DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served from bottle at Omission event at FatPour Tapworks. Yes, I’ve notched it up a bit for being "good" as a glutoen-free beer goes. Color is a little more brown than pale ale copper in its glass. Still exhibits a nice malty and bitter hop smell. Taste is pretty forward on malts, with a basic pale ale hop background. Some orangey notes thread themselves in as I travel further down the glass. Not an "extreme" pale ale, but it starts to pick up some hop zing as it warms. Probably just being a little cautious, since the malts are modified for the GF process. Then again, there’s almost a fresh cut hop taste at the finish.
Drake (10508) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a large frothy off-white creamy head. Good head retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of spicy, herbal hops with toasted, caramel malts. The taste is floral, herbal, green hops with caramel malts. Medium bodied, some residual sweetness. Nice gluten free beer.
DialSquare (3399) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from ABC on Betton. Copper-orange pour with a thin white head that leaves a ring. Aroma is bready malt and citrus. Tastes are grainy, caramel, pine, honey, dough and resiny citrus. Has a tinny vibe. Eh.
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased at Evolution Wine & Spirits in Chicago, IL; enjoyed during the work week. This one wasn’t very good, omitting a lot of flavor but for the most part one of the better gluten-free beers I’ve had. Still, nothing special or especially good.
Gription79 (2614) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12ounce bottle. This is one of the best gluten free beers I have had. A nice hop profile, solid bitterness. The grain character is good as well. There is a soapy off flavor but other then that not bad.
blipp (6959) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Light citric hops, pale malts, and a light sweetness. One of the better gluten free beers I’ve tried.
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is citrus, pine, malt, caramel, and grain. Interesting for sure, but very drinkable.
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is not hop-forward. If anything positive, I like the appearance: fair lacing, moderate head, and a nice translucent hue with random globules. I want to like it because it seems that it ought to be good. The texture is a bit oily. The hops are old. It’s like a mediocre honey ale, which is weird because I did get a note of burnt coffee so I don’t know what the hell is honestly going on here.
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first experience with a gluten free beer and it wasn’t terrible but you can tell that something is off in the flavor. Interesting orange color and a good white head. Aroma is of hops and was strong but just not quite there in the taste as to be expected, i guess.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic beer. Pours great, nice citrus hop nose. Palate is medium, nice bitter balance with a bit of toasted grain. Surprise! No grains... Great beer that happens to be gluten free. Widmer never ceases to impress.