rougeau13 (1777) - Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper-amber with a sudsy off-white head. Mild aroma of caramel, citrus, and bread. Taste is very light on the malty side, so the slight bitterness seems a bit stronger. Light-medium bodied and kind of thin. Not great, but for gluten-free, this is one of the better options.
jbruner (1738) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light clear copper from the bottle with dissipating white head and light lacing. Aroma of west coast hops, characteristic of a pale ale. Taste follows suit, but kind of light. Decent bitter finish and nice mouth. Good beer for what it is; much better than the lager, and what the celiacs disease people need.
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz single from Trader Joes ,Salem OR.
Nice clear golden ale with a good sized frothy white head.
Aroma mostly floral/grassy hop sweet shortbread malt aromas.
Taste is a combination of the sweet malt and floral hop its OK but missing a whole lot of substance ( i guess gluten is good for something)
Its not bad and rather drinkable yet pretty uninspired.
But had i celiacs disease this would be nice.
boxofrane (1722) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a finger of white head that quickly dissipates leaving a small film. The aroma is nice with citrus, floral notes,and a big grapefruit dominance. Taste doesnít match the flavor. There is a little bit of a hop bite on the finish but the majority of this brew is on the bland side.
gsmitty80 (1693) - Washington DC, 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 wasnít 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.
puboflyons (1690) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It has a nice looking amber colored pour with great clarity and a small but long-lasting head. The aroma is sweet, lightly malted, and vaguely fruity like pear or apple. Creamy body. The taste has a malty sweetness and mildly bitter. Nicely done.
wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted on 7/13/12 from a 12oz bottle. Pours clear amber with an average white head that slowly recedes to a thin layer of lace, leaving a bit of lacing on the inside of the glass. The nose is sweet caramel and cereal with just a hint, a very light hint, of aromatic hops. The flavor is a bit more bitter with the hops coming through more than on the nose, and the caramel and cereal malt lightly sweet. The body is medium with thin, but stinging carbonation, and a short caramel malt and lightly bitter hops finish.
BroSpud (1526) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours pale amber with a white head. This is the first gluten free beer Iíve tasted that actually tastes like beer.
boozedude (1499) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange pour, hardely any white head.. Aroma of hopps and grapefruit, taste is pretty gpood, some caramel, very easy drinking..
poisoneddwarf (1487) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 12 oz bottle. I picked this up today because it seemed interesting. I had no idea what it was. The Widmer logo is on it, but itís faded and hard to see on the label. Itís like the brewers were purposely trying to distance this from their normal lineup. The slogan on the label "It isnít just what we took out, itís what we left in" intrigued me. I figured it was either gluten-free, alcohol-free, or something else entirely. It certainly doesnít say what it is on the label. Once I got to researching it, I realized it was indeed gluten-free. Anyway, aroma consists of piney hops and bready malt and doesnít smell rancid like most gluten-free beers. That being said, itís not particularly memorable for your average APA. It pours hazy orange with a medium collapsing off-white head that leaves some lace. Taste is remarkably good for a gluten-free beer, but itís completely average for an American Pale Ale. It starts out lightly sweet and finishes with a little bitterness. Carbonation is minute and the body is medium to thin. Itís very smooth and drinkable. The best thing about this beer is that it will be the first thing I reach for if I ever develop an allergy to gluten.