DuffMan (8803) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I know, I know, this is a specialty product for those who cannot enjoy beer made with the gluten-rich traditional ingredients. Well, I’d be switching to wine pretty quickly if this is the best that is available for those with celiac disease! Nice appearance-- clear mahogany, but no lasting head of any kind. Aroma is of sour apple juice. Flavour is of green apples, wilted leaf lettuce, and some brown sugar (although the brown sugar is quite subtle), The finish is astringent, with a tea-like tannic acid quality. Thin and watery. It gets points for at least trying, but really this is pretty aweful stuff.
marcus (8593) - 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 doesn’t last long. There is a skunky dark malt aroma and an even skunkier sour malt flavor. This doesn’t taste like any other dubbel I have consumed, but I guess it is a reasonable alternative for those who require gluten-free beer.
bb (7986) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a big tan head. Red wine, caramel, dark fruit aroma. Berry fruit, caramel flavor with light yeast. Medium-light body. Needs malt. Lingering sweet fruitiness that turns a bit sacharine.
douglas88 (7956) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle from the Bayou. Pours a wonderful picture; a deep ruby hue, very dark with a large light brown head. The aroma though was initially off-putting; it reminded me of rubber cement, or some odd oily and chemical like notes. The flavor was similar; a hot mess of glue and alcohol. But somehow, this beer wasn’t so bad. Some fruity notes, sorghum (which produces much of the glue-like flavor). Not bad, weird and not my thing though.
Ibrew2or3 (7910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Courtesy of Degarth. Pours deep clear garnet with thin mocha head. The aroma is pungent with bold dark fruity esters, some chemical alcohol notes, licorice and musty dewy fruitiness. The taste is as bold and sweet as the aroma with dark sugar coated fruitiness then becoming somewhat like red wine and tannin dryness. I also get a sugar porridge type sensation that’s mild and muted. Body seems really thin considering the level of sweetness in this beer.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
rbesg07, bottled. brown with a fat beige head. aroma of whipped cream, strawberry. light-bodied, hints of apple peel, some alcohol showing, pretty average
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2009
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
scared, maybe.. i bought this 8 months ago and have been dreading this since i had the Quest.. . Big meaty salty sherry like aromas, not a good start, maybe some very faint chocolate.. . low head on the pour, then to just a bubbling of head .. . tastes like night train, but thicker and fizzier in the mouth!! .. fuckin gross shit! .. . cola, kool-aid grape, and night train flavours .. . you need either a bite plate, a wad of leather and a lighter or a piece of cheese to cover the flavour just to get through this... i hate this beer, and i hate you... even for gluten free this is a mess.. i am depressed now, i have a headache now, all my senses have been damaged!! ... .. this is worse than tori spellings acting, but her ass is nice...and this beer doesn’t have an ass, ..another knock!!
Ughsmash (7501) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, BB 5/4/09. Poured cloudy deep brown with plenty of sediment and a fizzy cap of tan head. The aroma picked up semi-sweet chocolate, earth, and raisiny notes along with a dark-sugary funk that wasn’t exactly vegetal, but it was weird. The flavor opened with sour and tangy vegetal character with brown sugar, raisins, and caramel following.. heat picked up on the back-end, amplifying raisiny sweetness and bizarre sour maltage. Medium-bodied with high-ish carbonation on the palate.. grainy and sweet with a scratchy flow.. didn’t feel good or taste very good.
jredmond (7132) - 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.
Ernest (7120) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, light brown, fully diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), with notes of brown sugar and overripe banana. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Could pass as a real brown ale, though certainly not a great one.