bierkoning (9582) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle bought @ local Mitra. Blonde. Grainy aroma with some grassy and nutty notes. Full bodied. Grainy nutty flavor with vegetable notes. Walnut bitterness in the aftertaste. Drinkable in an emergency situation.
Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A golden beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of straw as well as light notes of cardboard. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw as well as lighter notes of cardboard. Drinkable, but not exciting.
DuffMan (5815) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the first annual Medicine Hat Beer Festival. The volunteer (distributor?) said that this brew came about by accident when the brewing chemist (?) noticed that they had accidentally "split the gluten molecule" in a brewing mishap. Yeah, I hate it when that happens. Anyhoo... this looks like the regular Estrella. Aroma of grainy malts and some grassy hops. Notably, there is no apple-juice aroma that I’ve come to expect from all gluten-free beers. Flavour is much the same: clean grains, low grassy hops. For a gluten-free beer, this is about the beeriest I’ve had. If I’m ever stricken with celiac disease, this is the beer I’d buy (along with Scott’s Pale Ale from NZ).
gunnfryd (9379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, grain. Flavour is dry, fruit, malt, grain, hint of hop. Thin beer.
Borup (4471) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour is malty and fruity with a bitter finish.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Bottle. It pours the expected clear, golden body and small, white head. The aroma starts off with a fruity, grainy touch, but is soon nothing more than a weak scent of hay, grass, grains and a little fruity hint. The flavor is more on the fruity side, with an appropriate level of pale malts. Fruity flavors makes this one quite tastefull. Low on bitterness though. Dry, medium body and super-effervescent. Actually so fizzy it washes away a lot of the flavor. Some bitterness in the finish, and also a faint metallic hint. Well, considering it’s said to be suitable for people with coeliac disease, I’m pretty pleased. Else it’s just a bit more interesting than the average pale lager. 090827
trapez (1466) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Weak malt and rice aroma. Golden yellow colour with white head. Mild weak malt flavour with some bitterness. Ordinary, but extrapoints for being free of gluten.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
A bottle Apta Para Celiacos 0.33L from Alko. Mild nose. Pale head. Clear pale golden yellow colour. Soft mild waterly taste. Mild hops. Fresh and foaming.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cL bottle. Pours almost clear and golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is slight metallic and grassy. Flat malty flavoured with a light fruity note, vague grassy. Subdued bitter and flat malt flavoured finish.
charlotte (3820) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Golden colour with large white head.Gluten free beer,grainy with mild thin muothfeels,mild note of pine and thin boring finish.