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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2011
I really love these Sorghum beers. I’m not sure I really understand what they are all about, but I understand they are delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EMunk (99) - USA - FEB 5, 2012
First sorghum beer ever and I liked it. Only had a small glass, but it was so unique that I found myself wanting more....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
schne361 (18) - - APR 27, 2014
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 This is a very good gluten free beer, and it is one of the only light gluten free beers I like. It has a light yellow color with an aroma that consists of hops, fruit, and grain. The beer is a light beer with tastes of earth, dried fruit, and a hint of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerryforgfbeer (2) - - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
One of the best "gluten-free" I have tasted. Luckily you can find in Oklahoma liquor stores.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GrainBeltMan (30) - California, USA - APR 22, 2010
Crisp, dry, light but flavorful -- I don’t understand the anti-sorghum crowd. Shit, even if you don’t have celiac disease (do beer shits count?), this is a tasty brew. The main drawbacks are price (is sore-gum that hard to come by?) and availability (can only find at a vegan-weirdo type joint).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (1699) - Kearney, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5646) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Pretty neat aroma of saffron, hay, and honey. Clear yellow with a thick frothy head. Stronger than expected taste, reasonably sour, harsh mouthfeel. It tastes of honey and lemon, but mainly sour apple. This is very good, and I can’t understand some of the other ratings. It’s too carbonated perhaps, but it tastes great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Gold color with no head. Interesting honey-like aroma. I’ve never really smelled sorghum, but I’m guessing that’s what this aroma is. It’s hard to describe this taste without having some references with the ingredients. Honey is still predominant with a somewhat sour finish. A little winey, like a Chardonay. I would really love to be able to compare this to a sorghum beer from Africa and see how close it is. A nice and very different treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2006 New Grist has a very complex flavor and finish. It’s syrupy on the palate with many flavors circling through the mouth. Much sweeter than any other ale I have tried. My first reaction to New Grist was, "What the hell is this." The taste and experience is very unexpected. After finishing a bottle, I found myself pleased with the experience. This is a very different beer that is not for all occasions. It’s dark amber color and thick taste is good for a cold evening by the fireplace. This beer is not for everyone and I can certainly understand the negative remarks - either you will love New Grist or you will hate it, both opinions being valid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Tasted 5/25/08. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a dark golden hue. White ring of head. Aromas of honey, rubbery and wheat chaff. Nutty and caramel notes. Medium bodied with a nice effervescence. Dry malts with an odd popcorn and pretzel flavor. Bright floral yeast character. Mild hops. Tart and grainy. Touch honey and citrus. Mildly burnt. Toasty and nutty. Citrus. As far as Gluten Free beers go, it’s quality. Though odd...

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