Scrapersnbeer (1469) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aromas of dark fruit and metal, like many ambers although also reminiscent of malt liquor. Very tangy bitter taste. meaty almost. Hoppy enough for the style, the mixed up malt bill makes for interesting sweetness. Flushed out medium body, slippery finish. Unique though not outstanding.
njnut (231) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured at tasting, a hazy orange tinged brown. Surprisingly good this one. I donít know what I was expecting but a complex aroma that I had trouble picking up. The taste was hoppy on the grapefruit side with lightly roasted malt, toast. A nice job that should help those with celiac problems drink a beer thatís not a flavorless mess.
schne361 (18) - - APR 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has a deep brown color with a strong hops aroma. The beer tastes like malt with a dried fruit and roasted taste.
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a medium brown, with a substantial, thick head plenty of lacing. An impressive looking beer even among non-GF brews. Aroma is light and almost entirely malty. Flavor is malt, with moderate sweetness, low hop bitterness but enough to add some balance. Just a bit of metallic bite and some sorghum tang that tends to show up in these brews, but Iím used to it by now, and itís well controlled. Finishes slightly bitter along with the sweet grain notes. Not impressive among real beers, but I think they did well for a GF beer. I probably cut GF beers some slack when I rate them, but this is decent enough.
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a local wine store. Poured into wine glasses. Root beer float fluffy head. Good grassy hop flavor with a complex, natural flavor. While the body is watery, the complex tongue feel makes for an intriguing palate. Delicious beer in my quest for good gluten free beers.
generallee08 (649) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into Imperial glass.
Appearance: The body has a deep brownish or prune like color with dark reddish highlights coming through a very murky haze. On top I got a tall quick fading off white head. It fades out completely leaving just a little light lacing at the top of the glass.
Smell: There is a light roasted sweetness with some odd fruity wine like notes. This is backed up with some mild herbal and somewhat musty hop character. Overall itís just odd.
Taste/Palate: From the odd aroma to the odd flavor it brings some light roasted and dark grain sweets to the forefront. From there a dry and slightly tart grape or wine like character moves in with a light herbal tea like hop presence. The palate feels about medium with light carbonation.
Notes: For me this beer just does not blend together well in my opinion and I would defiantly not recommend it.
RobertDale (3424) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and spice. Taste is fruit, caramel, spice, and molasses. Somewhat sweet. OK.
Mikepw (1) - - JUN 29, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank on 6/30 in Austin, during a particularly bad pollen allergy weekend. Temps already at 106 here, which doesnít help. Normally under these circumstances, I donít allow myself to drink beer- it makes my allergies worse. So today, we decided to embark on a little experiment to find out whether gluten-free beers really are better for allergies than regular beer. FOR SCIENCE!! I have never before been impressed by a gluten-free beer, but this is damn good. A little off-putting at first to have so little aroma- nothing but faint lemon on the nose, which we assume is due to the absence of barley. So far, so good! Love this one. Weíll see how my allergies fare later on...
JWhittecar (1) - Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep copper in appearance. Sweet palate. Toasty caramel . Pretty good for gluten free.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
@ South Denver Beer Fest 2013. Clear amber with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of crystal malt syrup and apple. Flavor has some bitter apple tones, which is kinda weird, with an effervescent caramel spice apple finish.