douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the brewery. Of course, this is an odd beer. Pours a clear golden color with very little head retention. A sweet lemon and ginger nose. The flavor almost reminds me of a herbal infused cider with apples and light metal, some sweet potato, grains. Very unusual, but drinkable. Better than the sorghum beers I’ve had.
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: tea, spices, apple cider, quite floral, some caramelized sugars.
Appearance: light golden color, faint haze, fizzy white head dissipates immediately.
Flavor: floral, herbal tea, slight molasses sweetness, a bit of sweet potato, some pine, tropical fruit.
Palate: light body, medium carbonation.
Overall: interesting brew, definitely drinkable, and a solid product for those unfortunate souls who can’t deal with the grains.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburs Fort Collins. Pours a clear golden yellow appearance with an off white head. A lot of spiciness in the nose along with earthy, herbal notes and a fair amount of spicy hops. Tangy fruity, quite spicy malty, herbal, a bit thin flavor. Better than many of the gluten-free atrocities on the market but still not worth my money.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bright golden color with light head retention. The nose has some good piney and citrusy notes with hints of gain. The taste reminds me of Grape-Nuts cereal at first then you get a berry tartness that takes over for the most part. The finish is floral and bitter. A medium to light mouthfeel, with a dry spicy aftertaste.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Appalachian Vintner, Asheville. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a large fizzy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of earthy, grainy notes with lots of citrus hops. The taste is faint, pale malts, nuts, honey, very strong citrus hops with a bit of a tropical note. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation, off balance.
DrSilverworm (9100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, shared with friends, including one with gluten allergies. Clear yellow color, minimal white head. Little loose lace. Lighter carbonation, dry texture. Something acidic to it. Sort of sour taste and texture that makes you think ’cider’, but the aroma is totally potato. Which is interesting, because I like potatoes. Kind of salty, sour taste... Longer aftertaste. My gluten-free friend doesn’t like beer to begin with, so she didn’t care for this either, BUT she did say she’d play beer pong with it! I call that a success! Another friend pointed it out that it had some hefe-like features. I am feeling the vanilla / clove notes... Most didn’t care for it, overall. Typical for a gluten-free beer. 6.9% is an impressive ABV, though.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Poured apple juicey golden with no head sticking around. The aroma picked up sweet honey and corn-like notes with some sweet potatoes when you dig deeper.. some odd tanginess that I couldn’t place as well. The flavor found some green apple tanginess throughout, with sweet potatoes and molasses at the core.. fresh, dank earthy bitterness around (light-moderate).. finished with a clash between the tanginess and earthy sweetness.. odd, but it grew on me a bit. Medium-bodied and a touch sharp on the palate.. interesting, but I’ll take my glutens.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, resin), with notes of lemon zest, pepper.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
Pretty good, at least as far as GF beers go...this definitely lacks the nasty horse feed stink of most sorghum-based beers, and does in fact pretty much resemble ordinary malt odor. This comes off as a hoppy American Wheat in the nose, for the most part. In the mouth it’s very tart, like a cider but without any apple character. Highly attenuated; there’s very little sweetness left in this, so it’s a bit unbalanced. Still, it’s substantially better than most train wrecks in this field, so it’s definitely worth a try if you can’t stomach gluten.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a small, white head. Very light sweet aroma with a hint of spices and floral hops. Pretty bland with light sweet potato, molasses and floral notes. Smooth for a gluten-free beer but overall pretty boring.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours amber color with a fluffy white head. Some fruity notes on the nose, but the sweet potato does not show through well. Medium carbonation. The finish is somewhat sour. Not for me.