Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
courtesy of oh6gdx - hazy dark red-amber colour with a firm pale beige head; some citrus and herbs in the nose; light-bodied and very sharp, tart palate, sweet and aggressively bitter, salty; flat and dry flowery and corny finish - urghhhh
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle 500ml. Firstly, letís remember that this is a gluten and wheat free beer. That said, it is pretty damned awful. Pours a murky dishwater brown, with quite a large fizzy head on it. Aroma was somewhere between apples and pears. I found the taste to be a kind of metallic cider. The metal twang is off putting. No real bitterness to speak of. It seemed unnecessarily over-carbonated. Why? Quite thin on the palate and a dry finish that is still detectable over half an hour later.
oh6gdx (21106) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized brown head. Rotten apples, raisins and grass in the aroma. Flavour is quite the same with some more fruityness. Refreshing, but thatís probably one of the few positive things with it.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose of malt and mollasses. Large frothy cream head. Pours a red amber beer.Taste is sweet, some stale hops and a medium dry finish. Reminds me of shandy.
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled (BB 02/2009)
Pale nut brown color, decent white head. Raisins, rubberboots, grass and overfermented Finnish mead aroma. Fizzy carbonation. Fruity: raisins, apples and light vegetably hops in the flavor with slightly sweet aftertaste, similar to some table beers from Finland. Lack of barley makes beer a bit empty. Quite strange beer, but not totally useless, you can drink it if it is all you are allowed to! Painfully expensive in Finland (5,50 euros per bottle in the supermarket).
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottled) Almost clear, darkish amber with a small but lasting head. Sweetish-fruity aroma with yeast and toffee (in a way it reminds me of some NÝgne ō brews) - but also strangely cherry-rubbery, stuffy and quite unpleasant. One gets used to the aroma after a while, and it gets better as it warms up. Dark-fruity yeastiness in the flavor with apple, pear, and even some Belgian Dubbel character. Light to medium-bodied with balanced, slightly fizzy carbonation. Quite interesting and drinkable for a gluten-free beer, but not much to do with bitter.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Much better than the Hambleton Gluten Free Ale, this is copper coloured with a curious aroma of musty apples. Taste is slightly sweet with a sour apple background. Needs some bitterness, but just about drinkable.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2007
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Smells OK, quite hoppy. Unfortunately, there is nothing happening and there is an awful stale, metallic mouthfeel. very thin mouthfeel. Nasty.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iv seen all of greens beers in Pechams loads of times, they are promoting glutten and wheat free beers for people with Coeliac disease and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), so good on them.
Aroma starts minimal but a bit of malt coming in, however as it warms sweet apples juice starts to have the main say. Taste is exactly the same as aroma, with this distinct apple juice sweetness distroying whats good here.