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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This flavorful pale ale is handcrafted from chestnuts, sorghum, certified gluten-free oats, and pure cane sugar, and generously hopped with Nugget, Cascade, and Meridian. The chestnuts are sourced directly from an Oregon farmer and hand-roasted at the brewery. The certified gluten-free oats come from a Montana company that grows them in an area isolated from gluten containing grains and are tested by an independent lab.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4480) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This pours with a lot of fizzy noise. It has just a little haze and is golden. A lot of visible carbonation rises. I smell light fruit, floral hops, and some pepper. First taste is that this is a gluten free beer. Some sourness, fruit, mild hops. The sourness is never an asset in a beer for me and fortunately it is not that pronounced here. The fruit is citrus. There was some pepper and other spices.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
HAzy gold appearance, frothy white head that sticks. SMell is soghum, chestnut, spices, and citrus. Flavor is chestnut, sorghum, slight fruitiness. Some vanilla, lgiht toastiness. Gets better as you go.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (1117) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle from Beermongers in Portland, OR. Brought home for my coeliac mum. Poured a hazy golden with no head to speak of. Aroma of white grapes, sour fruit and hay. Bitter grapefruit and hop resin flavours with a little grassy note in there (NW hop bomb, possibly to cover the sweetness of the malt substitutes). Palate of cereals, caramel, apples and some astringent bitterness. Pretty good, especially for a beer using an alternative grain(s), rather than filtering to be certified gluten free. I hope their beers come along, but as it stands the Omission series from Widmer trump them.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michaelinwa (561) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 Bottle. Typical pale ale pour and color. Aroma is light, pleasant hop, nothing unusual, which is a plus for a GF beer. Taste is actually very decent, and considering the generally mediocre nature of this style, I was impressed with what they did with a GF beer. Has all the right flavors of light grain, closely resembling barley malt, and light if rather boring hop presence. Iím glad its available, and Iíll definitely have it again soon. Good job, Harvester.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (3164) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Shared with Strykzone of Facebook Chat. Pours a clear gold color with a moderate white head and lots of carbonation with a good stream of bubbles. Nose of nuts, and light hops. Barely hops however. Light to medium body. Flavor is a bit spicy with the nuts and a hit of hops again. Finish is ... well there is not any good finish. There is something there that seems almost medicinal. Quite decent for the style however.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle:   Dirty straw, hazy, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Very soft earth/soil like graininess, smidgen of hops.   Smells somewhat normal.   Very pale berry like fruitiiness right up front, followed by that soily/earthy grain aspect, with a very very minor hop background.   Not half bad, better than I expected.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   If I didnít know this was gluten free I probably wouldnít have guessed it.   Somewhat reminds me of the Wolavers Pale Ale in that its certainly got some hops, but has that minor soily/earthy aspect.   Not bad!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crackedmachine (465) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Pours a clear golden-orange with a thin white head and light, fizzy bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is bittersweet, nutty, with a hint of earthiness. Flavor is similar, with upfront chestnuts, and quite pleasant until the medicinal aftertaste creeps up. That aftertaste seems to be less noticeable after several sips, but nonetheless brings down an otherwise enjoyable gluten-free ale.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
pours a light yellow with a very thin white head that goes away quickly, and no lacing. smell is of grain, an organic funk, and some nuts. taste is oily, sweet & sour, caramel, citrus, and hops. ends with a strange aftertaste and definitely organic.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2012
22 oz bottle fron New Seasons - has bubbles, but no real head. Very earthy smell. Smells like nuts and grain. Not much hop aroma, but it sneaks in there. Flavor is ok, but not something I would seek out. Iím glad I donít have gluten issues!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (10359) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours light orange/gold with some white bubbles. Aroma is a little bready and a little hoppy. Med body. Flavor is something that seems bready, but quickly turns into an unusual earthy flavor. Hop is present, but not in recognizable flavor. Not something Iíd drink for flavor, but it would do fairly well with something like pizza or burger.


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