OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
500 ML poured into a Chimay Chalice.
A - Pours very dark with garnet highlights. Cola brown head that sinks into an active ceiling.
S - Cherries, some tartness, apples, berries, sweet candy, perfume wine.
T - Cherries, vinous oxidation, tart dark fruit, subtle Christmas-like spice, dried orchard apples, dry vinous alcohol thins out the flavors on the finish.
M - Aggressive carbonation fills the mouth with bubbles and thins out the flavors, hindering them from developing.
Itís like a sparkling red wine with some yeast thrown in. Not as good as Quest and not a great Dubbel but it has a huge disadvantage being gluten free. For some reason it reminds me of Christmas. I could drink this while decorating the Christmas tree.
Serving type: bottle
woodychevy (216) - - JAN 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
the commercial description reads: Ale made from millet, rice, buckwheat and sorghum. And that is the problem in a nutshell. Pours a transparent dark color with an excess of bubbles. Looks like Coke in a glass. Has some flavor notes resembling dark beer (chocolate, earthy) but also a medicinal sweetness and a strange finish. Sort of light on the palate- just really trying to be something it is not. Guess on the gf days I will just go with wine. Although Omission is pretty decent for gf.
michaelinwa (551) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark, with an ample, lasting head. These GF beers always look like the real deal. Aroma is also very accurate for the style, hinting of sweeter malt. Flavor doesnít meet the expectations based on looks and aroma, but it fits reasonably well in the style, though it would never be considered good for the style. But I found it to be enjoyable, and totally felt like I was drinking real beer. I actually have been impressed with the three GF beers from this brewer that Iíve tried. Well, done, and glad itís available.
SoylentBlack (122) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the worst gluten free ale Iíve tried. Itíll do in a bind. Rather flat and too sweet.
PorterPounder (5101) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 500 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a pilllowy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma has an odd meaty character to it with hints of chocolate. Flavor has some light coffee notes, a hint of molasses, some off-putting medicinal notes - due to the lack of gluten Iím sure. Thick enough mouthfeel. Not the most unflavorful thing I have ever tasted and could stomach this if I was allergic to gluten
Experiment_Ale (437) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Patrick's mansion in the mansion backyard with Alex sophia patrick and Steven. Pours brown. Medium lacing. Aroma of apple big malt leather, great. Taste apple sugar cane brandy licorish. Finish very long and savory.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a hazy dark. Aroma is sweet dark fruits. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Sweet, syrupy, and flat tasting. Tastes like a non-alcoholic dark beer or a "beer-flavored" drink. Not good.
Davhgbrew (845) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pricey gluten free brew at $7 for a 550ml. I have been trying a lot of gluten free beers because my girlfriend doesnít eat gluten, and of the oneís Iíve had this one is most similar to gluten "with" beer. Although, as with all the gluten free brews Iíve had, itís just missing that yeasty bite .
ReggieDunlap (2895) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep amber/brown with a thick off white head. Aroma is fruity...raisin and fig. Flavor follows suit...super faint tart and leather too. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a dry/earthy/dark fruit finish.
GothGargoyle (896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy brown with a decent off white head. Aroma is paint, sherry, caramel. Reasonably thin on the body, has a nice tang on the palate. Taste is sherry, grape, little spice. Nice but not much like a Dubbel - not much like a beer at all actually.†