Niko100 (2009) - 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.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled this at the brewpub. Lightly hazy golden with orange highlights - head recedes but lasts. Aroma of some estery yeast and sorghum - grainy. Taste is yeasty with some esters and phenols - and the weird sorghum grain gets a bit annoying. This was a good example of a sorghum beer, but unfortunately without a crapload of hops to cover it up, I had a hard time enjoying it.
jcartamdg (1989) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a pale gold, lifeless. Aroma of coriander, and orange peel. Taste follows, disappointing.
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SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light peach color with minimal head. Nose is spicy like pepper with some mixed in notes of fruity sweetness. Palate is medium with a bit of carbonation and a sticky finish. Flavors of pepper, spices, light banana esthers, light alcohol warming.
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blklab2007 (1967) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured an amber in color with a thin coating of white head that fell right off. Aroma has light hops, flowers, light orange rind, and some grains. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation on the lower side. Flavor has some yeast, light orange peels, minerals, and a bit of increasing bitterness into the finish. Interesting beer but not one I would go back to. Definitely the best gluten free beer I have tried by a long shot.
malrubius (1715) - Springfield, Vermont, 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.
BroSpud (1695) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. A light golden color with no head whatsoever.The pour and look is like apple juice. I tend to stay away from gluten free beer but I am a big fan of The Alchemist so figured it was worth a try. Still not a fan of the non-gluten but this is by far the best one I’ve tried. Probably deserves a higher rating but I need me my gluten.
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Pat. Shared with Vincent and Pat. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with little head. Nose is light citrus, soiled tampons, oysters, and acetone. Taste is sweet and metallic like Robocop’s taint. Thankfully there was a Heady Topper nearby to wash away this taste.
mcox90 (1547) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Vthophead. Pours light gold with a 1/2" of white head that recedes quickly leaving a thin ring. Light aroma featuring coriander, orange peel and very mild earthy hops. Light, citrus flavor, orange and lemon. Some peppery notes. Light bodied and easy to drink.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 20120805 Updated Bottle version - Cloudy golden color with very small white head. Aroma/flavor is spicy with bready yeasts... much better than I remember from the brewpub. Spicy finish... love it...
Draft at the brewpub - Poured a pale golden yellow in color with a small white head. Aroma was mildly spicy with some citrus and bready yeasts. Flavor was also spicy, some of which I attribute to the sorghum, with plenty of bread dough. Medium sour... a bit too for my idea of a Saison, but not unpleasant. Finish is slightly sour/tart, medium hoppy and clean. Not sure how the sorghum affected the production of his beer... although not a top effort, it is not a bad beer, but I see it as a bit of a "misfire" for such a quality brewer.