Ughsmash (7466) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up lightly-toasty corn and pale malts with light, dank hop accents. The flavor found corn, honey, and odd grain (sorghum?) with sharp lemon zest and odd bitterness around.. finished lemony and quasi-refreshing. Light-bodied with an ok flow through the palate.
b3shine (7406) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent gold with thin white head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells doughy and a little skunky. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Alright for a gluten-free lager.
drowland (7378) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2012
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
6/6/12. 12oz bottle shared by our rep. Clear golden pour with basically no head. Horrifying aroma of band aids and burnt tires... man. Equally terrible flavor with burnt tires, plastic, and a bit of hay. Terrible.
daniele (7210) - ITALY - MAY 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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gunnar (7125) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from HelgÝ Meny, Sandved. Pours clear straw coloured with a tiny white head. Aroma of sweet grainy malts. Taste is light sweet, very shy grassy hops, makes a short bitter finish.
Ernest (7032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cereal), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with light notes of DMS and soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
I really dreaded trying this because...well...for one, itís Widmer. Secondly, itís a gluten-free beer, and gluten-free beers almost always suck. Hard. But just as Redbridge is surprisingly one of the more passable GF examples (from an even worse brewery), this beer is better than the bulk of its brethren. Itís toasty, itís hoppy, itís flaws are minor, and itís...believe it or not...drinkable. In fact, if you didnít tell me it was GF, I probably wouldnít even know. No, itís not going to compete with good lagers out there...this is basically on the level of Full Sail Session Lager or something like that, but still...good grief, you can do a LOT, LOT worse in this field (Sprecher Shakparo, anyone???). If I had to go GF, I would have no problem having one of these once in awhile (when I wasnít drinking wine instead). The Omission website says these brews may contain gluten, since they *are* brewed with barley and such. So...ummm....hmmm.
Geokkjer (7031) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma of hay, malt, some fruitiness and herbs. FLavor is sweet and fruity with some hay, malt and some bitterness. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.
larsga (6937) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Small white head. Clear yellow body with light carbonation. Light fruity sugary aroma with floral notes. Dry floral resiny taste with fruity grainy notes. Thin-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry grainy mealy aftertaste with wooden notes. Well, they didnít leave much in this one, so must have omitted quite a lot. Boring (0.33l bottle, CC Mat, Lillehammer.)
Radek Kliber (6885) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where and how: bottle 355ml
Aroma grainy, pale malts. Not too clean. Slightly soapy hints. Generic vibe.
Top: white top, fizzy top, sparse lace.
Base: pale straw.
Palate : tad thin body
Taste: sweet grainy malty lager. Grassy behind. Thinner yet with good approach.
Other notes blue collar lager
PorterPounder (6714) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling light golden with a light blanket of a white head and excellent bubble action. Aroma leaves much to be desired with hints of dish soap, some wet paper bag, a touch of black pepper. Flavor is a mess. Some odd ripening vegetable notes, some black paper, some dusty copper pennies. Mouthfeel is thin and distant. Passable if you had to drink it.