Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2012 12 oz. Bottle: Pours a fizzy clear golden honey with a thin frothy head. Aroma is an earthy honey with an alcohol presence. Flavor is sweet and tarty with mild hints of strawberry. Has a thin body and a creamy texture in the mouthfeel. Refreshing!
JDBaker11058 (1204) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: deep honey gold with a very short white head that quickly vanishes, with no lacing. Aroma: suprisingly boozy, with notes of mead, honey, ’nilla wafers, and strawberry jam. Taste: sweet, with flavors of honey, strawberry jolly ranchers, club crackers, and wet cardboard. Finish: tart, tangy, and dry. Notes: A swing and a miss. Did not care for this at all. Too sweet, too tart, flavors were not complimentary, and I was really taken aback by the boozy notes, which seemed very out of place. Would not try again. Can’t all be winners, even from a brewery this good.
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer... with the light pink body looked a lil’ fruity but had no head to show for it. The smell was light and floral with some strawberries and leaves. I couldn’t think of anything other than the over-ripened strawberry flavor that lingered among the stale hop character. Nothing special in the finish.
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden, like a light colored apple juice...no head. Funky Grainy aroma. Sweet with strawberries noticeable but not overpowering. Kind of watery. Not thrilling.
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from Katzingers. Pours a reddish gold with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of strawberry, cream, wheat, straw, honey. Flavor of tart strawberry, wheat, and a bit of honey sweetness. Light body, high carbonation, tart and dry. Okay.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, pours clear amber w/ immediately-dissipating head, heavy synthetic strawberry aroma, super light and tannic with light sweetness and artificial strawberry flavor on finish
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Vaguely fruity nose, unripe strawberries, biscuit. Crystal clear amber, effervescent, thin head. No body at all. Honey flavor, but dry and tart. The fruitiness is now artificial tasting and almost a little hot. Little more flavor than a macro, seltzer-like texture. There are certainly better gluten free beers available. I really thought if anyone can make a good one it would be Dogfish Head, but it isn’t this beer.
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 Location: 12 oz bottle shared by jcos, 3/16/12
Aroma: The nose is sugary sweet, with some honey, and lots of fruit
Appearance: It pours a pinkish-orange, clear appearance, and a fizzy white head
Flavor: The taste mid-heavy sweet (honey/fruit), with a mid-plus tart fruitiness too
Palate: The body is light, it has a fairly heavy carbonation, and a slight cloyingness as well
This is an alright offering, but certainly not a winner. It is a little too sweet and fizzy for me, but the tartness of the flavor improves it a bit. It oddly almost feels kind of "mead-like" to me.
MattH (635) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Transparent gold pour with a pink tint to it. Big white head dissipates quickly. Strawberry’s come through nicely in the aroma, but there also is a little wine cooler character. Taste is grass and unripe strawberry. Body is thin and level of carbonation is low. Very easy to drink.
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap: The aroma consists of light strawberry, grass, and a hint of lemon... It’s a transparent amber with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of strawberry and apple. The finish has light lemon, grass, and a hint of sorghum. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, it does the best job of hiding the sorghum flavor compared to any other gluten free beer I’ve had, but it’s still there...and I really dislike it.