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Brewed by Hambleton
Style: Specialty Grain
Ripon, England
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.


1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
StueyD (1467) - 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.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Stefano (1901) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2006
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

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gethinbeer (2367) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2006
(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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4406) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2006
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rauchbier (3667) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2005
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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2005
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.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2005
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30685) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
An amber beer with a nice light brown head. The aroma is very yeasty and spicy - should almost think it was Belgian. The flavor is very sweet - almost like candy, but with a nice acidity to it - something like a grapefruit caramel - if that exist. It also has a toffeeness to it, the mouthfeel is smooth, but it dies quickly on the palate.


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