the end.
hopscotch (11159) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Draft...RBSG2005... Hazy, amber lager with a large, frothy, off-white head. Citrusy, earthy aroma with notes of grapefruit, sweet corn and caramel. Big, malty flavor. Decently balanced with tender hop bitterness. Toffee and honey followed by grapefruit and grassiness. Still a touch sweet as the style dictates... no boundaries crossed here. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes mildly sweet, lightly bitter and fairly dry. A terrific pilsener! willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2005
07.09.05, 07.11.05 Tap at brewpub. Nearly red-orange pour with fleeting white head. Yeasty aroma, some alcohol presence but not burning. Body is quite thin but oily. Fruity. Short finish. Missing some bitter or grassy hops, etc. It’s a big time brew with a small time flavor, whatever that means? Oakes (17813) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
Slight hazy amber colour. Earthy, grassy aroma with hints of caramel. Large flavour - chewy malts (more caramel) and understated hops. SpringsLicker (3644) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2005
RBSG on tap at DDC
Large creamy white head that floats on a sparkling clear deep gold body.
Light malt in the aroma and a bit of piney hops.
The flavor is mostly sweet from start to finish. Not too shabby if a brewer’s worst beer is a 3.4 don’t you think?? argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2005
(RBSG05) Big off-white head atop a clear dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal. Taste is moderately sweet, honey, herbal. Grapefruit in the burp. Medium-full body, some resin, some stickiness. Ok, but not up to the standards of the brewer.