ghawener (1519) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Pours bright yellow with a heavy white head. Almost no aroma. Taste starts strong, bitter a bit of skunk, then quickly mellows and a malty / bready flavor appears. Finish is light, refreshing. Overal better than most mega brews, a decent alternative for celiacs. Food Pairing: anything gluten free!
EtTuCthulhu (1328) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer’s aroma is mostly skunky with hints of sweet dough yeast, and the color is a clear pale yellow with no head. The taste is mildly sour and mildly sweet, and the palate combines a medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, and an abrupt finish.
GoufCustom (999) - HONG KONG - MAY 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear golden yellow colour; Very thin head and residual white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Minimal lacing and notable carbonation; Strong smell of malt, rice, light wet cardboard and light grass; Mid to light sweet taste of malt, with pretty strong rice, light apple juice, sugar, light bread, lime / citrus and grassy hops; Mid to light body, thin and crisp palate; Taste profile is sweet malty macro with strong rice character and some acetaldehyde (apple juice), otherwise pretty clean and no other fouls throughout; Hoppiness is grassy nose, moderate citrusy taste, and strong and lasting grassy hop bitterness for finish; Pretty dry after taste, very easy and sweet to mouth.
Comments: As a gluten-free beer, this one is quite decent, richer than most macro pale lager in terms of aroma, richness, and taste. The slight cardboard smell and acetaldehyde taste are minor issues, and this could have been on par with Echigo’s Koshihikari. Yet, its rice inclusion is more like macro adjunct than taste-booster of the latter, and while it’s suitable for gluten-intolerance drinker, it may be too sweet / high unfermented sugar content for someone with diabetes. While it can’t cover all the grounds, it has room for improvement to be better. My fingers are crossed.
Douberd (3064) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle at home, poured into a shaker glass. ABV 5,4%
Pale golden yellow colour on the body, with minimal activity in it. One finger of snow white soapy head, with low retention and very light lacing left on the glass.
Not much of an aroma, just some faint sweet malts.
Tastes good and in comparison with the other gluten free beer I had, this ones tastes great. But only in comparison, by itself it doesn’t stand out of any other pale lager out there. At least men with gluten allergy can drink a decent beer. Sweet, some malts and very discreet apple.
Light on the body, average carbonation.
Very good beer if we are talking about gluten free beers.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 fl oz / 330mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Slightly sweet cereals. Pretty mild aroma.
Appearance: A transparent, very pale yellow. Almost a very yellow yellow-green. Maybe I’m just seeing things. Bubbly white head that fizzes down to a very thin film.
Taste: Gluten-free beer that actually tastes like beer! Pretty typical lagery taste; cereals and all that. The very end of the finish has a little bit of an off flavor. I don’t know how to describe it. It’s not offensive; just different.
Palate: Light bodied, but not watery. Refreshing. Clean.
Overall: Good beer! Glad I found a gluten-free beer that’s worlds better than that Redbridge nonsense; I feel bad now for recommending that stuff to customers at work. Anyway, good beer, pretty decent lager.
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too sweet. I never thought that I would say this, but does’t have enough hops! (for balance). Supposedly "guten free". Organic beer. Gluten free beer. GMO free. What’s next? Alcohol free...? Advertised as one of the "World’s Best Beers". Yeah right.
hens (633) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33L bottle. Good hop aroma. Taste could be richer, but i like this sour and little bitter hop, malt game. Finish is bit sweet and nicely bitter. Good one.
PeatyPete (482) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly sweet and good drinkable beer. Not really exciting but okay to quench the thirst.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - MAR 27, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear hay color, small white head.
Corn, some wet paper, sweetish veggies.
Sweet malt, some alcohol, low bitterness.
Light body, drinkable but not very pleasant.
Cory (371) - , California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden in colon nice head with lacing on glass. Toast and something on nose. Long brown rice finish. Pretty thick. Coats your mouth.