kp (10887) - 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: I’d 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
bhensonb (8991) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Ledgers. Pours clear copper with very little head. Aromas of citrus and yeast. Med body. Flavor is quite odd, suggesting metal, brown sugar and a little citrus. Maybe treacle. Would take getting used to.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a small sized head. Toasty, some earthiness, and caramel. Tastes of the same with a weird aftertaste.
Ratman197 (7614) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aroma of graininess, bread, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of graininess, bread, citrus and light carmel with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
3fourths (6943) - Straßgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 candied orange brandy and paint thinner nose. different fusels and esters for sure. harsh, abrasive, unpleasant sharpness and medicinal quality from the first sip. bittering hops and nutri-sweet caramel flavoring hold on the tongue. undrinkable. no chance people put up with this just to keep drinking beer.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A: The beer pours a transparent amber color with almost no head.
S: Grass and citrus peel are pretty much the only evidence of hops in this beer. Very bland and watery, but there is a bit of rice and some wet cardboard/paper aroma, too.
T: Quite watery with a bit of rice and a bad vegetarian hot dog flavor. A bit of cardboard and wet paper with some mild grass and citrus peel. A mild bitterness to it on the finish.
M: Very light in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Nothing about this beer was enjoyable.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Craft. Pours medium copper with 1-finger frothy off-white head and a lot of carbonation streams. Nose is sorghum, pretty high hop load. Tastes of sorghum, a bit tart, with a hefty hop bill, some mild molasses, and earthy yeasty notes. Tastes a lot like some of the pale ales I used to brew in my Mr. Beer kit. Not too shabby for this style, and by this style I mean gluten-free and not specialty grain.
Drake (6491) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear copper color with a fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy, caramel malts, nutty notes and metallic hops. The taste is bitter hops, caramel, honey, tea and nutty notes. Medium bodied. Decent.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottled, thanks to the blackswan, amber colored pour with vanilla, wine and figs, thin plastic body hurts it
Ernest (5610) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (grain, husks, caramel, malt syrup), lightly hoppy (apricot), with a strong note of butter/diacetyl.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
Unpleasant raw and diacetyl-rich aroma gets things off to a bad start. Sniffing this does not encourage one to even venture one sip. I find it perplexing that American microbrewers can’t even make something as good as A-B’s Redbridge in the gluten-free category...which ain’t a great beer, but man...attempts by Lakefront, Bard’s Tale, New Planet, etc. are pretty atrocious.