DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
So this gluten-free beer from a 50¢ end-of-stock bin at Binny’s finally lets me tick Nevada off my list of states. Like most GF brews, it pours with a lot of fizz and a fizzy, gluey head that goes away quickly. Pale straw color. It is missing the sour apple smell of a lot of sorghum-based beers. But the smell remaining is mostly mineral water. But the taste just is not worth the trip. Some fizz with stale pear juice and curdled milk from the rice. Some hop bite, at least. But with the new methods for deglutenizing malt beers, this one needs to decide if it wants to stay in the picture.
Travlr (11016) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle with jackl. Clear pale yellow color, almost flat. Aroma of perfume, herbs, spice. Taste is bitter and herbal. Not a bad attempt, drinkable.
BOSSbrewer (1592) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 21, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival 2014. Pours clear yellow with a fizzy white dissipating head. Among the GF beers I’ve had, this one is one of the better ones. Cidery and light, but it was drinkable.
TXBadger (1344) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a very light gold with white head, very carbonated. Cereal type grains, but sweet on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes light. Not much here.
jackl (4566) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle share w/ Travlr. Light gold with a small head. Sort of pissy lemon, little else. Taste isn’t agreeable. Green apple. Pretty lightweight. Strange rice flavor. Light body, soft carb. Not good.
Frank (2827) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a gluten free beer that tastes kind of beer-like but not quite. It is crystal clear golden in the glass and mostly headless. It actually smelled like a nice, hoppy APA upon opening and I thought for a brief second I was in for something that wasn’t going to be all that bad. Unfortunately, that moment didn’t last and the aroma quickly waned to a sort of light honey-like floral aroma. The flavor is a little bit sweet and apple-y and quite bitter in an earthy grassy kind of way. It seems to me like these gluten free beers should taste more like regular beers but they always taste all kinds of strange. They get this cheap rum kind of character from being brewed from too much sugar is my guess but I really have no idea. Anyway, I’d leave this stuff alone unless you just have to drink something that calls itself beer and can’t consume gluten.
nike (965) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz can on the Vegas strip. Light body, clean crisp taste,, slightly hopped, overall for a gluten free brew, it wasn’t that bad.
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale Yellow Color, Medium Bubbly Head Dissipates Quickly, No Lacing. Cider or Champaign Like Aroma that reminds me of Apples. Tastes like champaign, apples, citrus, light bitter ending. Waaaay over carbonated, very hard to drink until. Have to wait for fizz go away, makes it easier to drink. Thank God, This one has no Sorghum in it, so it is actually drinkable and somewhat enjoyable Glutten Free option for people that need it. OK for what it is...
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has hops and grains with a slight yeast quality. The appearance is straw gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall drinkable for the gluten free crowd.
Palidor19 (2936) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The lack of proper malt gives this a real sharp punch with the specialist gluten free. Mild hops give this a fizzy drink
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Ibrew2or3 (6843) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can pours clear gold with thirty second near white head of weak foam. The aroma drags up modest levels of sugary sweetness, a dry white paper earthy note and a couple of slivers of citrus fruit. As it warms it gets more Malt Liquor like with slightly chemical and pear to apple fruitiness. The taste has bitter lemon to lime to grapefruit sort of citrus notes that have a vague sort of sugary backbone to them helping to keep them grounded. The hop notes seem to stray into a bit of hop leaf astringency near midway and then again into the finish and that keeps the flavor from coming together in a cohesive manner. I think if this was a little closer to 40F serving temp and I was outside in the heat this might be a suitable choice.