13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from the Four Firkins. Dark brown, almost black pour with a big fluffy tan head. Aroma is very much like a standard Belgian dubbel but a little toned down. Notes of caramel, dark fruit. Flavor pretty much the same, only much more toned down. Tastes pretty good, just not too intense of a flavor and the finish doesnít really bring very much. Much better than what I expected though.
llcooldave (1175) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy chocolate brown color. Aroma is a surprising sweet & creamy with a touch of chocolate somewhere in the background. Flavor is hard to place; creamy citrus I want to say... Overall, itís better than I expected. Very easy to drink.
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red amber with a light beige head. Nose is sweet with some caramel and fruit. Taste is sweet with more fruit and caramel, somewhat watery for a dubbel. This wouldnít be my top choice, but itís OK and would be a good choice for people who canít have gluten.
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rather dark brown with red and a thick uneven tan head. Nose is complex fruit with both citrus, dark, and passion, molasses. No malt is tasted. That must be a gluten free thing. Molasses, again that complex fruit, sourness, brown sugar, caramel. I am thankful to be able drink beer with glutens. This falls short of other dubbels.
beermanjoe (4) - edwardsville, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010 does not count
0.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
BB 9/16/09 Pours medium mahogany w/tan head. Large bubbles disappeared quickly Very sweet nose. Tastes like cheap spoiled wine-hope this is due to the age-this oneís a drain pour-will try a fresh one out of curiosity
rubbishystuff (2112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2015 It is really unfair to compare this to other regular beer, it would be better to compare this to other gluten free beer. Gluten free beer does take some getting used to but then it is different grains. Many adjunct lagers taste weird because of the corn. There is a thin sour/tart flavor present but Iíve detected that in most g-free beer. Iíve tried about 6 different gluten free beers and felt this was the best. Serving: Bottle
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel aroma with brown sugar notes. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Citrus notes with dark fruits and caramel flavors. Slightly thin but has a nice dry finish.
Fevernova (221) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL Bottle -- Well this ones a little different. Pours deep dark reddish-brown with a very bubbly head light tan. Aromas of grape, fig, some chocolate, caramel, and yeast. Medium body, pretty tart with some heavier carbonation. Gets points for trying something different but is a little disjointed.
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Initial wetness morphs into sour mash with an almost vomit-inducing finish. Very nasty stuff. Rated 4/5/10
dnstone (2398) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sweet wine-alcohol aroma. Deep brown color with off-white head. Sweet grape and grain with an alcohol finish. I have never had a descent gluten-free beer before this.
Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest (Boston) í09