Quevillon (2341) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2007
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bouteille de 341 ml. Jaune super claire, mince collet et assé effervescence. Arome faible de riz trop cuit (comme ce serait le cas, car le riz a peu d’arrome) avec un très légé sensation de vin blanc type piquette. Goût d’eau mélangé avec quelque goute de jus de fruits, zéro arrière goût. Je suis donc heureux que je suis tolérant au gluten, c’est trop ennyent!
DuffMan (5795) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
On the one hand, thank goodness that people with celiac disease can now sit down with a cold one in front of the hockey game. On the other hand, too bad they are limited to this singular choice. It is exceedingly pale, fizzy, and has very little character to comment on. It comes across as a very low-alcohol style, in the sense that it has a vaguely apple-fruitiness to it, and it is very watery. A culinary innovation that delivers mixed results I guess. I’m betting that for joe-average beer drinker who is gluten-intolerent, this will fit the bill just fine. But for a beer "conniseur" who is gluten-intolerent, this will be a teeth-grinding compromise.
daniel0017 (363) - Yukon, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
It’s difficult to rate a beer like this one. By strict definition, this is not really beer and that’s one reason why it’s tough. Secondly, How do we establish a basis for comparison with this beverage? If it’s not beer, then what is it? Let me spare you the commentary and rate! Pale golden yellow, no head, no lace. Stinky, over fermented champagne-like aroma with a hint of hops. Flavor is much the same as the aroma with a short lived citrus aftertaste and very bitter, dry finish. Mouthfeel of tonic water. Way too expensive and way too bad. I feel bad for people with celiac illness to have to endure this when craving beer. Pooeh!
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
[082-20061031] 341mL. Concord grapes aroma. Clear, pale golden yellow body with a small, quick white head. Flavour shouts fermented grapes with a background or base of rice, kinda skunky. Light body and light fizz. Comes together but in a bad way.
blankboy (5616) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a ridiculously pale yellow, almost white, with a small diminishing white head -- man, this looks like crap. Aroma of somewhat stinky rice, grain and some sourness. Flavour starts harsh, not a good start, and it tastes of watery rice, grain and fruit and has a weird aftertaste. Light bodied. I guess if you have to drink a gluten-free beer it’s drinkable but thank goodness I don’t have to.
DerWeg (1419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
341 bottle from LCBO ’broken case’ basket - sold for 1.50. Almost clear runny pour with just a tinge of rusty yellow, light champagne-y fizz with minimal head. It really is like cheap apple and pear juice diluted with club soda - the metallic dryness from the dilution is unpleasant. The aroma is indescribably harsh - sort of sulfur, acetic, petrol, raw yeast - something is very wrong here. This could be way less horrid without these nasty overtones in the nose and finish, plus give it some added concentration of the fruity base flavors. Maybe add less water? Good idea gone bad I think.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 Bottle (341ml). Via trade with mouton_noire - thanks, Marie-C!. Let’s get this puppy done and buried asap. Very pale yellow, small white head, looks like apple juice. What aroma there is is sour; sour grain, sour spicy yeast - sort of fruity, bleagh. Taste - oh, gawd, like cheap apple juice mixed with cheap grape juice and a little yeast - sweet, harsh, oh where’s the friggin’ sink? Watery fizzy harsh body, weird chemicals and grapeskins aftertaste ... you’ve been warned.
GRM (2698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown bottle, 341 ml; eye: pale yellow, white head that resembles champagne but falls rapidly, nice effervescence at the start but that disappears as well, lacing, clear; nose: sake, buckwheat; mouth: sake, buckwheat, grapes, thin finale in sake with a slight bitterness, light body, thin texture, average carbonation; overall: special
Bouteille brune, 341 ml; oeil : jaune très pâle, mousse semblable à du champagne mais qui disparaît, belle effervescence en début mais qui disparaît, dentelle, claire; nez : saké, sarrasin; bouche : saké, sarrasin, raisin, finale mince en saké avec une légère amertume, corps léger, texture mince, carbonatation moyenne; en résumé : spécial
TheJester (1651) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells and tastes like a wine spritzer. Crazy expensive. Served it for a gluten-intolerant buddy who said it’s better than no beer at all, so it serves a purpose.
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2006
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer is bizarre...I dont like the flavor, but I like the palate. This is the first beer where the flavor and the palate doesn’t match. This beer has a fruity and little spicy aroma and palate. The appearance is simple, it’s like any other s*** beer. I tought that this beer would have been better and with a price that compares to Unibroue products (e.g. Trois Pistoles at 9%), I do not suggest this beer at all.