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An all-sorghum beer. New Grist, a beer for Celiacs brewed from sorghum and gluten-free yeast grown on molasses. New Grist is the first “official” gluten free beer in the U.S., although it cannot technically be called “gluten-free” until established governmental guidelines are determined for all products claiming “gluten-free” status. In the interim, this Celiac-safe beer can be called “barley-free,” and is a welcome product to those who need to live on restricted diets due to intolerance to gluten, a protein found in common brewing grains such as barley, wheat, rye, oats, spelt, kamut and triticale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csbosox (1217) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Lemony aroma with a slight odd funkiness. Flavor is bright and floral. Balanced finish, but almost a hint of honey-water sweetness at the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (3742) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Aroma is grains, fruit and a hint of the expected rice and sorghum funk. The flavor is fruit, light citrus/hops, an undercurrent of rice and a tart finish. Better than expected although I’d have to say it wasn’t great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
A decent option for a gluten free beer. Taste is good with a decent malt background and a slight hoppiness. Better then I was expecting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Stolen from my temporarily gluten free room-mate: Pours really pale yellow. Aroma is all weird like... smells like a bastardized pale lager, which I guess it is. Hard for me to classify the difference. Taste is very minimal. Watery with a kind of candy finish. No hops to be found. Kind of sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle, this one wasnt half bad for a gluten free beer. it was pretty smooth and drinkable it didnt have too much flavour, but it was nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Pear and bubblegum aroma. Clear golden color. Bubbly white head. Tart bubblegum start with a mellow finish. Good for a gluten-free beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle share by Jared, pale yellow/off white pour. Light sour apple aroma and rubber scent, similar taste and grain. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BrownALEx (262) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Well I tried it. Didn’t like it. Maybe if I needed to go on a gluten free diet this would suffice. Until then though, uh no.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle split with Jay on 6/21/2013.

Appearance: Pours a nice yellow color.
Aroma: Light citrus aroma.
Taste: Very light bitterness, light sweetness.
Palate:Light body.

Summary: Mostly tried this to see how it tastes gluten free - not bad, expected worse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Golden, fairly clear, moderate sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Sort of this sweet mushroomy like aroma.   Its a little cidery too.   Has a weird apple/pear juice sort of flavor up front.   A little mealy, but not as much as I expected.   Low hop, well nil actually.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Trying to wrap my head around this one.   For some reason it reminds me of what a sour ale would be without the sour.   Has this pale fruity content, but its also mealy.   Not bad, certainly different.

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