SpringsLicker (3660) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Average size head on a clear medium amber body.
Good aroma of malt and hops.
As it passes over your tongue, you first get a milt malt sweetness and then a perfectly balanced hop bitterness follows. Nice dry overall palate. Well done ESB. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2005
(cask, RBSG05) Clear copper body topped by a beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, orange, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some orange. Light-medium body, low carbonation. jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
RBSG 2005. Dark amber body, moderate fluffy white head. Nice hoppy aroma, with resin prominent. Hoppy bitterness is well balanced with just enough malt to support the dominant hops. Palate is noticeably thin but is within range for a cask beer. Nice beer that I could see myself consuming in quantity if DDC was my local. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Cask: Pour is deep ruby amber with a thin off white head...smell is a little sour malt with bread and bluberry...taste is very well balanced between malt sweet and hop bitter witha lingering bitter finish... OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
2005 RBSG Montreal Saturday. On cask. Amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Fruity, piny, and light bready aroma. Caramel and bread flavours with a fruity and pithy bitter finish. Medium bodied, juicy mouthfeel.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
cask. copper body, fluffy baguette head. mild floral hop aroma - nice british style piney hops. flavour is mild and subtle but just so damn tasty and drinkable. this is a perfect example of a session ale! I really enjoyed this and normally don’t find this style to be particularly interesting. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Served on cask: Pours a clear dark copper with an airy white head. Aroma has a nice fresh hoppiness on top of a solid caramel maltiness. Body starts with nice, sweet caramel turning more earthy, dry, and bitter toward. A decent ESB, but the finish could’ve been balanced with a little more malt. beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
Cask. not a lot of carbonation. slight tingling on the tongue. a bit of a burnt caramel taste. not bad. rederic (3340) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
Amber color, tin foamy head, floral hop, nut, fruity and caramel malt aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with nuts, caramel malt, leafy, hoppy, hint of acicity in a soft hops bittering finish. ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2005
On cask at Dieu du Ciel with MartinT joined by Beerbuzzmontreal and his friend, 4/16/05. Orange-amber beer, with strong notes of raspberry red. Small off-white/beige colored head with little retention. Chill haze to the body. Aroma of crystal malt, some dry grains and a big yeasty fruitiness. Low bittering hops, but quite floral and aromatic in the nose, provide an enticing first glance. The flavor is very even, with light fruits, some moderately toasted grains, spots of crystal malt here and there and a dry, floral hops fruitiness lingering on the finish, with light notes of coffee and dry caramel. Watery on cask, though not offensively so, this seemed an English-American hybrid, but true to the brewery, was quite well-done, if somewhat unremarkable, and very drinkable. Medium body, overall quite dry.