Gr0ve (2107) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
330 ml bottle. Dark brown colour and slightly hazy. Medium-sized off-white head. Appley aroma with some dark malts. Sweet malts at first then even more apples. Texture is oily, but the beer isn’t particularly sweet. Fusel flavours and alcohol notes do show through. Does not much resemble a beer. It is more like a root beer or a ginger ale of some sort. Some roasted characters. Notes of raisin, but no sweetness. This is a very odd beer and definitely something that I not like.
nuplastikk (4087) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2008 16.9 oz bottle. Really nice deep brown color. The taste is super sweet, the sugary flavor reminiscent of a Caribbean sweet stout...in a bad way. Semi watery in a way, so a little drinkable...certainly doesnít make me want to try any other of the Greenís beers. Borderline disgusting pungent sorghum(?) taste dominates the aftertaste, like bad cough medicine.
kopher (592) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2008
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours very dark brown, lots of dark bubbly head.
Aroma is cloyingly sweet with strong dark cherries and some metal.
Taste is worse. Sort of an odd artificial fruitiness mixed with too much sweetness and again with the metal. Also a bit too thick.
Overall, fairly stomach-ache inducing, but not the most terrible thing, especially given the insane list of ingredients.
DuffMan (6073) - 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.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 15, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottled. This was an endeavor I regret going on. This is supposed to be a Dubbel! I feel cheated I didnít experience that when I tried it. Anyways this beer is very similar to their Discovery, in fact so similar I am going to recycle some notes. Poured dark brown with a medium brown head. Not too bad of a start, but down hill we go. Aroma is apple cider with buttery white wine. Flavor is very light nothingness with some hints of a buttery white wine. Thin body but not too poorly carbonated.
jgb9348 (4436) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a super thick looking murkiness and a nice fast-fading tan head. Aroma of pure funk, caramel, raisins, grapes, cola and a tiny bit of spice - not too pleasant. Medium-bodied; Strong sharp maltiness with a twang of metal that can’t be diffused. Aftertaste shows some lighter metallic flavours, blood, malt, figs and some fruits - but basically just a mellowing out of the already pretty bad tastes. Overall, a pretty bad offering - if I had this in a blind tasting, I’d say this is some crummy craft breweries attempt at a nut brown. This thing is really bad - definitely not worth drinking! I sampled this 500 mL bottle purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 03-May-2008, sampled on 07-September-2008.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 14, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Horrid. Molasses, medicine, and a fake juice aroma mixed with something approaching plum. Medium bodied and amber appearance.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2007
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Some caramel sweetness. Smooth, thin light, and very metallic, horrible mouthfeel. Stale.
Braudog (5454) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2007
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle: This pour is a muddy, river-bottom reddish-brown, with a boiling top of big rocky foam that fades immediately, but clings for dear life to the side of the glass. The aroma, as all of these Greenís beers Iíve tried, is sour and off-putting. Likewise, the flavor is a mess ... sour and mushy, like fermented lifesavers or something, this is a trainwreck. (#3161, 10/28/2007)
Suttree (4864) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Absolutely Vile. It looks OK, I guess, brownish red with a huge, foamy tan head. Smells and taste sour, but not a good sour, really kind of vinegary. Why are so many of these gluten-free beers seeminlgy formulated specifically to highlight their weaknesses? Complete drain pour.