thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
(12oz bottle thanks to blackswan) clear amber,ring of fine bubbles. Nose of plastic, tar, mosquito spray, hospital gown, nasty. Taste of chemicals, alcohol, this is nasty, Gross.
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle for review from Louis Glunz. It has a good, coppery pale ale color. The head is more bubbly and fizzy than most beers, which Iíll put up to its "grain" bill and vegan fining. I really cannot agree with anyone else that the smell is bad. It has some hops to it, which can make up for a lot of other faults. There is the slight sourness that I have found in other gluten-free beers, which becomes more pronounced as the glass warms up. Still there are hops putting up a front. The beerís website mentions on citrusy hops, so that may be contributing to the slightly cidery sourness. Since Iím supposed to be watching a different condition, blood sugar, itís interesting to see the standard ingredient label which shows this has no carbs from sugar (I know, the carbs from alcohol can be just as much a problem), But I do think I could manage with this if I had to (boy, is that damning with faint praise).
Tybalt (206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells actually like a fairly normal beer...pale malt and yeast. Flavor is severely diminished, however. There is some decent pale flavor, but then a sort of apple cider vinegar taste. Give had some tremendous gluten free bread, chocolate, cookies, etc.....not sure if I'll find a beer (especially because I think I'm done looking).
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: June 27, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: clear dark copper
Aroma: sweet aroma, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet sorgum and hop flavor, raw sweetness, earthyness, and a dash of hops, light fruityness
Overall: Iíd give up beer if this was my only option
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Score: *+ /4
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours gold brown. Kind of hazy and fizzy. Tastes of citrus, caramel and hops. Probably the best gluten free beer Iíve drank.
rubbishystuff (1864) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Native Foods in Lakeview. For a gluten free beer it was pretty good, fuller in body and with less of the dry tinney flavor. Compared to regular beer sure it is not as good but not bad for g-free. Serving: Bottle
bytemesis (3318) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber/copper with a medium off-white head that leaves decent lacing. Interesting aroma of citrus and perhaps metal. Flavor is different, but not bad - citrus, molasses, sorghum, definite spiciness. Mildly bitter, floral finish. Aftertaste is a bit odd
kdm1984 (678) - Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another average grain spin by New Planet - this one floral, light, piney, and a bit sour. Like a wussier version of an East Coast IPA, I suppose.
rumproasts (2951) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2012
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
deep coppery amber with small head. very nice looking beer. taste is another story. extremely unpleasant flavor. burnt garbage perhaps? thank god i can have gluten.
unclemattie (4222) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, orange label. Aroma of brown rice syrup and spicy hops. Dark amber color, thin light tan head. Tastes like a hop flavored Clif Bar. Finishes with a bold hop bitterness. Not very well balanced. (3306)