SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Brewpub draft. Clear amber pour, small off white head. Beer is muted- everything in light doses: toast, caramel, dark fruit, graininess. Light body, just smoother than balanced. Nothing exciting. Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Sampled at brewpub prior to RBSG’07. Pours a clear reddish amber brew wtih an off-white head that quickly dissolves to a fine film and ring. Aroma is very light. Hard to pick up light caramel and pitted fruit. Taste is medium bodied, highlty carbonated with a slight toffee aftertaste. Not much hop bitterness. Stine (1794) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Airport location. Transparent, sun-blasted red. Crystal malt aroma. Biscuity with mild honeycomb and general blandness. Bitterness of an empty character, tired and musty bread malts, flighty candy sweetness. Smooth, medium-bodied palate with no resonance in the mouth. An inoffensive sum of parts wholly insufficient on their own. yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Sample from tap at the brewpub in Minneapolis. Pours clear amber. Malty and slight nutty aroma. Flavour is slight bitter and watery. Vague finish. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2007
On tap @ the brew pub: Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. Aroma, caramel and toffee malts. Flavor, toffee, a little nutty, sweet with some spicy hop notes. Not bad.
hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Draft... RBSG 07... Beautiful, clear amber lager with a small, fizzy, white head. I’m unable to pull much out of the glass, aroma-wise, except restrained acetaldehyde. The flavor leans just a hair on the sweet side of balance, with sweet Vienna and crystal malts almost equaled by peppery hops. Ethanal rears it’s ugly head atop my palate as well. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Short, crisp, mostly clean finish. aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
On tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis before the RBSG 2007 Surly tour. I loved this one. Nice coopery color, small creamy head, sweet caramely flavor with other dark fruits. I have a thing for Vikings and explorers... argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Crystal clear copper body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some butter. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, light lager yeast, lime. Light-medium body. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 On tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis on 05/26/2009. Very clear amber body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet pale malt aroma with some light fruitiness and a bit of floral hops. Fruity flavor, some light pale malt, and some floral almost tea-like hops. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. 5/3/6/3/12 - 2.9
Jun 26, 2007: On tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis before the RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear copper amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet malty tea aroma. Sweet sugary caramel flavor with tea in the end. 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0 BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
On tap at the brewpub for RBSG 07. Amber color with faint head. Malty aroma with citrus hop. Sweet malt body.