DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2007
0.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This was slightly out of date which probably didnt help.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.
StueyD (1549) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2007
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
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).
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Stefano (1923) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2006
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Amber colour with a small beige head. Malty dark fruit sweet aroma. Flavours are reminiscent of kit homebrew gone wrong. Has a disgusting fake sweetness. Barely drinkable
Gethinbeer (2429) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very sweet aroma, sugar, honey syrup, its all in there. Dark copper appearance. Very thin to non existant head. Sweet, flat, dull. did I say SWEET. Initial taste I thought it was a fruit pop. Fruity sweetness. SWEET did i say SWEET. I expected a poor beer being a gluten free beer but this was terrible.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a clear, dark amber with a small, off-white head. Sweetish aroma of malt and caramel. Medium body with a sirupy sweetness being very dominant - a rather extreme sweetness. Accents of nuts and caramel. No bitterness. A somewhat dubious pleasure. 220406
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronze appearance.Sweetness that hits you as soon as you start sipping. Thick texture-if I ever drink glue full of sugar this is what it would probably taste like.The first beer I have tried from this brewery-its got to get better.
rauchbier (3709) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, from Asda. Copper bronze, thin but lasting white head, low condition. Gentle hop notes initially but soon drowned out by a heavy caramel sweetness and a delicate smokiness. Very sweet in the mouth with hints of caramel and burnt toffee, some background herbal Drambuie type notes and a faint suggestion of phenolic smokiness. Gentle dry bitterness in the finish but still with a dominant sweetness, although some fruity hoppiness is noticeable. Not a great beer but still far more balanced and beer like than any of the Greens gluten free range, and cheaper.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber colour with a small beige head. Malty dark fruit sweet aroma with a spicy note. Sweet malty flavor with a caramel sweetness and a hoppy fruity finish.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2005
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Thank God I don’t have Coeliac disease. Bottle from Asda. Brownish with off white dissipating head. Aroma of brown sugar, saccharine, sherbert. Mouthfeel scarily awful - feels like overthick coca-cola. Tastes like that blue translucent toothpaste. I love Hambleton’s beers and Nick Stafford is a sound bloke, but this isn’t beer. Good marketing move and a service to Coeliacs, but don’t expect beer if you don’t use malt.