mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2003
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
the palest yellow. it tastes like carbonated apple juice having a fight with a glass of water. the water wins.
egajdzis (4949) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2003 Poured very pale yellow with a small bubbly head. Aroma of rice, buckwheat, and some citrus even. I was surprised how much the smell of buckwheat reminded me of a regular wheat beer. As the beer warmed, I noticed a solid cidery taste to it. It was quite carbonated. I finally got to share a beer with my friend who is allergic to gluten. That was awesome! Thanks Rastacouere
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2003
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Extremely pale straw w/ small white head. Mild aroma of cooked rice & buckwheat. Extremely thin feel. Very water, very bland, cidery, white wine flavour.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - SEP 20, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ultra pale. I mean this makes Coors Light look like Pilsner Urquell. Scant aroma. Thin body. Cidery palate. I can understand using certain grains to avoid gluten, but do hops really have so much gluten that they, too, need to be avoided? If I ever become allergic to gluten, I'll start drinking gin again, because rating this strictly on beer terms, it's awful.
jgb9348 (4030) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2003
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Crystal clear colour with a VERY light yellow colour. The worst beer i've seen to date. Smells a bit like a white wine and looks like it as well. Light-bodied; Almost no flavour, a tiny bit of white wine taste, but not much. Aftertaste is very subtle and not great. Overall, not a great beer...pass this one up! I sampled this beer at Joey_Capps' on 13-September-2003 in Hamilton, Ontario.
Cartoonkhaki (1181) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Gluten free??? More like beer free. Very pale yellow colour with a light head. Buckwheat pancake aroma with slight buckwheat flavour and a weak body. About as conversational as a Muchacha from Saint Arnoulds. I eat alot of buckwheat and didn't like this.
jercraigs (6603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Practically transparent, white winey aroma, and a bit of a white wine and alcohol flavour as well. It is made with rice and buckwheat and you can tell.
Rastacouere (6058) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hmm, this was not good. I guess it's an okay move for people allergic to gluten, but it's just not a tasting beer and doesn't really deserve to be rated here since it obviously will get blasted.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Good Lord!...This is the palest beer I have ever seen!...I think I could watch television through it...Weird plant aroma, reminiscent of dry wild rice...The body of a soda with a bit of bitterness in the back...I've compared beers to sodas before but this is ridiculous...Nefarious red apple skins and fictional cereal...This is 99% water, I'm afraid...
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Really clear and really pale, not much head neither. Sweet aroma, rice, very shy lemon, paint solvant. Somewhat fruity, a tad of acidity, weird rice sweetness. Since I don't have a problem with gluten, I won't be drinking this beer anymore. By the way, I would not call that an american pale ale.