fidelis83 (1795) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a dark amber to copper color with a thin, soapy kakhi head. Aroma is full of sorghum, some planty, citrusy hops, red apple skin, earthy grain and some odd weedy (as in nuisance, thistle-like) floral notes. Sorghum and rice sugar in the flavor, husky grain, molasses, sweet red apple, and citrus and planty hops. Excessively light, fairly dry feel, moderate carbonation. While I can’t say that I really enjoyed this beer that much, I can say that the many odd aroma and flavor elements seem to be light in intensity, unlike many other sorghum based beers. Which is saying a lot in the gluten-free segment.
Huhzubendah (2230) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Churchkey in D.C. Shared by a gluten free buddy of mine.
The beer is crystal clear, appearing light orange in color. The head is small and fades within a few moments. Both the aroma and flavor offer sweet apple juice. Apples soaked in alcohol. Some characteristics resembling a hard cider. This was tolerable, but I wouldn’t have it again. I won’t knock it too hard, because I have yet to have a palatable gluten free beer. Decent for what it is.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-25-2012
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Bitter vegetal and earthy skunky hops aroma and taste with a sticky palate.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a strongly carbonated transparent golden brown colored body. The aroma was of floral hop and must. The initial mouth feel was a shock with a strong initial flavor rush. The shock was less noticeable after the second sip. It has a strange cardboard aftertaste. The flavor was strange and hard to define. Not one that I would likely buy again.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Weird, just plain weird. The nose smells like vitamins and burnt caramel malt. The beer is a murky light brown with no head. Sweet with strange off notes of vitamins and soap. Light with a weird vegetal finish.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Another un tasty gluten free beer. Not much of a surprise there, as it tastes a bit of cheap home made cheese cloth beer my dad made once.
blutt59 (5999) - 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
Drake (7843) - Free Union, 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.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Amber color, initially a large head that fades to almost flat. Nose of hops and rye bread. It starts off syrupy, then goes to some hopping, then a very weird grain finish...maybe that's the brown rice. Not bad at first, but gets harder and harder to drink as the glass works its way down.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - Pours mostly clear caramel colored with a small, lingering head and some lacing. It has a very mild aroma, sugary with a touch of caramel. The flavor has moderate hops bitterness, caramel, and sugar. It’s big weakness is the body. Quite lacking. It would have been worse without some good hops, but it’s still not all that good.