mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peculier Pub, NY bottle ($6): Pour is golden with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is saison funk. Taste is a bit funky too with citrus touches. It has a little bit of hop bitterness as well. If this wasn’t advertised as such, I would not have known that this was a gluten-free beer, except for perhaps the appearance.
Marheb (1517) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Belle couleur dorée tirant sur l’orangée avec une belle tête pétillante, pour les louanges, ça s’arrête là. L’entrée de bouche caramélisée est pas si mal mais le crescendo final passe du végétal à l’ammoniac en passant par l’amertume d’une gomme de pin. Simplement pas fait pour moi.
Leighton (8648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with Charlie in Vineyard Haven, MA. Pours a faintly hazy gold with a weak, white foam head. Aroma is all rough candied sugar, some yeasty dough. Medium sweet flavor with lots of candi sugar, some grainy and doughy malts, some bitter straw, hints of plastic. Medium bodied with average to heavy carbonation. Sweet finish with still more candied, Belgian sugar and an awkward, abrasive bitterness. Subtle notes of licorice. The alcohol is a bit unpleasant. Not a great beer.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle much thanks to Scott for sharing. Pours out a well carbonated orangy amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of fruity, spicy Belgian yeast, orange, and light bitterness. Taste is of orange peel, fruity Belgian yeast, light spice, and a solid dose of citrus hop notes in there also, definitely solid, especially for gluten free.
jredmond (4594) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Andrew. Pours an amber body with light lacing. Aroma is mint, herbal, grass and tea. Mouthfeel is light with notes of tea, mint, grain and grass. One of the better, more drinkable gluten-free beers.
Niko100 (1672) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit/floral, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, citrus (notable orange), some hops, and spice; Finish is dry; Overall, just ok for me.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is spicy, orange peel, citrus, light soapy water. The appearance is slightly hazy gold/orange, white head. Slightly grainy and funky as well. The flavor is orange peel, spicy, peppery, grapefruit bitter. The finish is spicy, pepper, citrus. Medium in body, if not slightly thin. Interesting to finally try a beer with sorghum. This beer is really not bad, actually refreshing on a hot night. I don’t know why it’s rated so low. Although it does seem like the orange peel and pepper is meant to overpower in this beer.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. This is an interesting beer. Full of spicy flavors. Nice balance of yeast barley liqurish and pine nuts.
Great Glutin free brew!
malrubius (1511) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange with ring and some lace. Nice orangey spicey gummy aroma. Semi-sweet orangy fruity herbal with finish herbal grassy bitterness. Tastes like a nice saison. I think we will need a gluten free category soon though, just to help gluten-free people sort it out.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed golden saison with a thin off white head. In aroma, light perfumey grain with fruit pulp, apple and pears, nice. In mouth, a nice chalky saison with herbal spices, cloves, not bad. Tasted at Drink Craft Beer Summerfest Fest, July 14 2012.