Brewed by Hambleton
Style: Specialty Grain
Ripon, England
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Bottle: Cold filtered; and Cask: Unfiltered.
Gluten & Wheat Free Ale.
Ingredients: Yorkshire water, Sorghum, Malted Barely, Brewing sugars, Hops.
A tawny beer with aromas of Cascade, Liberty and Challenger hops and specially prepared dark sugars provide full bodied initial sweetness giving way to pronounced fruit and hop character with a strong citrus finish. Thanks to its formulation and a unique filtration method Hambleton Ales’ GFB delivers the full flavour and satisfaction expected from a British beer in a gluten and wheat-free formulation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2011
500ml bottle. Tangy bittering hops with some American citric aroma hops - tasting slightly staled. Fizzy carbonation. Fullish, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Sweetish malt with some fruit notes, leaning toward the darker end of the malt spectrum. Quite bready and malty. Dark sugar and molasses.There’s much about this that is very similar to a typical British bottled beer. There are stale notes, and there’s an aged feel about the whole thing. The American citric hops add a slightly modern edge, but not much. Overall, it certainly tastes like a beer, and you wouldn’t know it was gluten free. it’s not great, but it’s not half bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2011
Cask Stillage at the Roundhouse, Barrow Hill 14/05/2011 Fruit aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate hoppy and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a dry malt finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
Nip at GBBF 2010. Amber colour. Smells like sweet wet cardboard and tastes no better. Thin and rubbish. Why bother. Awful

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (13483) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2010
50 cl bottle. Amber body with small white head. Flavour malt, fruit, spices and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (11965) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2010
Bottled, 500ml from Booths, Poulton, Lancs. Copper with hardly any head. Initially quite, tinny, metallic and sharp, almost rusty. After a while there is some hint of hop, but it never smooths off, tasting quite cheap. Not the best from this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2009
Bottle. Amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of hops and fruit, espically citrus.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Strange one. Headless red/palate of squash. Aromas of a) an overly sugary, caramel-drenched commercial Flemish sour, b) a beer you opened and drunkenly forgot about, came downstairs and sniffed the following morning before deciding against having a sip (vinegar), and c) feet that haven’t been washed for 6 months (I’d imagine). Flavour strange but better- nothing more unpleasant than your typical caramelly pasteurised supermarket bitter. Actually some half-decent yeasty fruit and sweet Custard Cream maltiness in there. A decent effort, considering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium amber color with a small, virtually none appearance, virtually none lancing, fully diminishing, head. Aroma is moderate fruity sweet, heather honey, light to moderate vinous. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (170508)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Vague aroma with mild hoppy notes. Sweet fruity flavor with caramel, peach and apples. Almost no bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with an off-white head. Mild citrusy hoppy aroma. Flavour is mild sweet citrus fruity. Very delicate hops flavour with a vague maltbase (obviously) but it seems in balance somehow. Mild sweet finish with a growing dry- and bitterness.

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