JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample as a bonus beer at the Evil Twin tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 6/7/12. Clear copper pour with a thin off-white head. Malty nose with not much else. Malty flavor with some crisp hops. Pretty bland overall.
unclemattie (3705) - Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, light blue label. Amber color, thin white ring. Aroma of toasted cereal, floral hops. Flavors of toasted grains, honey, citrus hops. Earthy finish. Light bodied. Overall, for a Gluten-Free beer, its good. (3514)
Borup (3667) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, mlat, hops and fruit.
thornecb (3640) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Caramel aromas. Soft with sweet caramel upfront turning to flowery marshmallow before the mild earthy bitter abrupt finish.
JohnnyJ (3530) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear yellow/amber, white head. Not much to it. Light caramel, citrus, some bitter hops, and watery. Watery body.
Aurelius (3443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty standard APA aroma - lightly sweet, a little grapefruit zest, you all know the drill. Somehow the aroma gave me the impression that I get from fresh fish (though it didnít smell like fish) - a background vapor that you canít quite smell but can feel in your nostrils. Good label. Clear, bright and brassy medium orange brew with a small, thin lacing head. Not sweet. The hops donít produce flavor so much as they simply bitter the brew. Acidic, medium body, long bitter finish. Most of the gluten free beers that Iíve had have just been plain foul. This is OK. Iím not sure, exactly what gluten is, but I think itís synonymous with "flavor". Letís stop the senseless discrimination against gluten, and hope for a quick cure to sprue so that grain better used as porridge doesnít get turned into gluten-free beer. New Leaf Market, over there by the girls with the hairy legs and the dude with the Zac Brown knit beanie.
emacgee (3430) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a vibrant clean golden amber with one to two fingers of foamy off white head. Nose is nice, citrus rind with some pine resin and fresh cut grass with a touch of bread. Dry and light bodied with a peppery finish and citrus rind bitterness. Light caramel sweetness.
Cavie (3382) - 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.
cheap (3373) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
from a bottle. yes pale ale but ale witrh a slight band aid bite. does have a decent ale flavor for a free-glut. effective. yeilds a heavy beery punch for a 6 percenter. yes, better than i thought it would b.seems like many bmc pale ales.
Nuffield (3348) - 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 youíve 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)