crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
355ml twist off bottle. Clear wine/cidre like pour, fizzy quickly dissipating head. Smell is kind of an absent yeast note. Flavor is crisp, not super sorguhmy but its there. Corn syrup in place of it dispalces the shittiness of the sorghum but it is not healthy so drinking a gluten-free beer in this situation is worthless unless you have celiacs and somehow TJís isnít selling wine or cidre.
Frank (2929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I have had gluten free beers that donít taste all kinds of weird and horrible but apparently having something that tastes good and doesnít have any gluten in it is not enough for the gluten free set as they feel they must suffer to bear their imaginary diseases. This beer is yellow orange and headless. It is made of sorgum and corn syrup and tastes like an old malt liquor thatís been sitting in the cooler for six months. It smells like pennies and has a wince-worthy metallic bitterness to it. This is not a strong beer but regardless it is a bit sweet and rather heavy and sluggish on the palate. It finishes w/ a note of apple sauce and steel wool. This is not aggressively foul and yet it is still very, very bad.
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with about a half inch white head that has decent enough retention. Not much lacing. Aroma isnít exactly pleasing, the brew smells like watered down apple juice, bready malt/grain, white grapes, and a weird slightly tart smell. The brew mostly tastes the same way, like watery apple juice, white grapes, bready malt/grain, and some corn. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit syrupy with low carbonation. Iíve had some other gluten free beers before, but this is probably the worst one Iíve had that I can remember. On the bright side, I picked this up for just $1.17 a single at Trader Joeís. Even for a Trader Joeís house brand beer, this one is bad. Thatís why I make a point to usually buy singles there. But with that being said, I drank the bottle without any problems so I guess it couldnít have been too horrible.
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I know that Iím an outlier on this, but I donít like lagers, and that was made up for by sweetness, which is something I quite like. Because of that sweetness, there was a light Belgian quality to this, with hints of fruitiness (grape) too. A bit sticky and sickly by the end of the bottle, but Iíve been keeping gluten free for about three months, and this might be a good go-to beer for me. Bottle.
boozedude (1851) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottld into glzss.. been avoiding this obe for a while cuz of the gluten free.. normally I hate those.. but this one isnt horrid.. clear gold pour with thin white head.. aroma is tart..taste is light tart sweet. But light and easy drinking... not all th a t bad
tnkw01 (1150) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pale gold color with a decent head. Aroma is a sweet malty grain aroma. Taste is YUCK. Way too sweet and not even in a pleasant way.
NallePalle (118) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought at Trader Joeís, Foxborough, MA. Not a large personality of this beer, some fruitiness in the aroma. Prominent sweetness.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Yeah. Not that good. Not that surprising. Pours a watery pale thin yellow. Faint nose ... sweet and cloying. Decent fizz to begin with ... but doesnít hold it. Sweet and syrupy - no noticeable hops. Too bad. I was hoping for something decent. Darn you gluten intolerance!
fezzy (82) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Little to no nose - a vague hint of sweet fruit. Tastes corny, kind of sweet. Very low on the hopping. Low carbonation leads to a lower palate score, mainly because I wanted this brew to be really bubbly to encourage me to drink it down. Not so good.
DirtMcGirt333 (1) - Gardiner, USA - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clear golden pour, minimal head disappeared instantly, Thin and light in body, Tasted a bit like sour cereal. If this is a representation of what gluten free beer is like, Iím glad I donít have a gluten intolerance.