beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is almost orange soda. Citrusy hops with sugar from the rice. Pours an amber color. Bitterness fades quickly. As it warms up a little the bitterness takes charge and the grain fades
brinehart (211) - Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep copper w/ off-white fleeting head. No lace. Primarily cidery nose. Some floral hops too which is nice, but also some sort of metallic off-aroma. Good bitterness from American hops and a decent balance between hop character and something that I will call "maltiness." Some nice nuttiness makes up for the lack of malt, but like with other gluten free beers, the absence of malt and cidery characters are hard to get past. This is the best gluten free beer Iíve had, but still not a great beer.
gururyan (609) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 31, 2011
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
The color is beautiful. Aaaaaaaaaaand thatís it for the compliments. This is just nasty, totally undrinkable. Itís worse than unflavored cough syrup. I would drink a PBR before drinking this, which-if you know me-is pretty bad.
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - 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.
Ernest (6220) - 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 canít even make something as good as A-Bís Redbridge in the gluten-free category...which ainít a great beer, but man...attempts by Lakefront, Bardís Tale, New Planet, etc. are pretty atrocious.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with no head. Smells of brown sugar and graham crackers with a hint of spicy hop. Full nectar with good carbonation. Starts out malty with a bit of sweet . A big hop profile is forward while the malt component dies rapidly leaving scorched mouth flesh to peel away. Not bad!
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours deep gold with a white head. Aroma is sweet, showing notes of rice and grassy hops. Flavor shows pretty much the same. Overall pretty simple but better alternative than budlight imo.