Foxbush (1258) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. I am not that familar with this brewer. I could not find on the bottle that it was gluten free. I generally do not seek them out. This ale poured a hazy amber color with a white head and modest lacing. The only aroma I could detect was some resin and floral notes. There is some citrus in the taste but everything is muted. I realize gluten free ales and beers serve a limited market and I am glad it is there. This ale has light to medium body with soft carbonation. The finish ended with some sweeetness and not the bitter taste of most APA.
omhper (19233) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear amber, coarse head. Aroma of grapefruit, lychee and dough. Really sweet with plenty of peach, mango and candy. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Long bitter finish.
SSSteve (3740) - - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. gold with chunks. large, foamy, white head. light fruity hop aroma. medium bodied. light cascade, bready notes and hints of caramel. pretty tasty actually. gluten-free products have come a long way. i probably wouldn’t have guessed it.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. No question, this is the best gluten free beer I’ve ever had. Tastes like a normal pale ale, and a good one at that. Nice hoppy bite.
Theis (13292) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at DØE BeerFest 2013. Clear golden - white head. Ok hoppy, light to medium malty, fruity, toasted, red berries, nutty notes, fruity hoppy, grassy, light citrus, grainy notes.
Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at ØK 13, kindly shared by HenrikSoegaard. Clear amber-gold coloured body. Faint white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Grass hoppy taste, hints of citrus and grain. Subdued, mid-dry, bitter finish. Fine with the festival food (Copenhagen 25.05.2013).
MichaelAwesome (3634) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An absolutely fine, well balanced IPA with a citrus beginning and maybe unusual non-bitter end. Fesh, thirst-killing and light in the taste. Very good starter for a beer evening. Classy.
McTapps (3641) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Considering that I live in a IPA, APA etc.-desert, I’m looking forward to just any beers in that style and don’t really care about if its gluten free or not. This one has got a clear deep amber colour with low head and medium body. Nose of aromatic hops. Taste fresh, young, aromatic hops, fresh coriander greens, pink and white pepper, thyme, amber and spicy barley. Very easy and nice to drink, enjoyed it a lot.
queenholly (2861) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lightcaramel malt and grassy hops aroma. Hazy orange with a small yellowed ivory head. Slightly sweet bready caramel malt and herbal hops flavor. Light body, soft carbonation. I think this has to be the most well done gluten free beer I’ve tried so far.
michaelinwa (583) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 You just know something is not right in the world when you find yourself rating a gluten free beer. But such is life at the moment. My previous view of GF beer has moved from, "Why bother?", to "Thank God for making this available". This looks to be one of the "better" GF beers, so here we go. Golden pour, decent white head that holds on barely long enough, and an aroma that consists of mild hop and...what...is...that...some grainy aroma that reminds me of malt. It’s not bad, just different. Taste is relatively dry, slightly astringent, very grainy. This is not sweet. Finish is moderately bitter and again, grainy. Ok, in the world of beer v.s. no beer, this is actually decent. In the world of "I can drink whatever I want", not so much. That said, I’ve had plenty of pale ales, among other brews, that are substantially less interesting than this. This, at least, has character and flavor, hop taste, a finish that lingers, and a little complexity. Oddly, I dislike most of this brewers other beers, and probably have rated several at about the level or lower. Overall, my new perspective stands, "Thank God this is available". This will keep me from cheating until real beer is back up for grabs.