Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2008
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Just going to take this as a beer: Dark brown colour. Some concord grape juice and molassesy accents. Sourish character with grape juice and maybe blackberry.
hopscotch (8907) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle... Very dark brew (hazy orange when held up to light) with a small, fizzy, white head. Smells like sake and dark fruit. Light-bodied with extremely fizzy carbonation. Tastes like bad, cloyingly sweet sake. Finishes sweet and watery.
mike_77 (2988) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very dark brown colour with light brown fizzy head. Quite a citric aroma. Flavour has an acidic edge but an overall sweet feel. It doesnít look like or taste like beer.
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
Gr0ve (2128) - 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 (4299) - 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 (6554) - 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 (4661) - 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.