rubbishystuff (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this packaged as Bard’s at Ranallis. I think there should almost be a separate rating category for gluten free beers. Being made with Sorghum it has that thin tinny flavor but then it’s not barley malt. Not too bad for what it is. Serving: Bottle
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"meh. not a sorghum fan, but wheni saw this was flying bison beer, had to give it a fair shake. i’ll stick to the gluten. Fake, sweetish smell and taste. Slightly refreshing, but with zero complexity or other interesting qualities."
rondphoto (2017) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle @ Edgewood Wine-Spirits / Edgewood KY --- Hazy medium amber with a noisy white head that drops abruptly to the rim, no lace. Taste is a strong sense of effervescense with a little malt thrown. It moves swiftly through the palate, then fades so quickly that it doesn’t seem exactly like a beer. Noy much going for it.
vadie (711) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Jaune pale, mais plus opaque que les lagers. L’arôme et le goût resemble de soda gingembre. Léger et presque pas d’amertume. Inoffensif, mais pas vraiment une bière, selon moi.
steelhead3686 (241) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. You can tell this is a specialty beer as it has a special aroma of cheese and almost musty or moldy. Light to medium sweet. Light body with a somewhat sticky (but mostly) thin texture and a slight sweet finish.
KingofCastle (205) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A GF beer that doesn’t suck. But that’s not saying much. Way too much carbonation here & no head to speak of, bad signs. It has a certain musky, flat taste. Drink this extremely cold: if it sits out too much and starts to warm, look out! If you are thirsty, and it’s really hot, and you must have a GF beer, this will work. A heavier hit of hops might have balanced out some of the cloying sweetness underneath this brew.
TheRatKing (116) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had mistaken this for something entirely different. Oh well, let us try it anyway. Pours gold with a fizzy and very brief head reminiscent of soda pop. Not promising. Smells like beer, a bit of a hops note to it, which raises my hopes. Taste is... not bad. A bit overly sweet, a bit of hops presence, but it is quickly overpowered. I think if it was hit with a huge amount of hops, it would excel, but as it stands, it’s just another lager, really.
DrinkinWell (266) - - JUN 3, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear dull gold. No head or lacing. Aromas are barely distinguishable. Has a lager-like mouthfeel with little to no taste besides sour malts. If all you can drink is gluten free beer, this will suffice. But it’s really quite bad.
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank out of a bottle in a random airport somewhere around the world. I really had no problem with the beer, it had a decent nutty flavour with a good mouthfeel. This is one of those beers that could really fall off a cliff in terms of quality but in fact is quite decent and drinkable by any measure.
ibaconi (4) - Richmond, USA - APR 16, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Had no idea what to expect. I was looking for a gluten-free beer for my retail shop. So far, any gluten free product I’ve sampled (all in the world of breads) rates somewhere between poor and awful, so I was quite surprised by this beer. It’s certainly nothing to write home about, but it’s decent. Slightly better than some of the popular comercial beers... Budweiser springs to mind.
Has the appearance of sparkling apple juice, including the lack of head. The flavor is fairly flat, but certainly not offensive. There is a vegetal quality to it, but this is not unpleasant, just unusual. This beer certainly doesn’t leave me craving another, but then neither do most of the popular commercial beers. Could use a bit more hop.
michaelinwa (591) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Foamy, carbonated, golden pour. Big head that goes fast. Aroma is grain, and somewhat malt like. Flavor is light, mildly grainy, thin. Even in a world of mediocre GF beers, this one is unimpressive.