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Brewed by Hambleton
Style: Specialty Grain
Ripon, England
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2007
Bottle. Having friends with gluten and wheat allergy, I was happy to find the GFA and GFL which enabled them to enjoy a beer with us. For them it was fantastic to be able to share and experience something different then the usual dull mass produced beer with nothing that resembles malt. Large light brown creamy head that mostly lasted. Good display of thick lacework. Clear sparkling body with a dark amber color. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit, brown sugar, nutty and caramel, some spice and yeast. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sweet fruity flavor with a hint of bitterness. Fruity sweet finish. Nothing spectacular and very different to a regular Bitter, but still quit nice and drinkable I thought. Especially if you have allergy!

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2007
[Bottle from Peckhams] Oh. My. God. This is absolutly dreadful, certainly one of the worst beers I have ever tasted. VERY sweet, caramel, fruit concentrate. Eugh.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 10, 2007
Dark amber, thin off-white head that fades quickly. Sourness immediately then hops. Grapefruit in the mouth, more sourness unoccupied by any other taste. Citrusy and ok if you don’t know better. Flimsy palate, kinda sweet and uninteresting with that mouthwash feel at the back of the throat. Shame, promised so much.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2007
Deep ruby, grapefruit malt nose , very full flavour, little mouth fizz, sherberty and quite lemony on palate

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skinnyviking (6746) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle. Small but lasting off-white head. Clear copper body. Lovely berries aroma, strawberries I think. Hard to describe but good. Mild and sugary sweet, too sweet, limonade like flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2007
Bottled. Chestnut/cherry red coloured body, bright and very clean looking. Sugary malt aroma. Sweet with a very watery thin palate. Only a beer you would rate, respect to the brewers though for looking out for everyone.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Maria (10125) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2007
Came as GFB. The head is moderate and slightly golden, leaving a nice lace. The color is brown with a red hue. the aroma is malty with notes of citrus and the flavour is sweet with notes of candy sugar and citrus that lasts throughout the finish. I don’t find any other notes really, and I’m not going to buy more of this beer.

0.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2007
This was slightly out of date which probably didnt help. Aroma was sweet sweet apples. Taste was horrible completely disgusting, super sweet and just aggghhhhhhh.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
StueyD (1110) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2007 A reddish brown coloured beer with a frothy off white head. A nutty, sweet nose, with an artificial fruit aroma. The taste is sweet and fruity, a little like “Sherbet Dabs” zesty but with a hint of liquorice!!!Then an appley, sour flavour, leading to a sweet and fizzy finish. (Bottle - courtesy of Mark & Marie @ The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2007
From a 500 ml. narrow neck bottle with a blurb on the back label, short list of ingredients on the right corner of front label, no freshness date, sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a pint glass. Poured a clear reddish copper with a small sudsy, bubbly topped off-white head that quickly settled into a fizzy lacing. Aromas of fruity, slightly citrus with green apples, hops, dark candied sugars and solvent-like alcohol. Moderate carbonation with a very soft crispiness, a tad watery, thin medium bodied mouthfeel. Sugary with a sour fruity taste, sweet fermented sugars that doesn’t really balance with sour fruity hops, citrus, apples with a touch of spice, a soft herbal, woody bite towards the end and a sugary, sour citrus finish. I still haven’t tasted a gluten free beer that I would drink on any kind of regular basis, I think the drinkability on this suffers from an unbalanced taste, the sweet and sour effect of this ale turns me off.


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