Strykzone (5386) - 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 (1979) - 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 (2317) - 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 (210) - Athens, 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 (10442) - , 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 (2350) - 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
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with a massive tan head that doesnít last long. There is a skunky dark malt aroma and an even skunkier sour malt flavor. This doesnít taste like any other dubbel I have consumed, but I guess it is a reasonable alternative for those who require gluten-free beer.
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells somewhat dubbel like.... grapes, tart green apples, and wine. Fizzy, grape pop flavors. Acidic, tart and alcoholic stomach turning. I understand this is missing major "beer" ingredients, and it shows. I feel sorry for the gluten free crowd, really do. This is rank.
poisoneddwarf (1911) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. The aroma is interesting (for a beer), but terrible. Smells of bourbon, brown sugar gone bad, age. Pours brown with a thick head, nice lacework. My first impression after the first drink: weird!?@#. What a funky beer. Sour. Carbonation is high. If I ever develop an allergy to gluten, I suppose I could get used to this. Letís hope that never happens, though. Itíd be hard.