DrnkMcDermott (2972) - 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.
jcnielsen (2950) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with nice white head. Grainy, hay, slightly hoppy aroma. Caramel, grainy, some piney hop flavors. Not great, but probably one of the better gluten free beers.
mjg74 (2945) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Hazy dark amberish in color. Nose is biscuit and breadiness. A tad of hops, maybe. Bready and light hops dominate the flavor. Fairly bland and boring. I guess it’s pretty good for a gluten free beer, as most of them are horrible.
Lowenbrau (2943) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Nice fruity pale ale. Vegetable aromas, caramel, malty. Pours hazy amber, some white head and lacing. Lacks some more body.
MisoW (2914) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, courtesy of fajry. Pours amber color, lightly beige head. Aroma is floral hoppy, caramel, burnt sugar, candy. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, caramel, sugar.
puboflyons (2873) - 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.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Liquor Depot. Goldish pour with a white head. Aroma is surprisingly citrus with sap. Taste is kinda awkward bread with some fruit and light bitterness.
Gerbeer (2810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper color with moderate head. Aromas of light biscuity wet malts. Flavors of light carmel malts with only a hint of hops. Not much presence but not offensive.
Gription79 (2781) - 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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2709) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well thats weird, I didn’t notice anything on the label advertising this as gluten free, though it makes sense given the name. Well I would have never guessed because my main impression of this beer was that it was a pretty standard PNW pale ale. Light hop nose was a touch spicy, hints of citrus. Flavor was balanced, a little floral and medium bready malts, balanced finish. Light, unobtrusive, clean. Pretty fair overall pale ale with good balance and no obvious flaws. (if I was a homebrew judge I’d give it near perfect marks, but this is ratebeer after all)