SHIG (4514) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a dark rich brown color with a thick creamy light brown head. There was also light dusts of brown sediment in the head. Aroma is of dark fruit and alcohol. Taste is a bit watery and lacking of boady, taste is winey fruit. I wonder if this being an import had anything to do with the mellowness and/or the gluten free.
Labelnoir (9) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2011 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark grassy aroma, but still subtle. Dark red/black pour with thick puffy head. Sat dark and musty in the glass, barely translucent like cola or a Root Beer.
Head stayed stiff until the bottom of the glass. medium sweetness, Cherry and Strawberry notes. Lively carbonation. Creamy texture, quick fading finish. i liked this beer at first, but as the pour went down it got warmer and a little more bitter. Not my favorite, ended it being glad it was gone. Next.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a hazy brown and red. The NOT INCLUDED list is extensive. No crusteceans. Very tannic and wine like. cherry notes. Not a dubbel in my book. Maybe I got a bad bottle.
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled with Linh at Ginger man in NYC, from bottle. Pours a dark cola body with thin foamy light brown head resembling soda. Aroma is somewhat bizarre with strange sweet notes. Mouthfeel is incredibly thin with awful notes of sweet nutty malts and alcohol.
jb (2899) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sadly I didnít notice gluten free, I was drawn to dubbel. Nose is a bit of chocolate malt, that funky weird off nose characteristic to gluten free and a bit of dark fruit. Sharp taste, as opposed to soft, a bit vinegary maybe. Grainy. Overall really not too bad for one of these but when you are wishing for an authentic dubbel and get this instead...by the way the appearance is dark and decent.
SpringsLicker (3439) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear dark brown with garnet highlights under a tan head.
The aroma is mostly molasses with a touch of alcohol.
The palate is very light, especially since I generally find more body to darker beers.
Sweet tastes more like a soda or a cola drink than a beer.
I suppose for a Gluten free beer itís o.k.
TheBeerGod (5996) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Opaque dark brown with a short beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, funky yeast and and a sweet malt-like aroma. Taste is mainly reminiscent of dark fruit and sweet malt with caramel and yeast notes, however, it is obviously lacking something taste-wise. Body is medium but the carbonation is soft and like the taste, the body is missing something. Ends with more dark fruit notes, sweet grains, light yeast and candyish flavors.
dwyerpg (5547) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 24, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Also has that real old painty aroma. Flavor is a bit sweet, not real interesting, another average-at-best beer that is way overpriced.
keepersj12 (3058) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iíve had a couple of these now and they all taste pretty much the same. I donít think itís fair comparing them by style though. They should have their own category. This isnít bad for a gluten free.
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Gluten Free". Looks and pours just like a Coca-Cola, including the different kind of extra-poofy "head". Definitely has pretty much the right dubbel aroma, but is not quite right (though Iíve had worse non-gluten-free!). Flavor is OK, better than expected. A bit thin in the mouthfeel department. Overall, so-so, but if you couldnít drink gluten, this might be a good choice.