moocow9386 (37) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber/copper with a small amount of off white head that disappears quickly with little or no lacing. The aroma is actually pretty subdued; there is only a small hint of tart strawberries with some honey and grass notes. There is even less strawberry in the flavor. There is some tartness, but it seems to be dominated by the sorghum grassiness. The taste is actually a bit offensive, but the beer got slightly more drinkable over time. I enjoyed the momentary tartness, but the finish was also pretty watery. This is probably because there were really no malts or hops to speak of; the taste is so heavily constituted of the soghum and buckwheat. This was my first experience with a gluten-free beer and is certainly not something I would go out of my way to buy again.
larsga (6809) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Fruity
perfumy herbal aroma with spicy notes. Sweet-acidic strawberry and
spice taste with wooden vanilla notes. Mid-to-thin body. Mild, mealy
mouthfeel, slightly fizzy. Faintly acidic apple and spice aftertaste
with floral soda pop notes. I don’t know. It’s certainly remarkable,
but I don’t really enjoy it. (0.355l bottle, from Kihoskh,
emacgee (4422) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy orange amber with one finger of quickly failing off white head. Nose shows cereal grains and cooked oatmeal with light strawberry. Raw honey with an earthy note on the back end. Flavor’s not my thing. Weird earthy notes from the sorghum and the strawberry/honey combo isn’t doing it any favors. Medium light bodied with a crisp carbonation and touch of alcohol.
chinchill (3215) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12oz bottle.
Looks great, including a very durable bone colored head. Smells promising but the somewhat weird flavor doesn’t follow, especially in the finish and aftertaste. Still, this is a flavorful and interesting gluten free ale.
altonbrownd (4312) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Supermarket. Golden body with slight head. Nose is strawberries, sweet. Taste is fruity, floral, malts. Sweet, syrupy texture. Okay. Not great.
tightslice (499) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is turned strawberries, yeast/mold, some wood, maybe dried apricots. Taste is hay, flowers, some earthy dryness, a little honey/malt too, but unfortunately very little strawberry. High carbonation. Reminded me of a cider or mead and if you go in with that expectation, I think you’ll be alright.
Msdrbeat (97) - - AUG 8, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells delightful. Tastes not so great. From bottle. Tastes flat. Not like beer.
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Dorkenstein (171) - - AUG 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big strawberry jam aroma with the honey too. Taste is cantaloupe initially followed by the grain and ending with strawberry.
Japalo (1514) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@freedom of the SEA. Three finger head. Spicy herbal. Buckwheat honey yes that rules this brew. Dry. Fine complex. I will come back. 3.7
Brewhemia (76) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I lile the pretty orange color this beer has. The aroma is unusual. Grape, bubblegum and dough. Smells like wine and candy. Taste resembles that of red sparkling wines to me. I actually think its quite good, except for some bittering taste that lingers. I like the sweeetness with a taste of grapes, though a sourness and the bitterness dominates. All in all the taste is not balanced and that impression stays on. Medium to high carbonation. I love that Dogfish does beers like this, in this case a style of beer original to the continent of Africa to my knowledge, but in regard to the taste, this leaves less of a good image than other great beers they have made.
Nuffield (3899) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ll say "pah!" to all the naysayers and although I can see some glaring faults, this is a fun beer experience. Orange, golden color, clear. Caramel, wood, vinyl and alcohol on the nose. Intriguing flavors with a funky honey, floral note and fruits that doesn’t unequivocally shout "strawberry". I find the sweetness to be reasonably restrained. Alcohol remains noticeable. Worth trying. Bottle.