Cavie (4000) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a clear amber orange color with a foamy head. Aroma is weak. Dry notes. Some buttery notes. Flavor is dry grains, light in flavor with maybe a touch of hoppy bitterness. Meh.
Butters (3944) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tarnished orange pour with small white head ring and lots of small floaties. Caramel, biscuit, clean citrus and some foresty bitterness for balance. Very surprisingly NOT bad. I would not have guessed this was gluten free. Scores extra points for the fact that this a BEER that just happens to be a gluten-free beverage, instead of the other way around.
SSSteve (3917) - - 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.
Cybercat (3875) - Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pretty clear amber with a fairly thick and fluffy, if not too persistent, off-white head. Aroma is not strong, but invites with malty and fruity notes. Malty flavor has a strong woody hoppy note and a fruity undertone, just a little sweetness. Smooth texture has average thickness and little fizz. For a gluten free beer, not too bad.
Nuffield (3771) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured by the Widmer founder himself...and you could tell just how proud he was of this. Interesting labeling problems. Now, as for the beer, if you’ve had sorghum beers before, you know how much of an accomplishment it is to have something that is in the ballpark of a good APA, yet not have any gluten. A bit on the light side of the hopping spectrum, but still colorful. (bottle at the Ale Jail backyard beer festival, 2012)
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Fuel DC. Bold light orange body with medium head. Taste is lager, caramel and sweet. Hoppy nose. Plenty of hops in the taste, also a nice balance of malts. Well done.
rumproasts (3751) - 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.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad, not interesting in excess either but dirnkable and ejjoyable with nice food. VEry cloudy also.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
SLightly hazy copper color. 1.5 inch head holds at 1/4" + and has a dirty white color. Lacing is thin but abundant. Aroma is very nice with floral hoppiness and earthiness. It has a nice beer bite and tastes like good bitter hops with a cream ale backend. You can’t tell this beer is gluten free. It’s that good. To all you Widmer haters out there... grow up. Drifter, Dead Lift and now this... People with a gluten allergy can now enjoy a very hoppy pale ale that’s delicious... Truly amazing.
patrick767 (3724) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - This brew smells mainly of caramel malt. The flavor is of caramel malt and moderately bitter, citrus accented hops. It’s a bit thin yet not as thin as the other gluten free beers that I’ve tried. There’s more flavor too. That’s what it comes down to for this beer. It’s not too great. I’d say it’s average at best, maybe less. However the bar is set very low for gluten free beers, making this one the best so far.