pdx77 (1329) - Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Harvester Brewing. Pale fizzy yellow color, reminiscent of a cider. Aroma is candi sugar, toffee, and a hint of sweet citrus. Taste is plum, candi sugar, lightly tart citrus, and nuts. Nice flavors that mix well. Finishes light and refreshing.
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle pours a clear straw color with a finger of white head that dissipates quickly leaving only a couple of specks of lacing. Aroma is light fruits and citrus with hints of perfume. Taste is a light fruity sweetness with a light citrus hop bitterness. Light bodied with mild carbonation. One of the better gluten-free brews out there.
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Strykzone (4911) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 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. I’m glad its available, and I’ll definitely have it again soon. Good job, Harvester.
Beese (1651) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 I’d drink for flavor, but it would do fairly well with something like pizza or burger.
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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. I’m glad I don’t have gluten issues!