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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 5, 2014
It pours an extremely clear golden yellow color and leaves the same colored body with a slim half finger white foamy head that immediately dies within about twenty seconds, carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace. The aroma is based around lemon juice coming through in a bland yet somewhat earthy funky sort of way, could be construed as offensive, but really not bad to me. In the taste, the lemon juice is back with some apple cidery and a somewhat ginger sort of puckering aspect to it, and then the aftertaste hits me bad, as its basically a harsh sort of lemon/apple juice that basically nails your tongue to the bottom of your mouth. There also isn’t any finish. Its super easy on the palate and the carbonation just assaults my mouth and tongue more so than any AIPA could ever do, but the way it assaults it is just plain bad. Overall, I would not have this again, and it makes me feel bad for those who have to drink this. My suggestion is to have a Widmer’s Omission before this.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christpuncher (1241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
We'll out of beers to rate at this bar. Another gluten free beer that tated really fruity. Smells fruity and has a wine tasting finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
CardsPackHawks (99) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Is this beer or a white wine or cider? I guess if you have to live gluten-free this works, but if not, it has such an odd aroma and taste it is just not worth it.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle: Pours slightly hazy, pale gold with a soapy, white head. Scent is lemony, grassy. Taste is sweet, lemon/citrus...honey.. Almost like a sugary fruit beer. One of the better tasting gluten-free beers I’ve tasted.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (513) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Lemons, citrus. A- Pale color, clear liquid, minimal head. T- Balanced, slightly sweet, lemon and citrus tones. P- Light body, average texture, lively carbonation, crisp refreshing finish. O- The best gluten free beer I have come across. Refreshing and great taste.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a hit hazy, light straw yellow appearance with a small white head. Lemony, a bit tangy, slightly sweet, cake/grainy, almost salty like aroma. Kind of twangy, lemon poppyseed bread flavor. Almost a bit tart. Kind of watery. Slightly candy-like flavor. Hope I don’t develop Celiac disease anytime soon.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csbosox (1223) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (3927) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (553) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mansquito (3444) - 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.


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