popery (1215) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not the worst gluten free beer but not worth buying, either. The beer pours pale gold and headless. If I didnít know this was a beer, I would call it a cider based on the aroma. Itís all sour apples with a hint of lemony citrus. Thereís also a bit of gummy sorghum sweetness under the surface. It doesnít taste quite as much like cider, though thatís not really a positive. Thereís just very little flavor. A touch of that oddball sorghum sweetness and a mild sour/bitter twang in the finish are pretty much all that Iím getting. Itís more like soda water with dollops of cider and sorghum syrup. There might be a very light touch of hops, but itís hard to tell. The mouthfeel starts almost alright, but it quickly fades into a watery, fizzy mess. Thereís also a touch of booze and that sorghum flavor sticks around unpleasantly in the corners of my mouth. This beer is a definite pass, gluten sensitivity or no. Itís too watery and lacks beer flavor. Really, it tastes like watered down cheap cider. There are better gluten free beers and much, much better ciders.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with no head to speak of.
S: A mild pepper note as well as some "malt", rice, and cardboard. Thereís definitely some apple and crappy tofu aroma. A little bit of soap and water in there, too.
T: Apples and water, soap, and more of the wonderful crappy tofu character. Thereís plenty of wet cardboard with a mild sweetness and a general sense of blandness.
M: Light and watery with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Rather crappy; just like all the gluten free beers Iíve had.
unclemike (2068) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing special, just a slightly above average, tasty, easy to drink beer. Yeah, it does show a slight rye lean, I actaully like that playing off the traditional pils. Nice and spicy
PorterPounder (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Denver, Co. - Tower Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, tight white head. Sweetish wort-like aroma with a hint of honey. Flavor is sweet with some maple-syrup sweetness, a little bit of nuttiness, some grainy notes. Mouthfeel is a tad artificial and slippery. Overall, not bad for what it is and if this is what the doctor ordered me to drink - I could.
scooterbub (746) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAY 15, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head that slowly fades. Taste is of corn, grain, grass, honey and yeast. Similar aroma. Rather sweet. Has a light, watery body. Easy to drink and refreshing, but rather generic.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours golden with no head. Imperceptible aroma. Full nectar with good carbonation. Malty sweet with flavors of nectarine, citrus, and vanilla. The finish is horid.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy with hints of honey and corn. Flavor shows basically the same with hints of cracker and some grassy hops.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured at the speed blogging - Beer bloggers conference
Nice easy drinking special beer. The base malt not being regular malt this was tasty and not that off from a regular malted beer. Nice hops and a good dry finish. I liked this a good lawnmower beer.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reminding myself that this is marketed specifically as a Gluten-free alternative. I had picked up a 6-er of this for a gluten sensitive, and unfortunately beer loving coworker. It has a bit of sweetness, some nice density to the taste. Not bad, by far the best option for the gluten intolerant.
beersearcher (2168) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Considering the restrictions they have placed on themselves this is really well done. Takes some getting used to but it has a nice little burst of sparkle to it. I think most people might not know it was sorghum.