JaKeAFC (711) - ITALY - AUG 1, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
34 cl bottle, 5.5%, 2.90€. Almost exploded while opening, pours 100% foam, nasty cider smell. Holy crap a beer with such enormous head never seen before, just ridiculous, can’t get the glass filled in 10 minutes, pure soap, absurd. Copper color, partly hazed with particles. Undefined flavor, with faint grains and a load of green apple peel dipped in brown sugar. Fairly fruity with an unrefined hops counterpart. Tastes like homemade-kit brew, taste itself is acidic. Yuck. Maybe good for a gluten free, but i didn’t like it at all.
Beerhunter111 (10497) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dunkelgoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkroen. Geruch hopfig, grasig, getreidig, blumig. So ist auch der Geschmack.
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vaguely hoppy with a dusty malt aroma. Hazy orange color with light tan head. Taste is a floral-rye bubblegum, very strange. Light but creamy body. Doesn’t have a finish to speak of. Interesting enough, but go with the IPA.
cheap (4571) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
was thinking this was from euro, go figger. my red and silver pounder can says glutenberg american pale ale. has a nice head. .......looks like pale lager. smells fairly hoppy with some metal in the background. stronger flavor, does not hide alky too well. yes, that medium bitter personality starts to set in during the session. some wine in there too. since i was expecting something a little more civilized, a little disappointing. why go to canada when i can find this typical american pale ale taste all round here. neverthe less, glad to have had the chance to try it.
stantheman (786) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A medium amber ale with a bit of pale head. Nose is faintly sweet. Some resinous hop detected up front. The only other taste impression is distinctly odd, due no doubt to an absence of barley in the grain bill. Blech! 2.5.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at St. Augustine’s. Glad I chose to take a chance and sample this. What a surprise. The aroma is bright and fresh with mint and toast. The alternate malts are really amazing here, these brewers are expert craftsmen. I was convinced they had smoked something because I kept detecting peat smoke. There is a whole lot of flavor layered, with generous hopping that never seems out of balance. The body is quite substantial for a GF beer. If you think about it hard, the lack of malt sugars makes for a slightly thin body, but again, only if I think hard about it. I’ve had way thinner bodies and thinner flavors from barley beer. It would be quite easy for me to pint this one. This is the GF that can fool you.
maley1 (892) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light yellow pour with small white head. Aroma of grains and faint floral hops. Taste of grains and faint hops. Light bodied, higher carbonation, really quite undrinkable.
Benzai (10131) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Well, I’m curious what this will bring. The gluten free beers I’ve had in the past haven’t been very good so hopefully this will change things. Clear orange golden color, huge white head. Aroma has some hoppy notes, but a bit faint. Taste is pretty bitter with a decent hoppyness. Lightly floral as well. A bit too much carbonation imo, but otherwise a decent beer. Probably the first gluten free beer I’ve finished.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, St Augs. Light amber. Toasty, with fruity hop. Light, bit thin, lots of hop. Herbal, almost sharp bitterness. Brown rice taste towards the finish. Lots of hops. Wow, gluten free has come a long way.
MrJoller (101) - ITALY - AUG 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good hopping and aroma but the sweetness is a bit odd perharps, body and mouthfeel aren’t perfect. At first taste is really nice but the more you drink it the more it doesn’t taste like beer.