TheBeerGod (5757) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, fizzy white head. Aroma is hoppy with citrus and pine notes and a soft caramel notes. Taste is pine, citrus fruit, and hop resins atop light caramel notes and a bread dough-like flavor int he background. Body is medium with a creamy, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more citrus, pine notes, hops resins and soft caramel.
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber body with a one finger frothy beige head that left some clingy lace. The aroma is soggy grain and sweet caramel with very minimal hops. The flavor is much the same, this isn’t fooling anyone that there’s malt in here. It’s very soggy and wet with too much residual sweetness, and very lacking in hops. Light to medium bodied and clingy with fizzy carbonation. If I were on the anti-gluten wagon, I would just skip beer instead of drinking this.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad at all for a gluten-free beer. The pour produced a clear golden bronze body with the slenderest (yet sustained) white head. The aroma is hops, pink and yellow grapefruit with a dash or two of lemon zest. The taste follows suit, citrus with just a dab of "malty" sweetness. It finishes fairly dry with a moderate zesty bitterness. I’d dink this one again.
notalush (5561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had no idea this was gluten free when I bought it - bought as a single - nothing on the label states as such - oh well - clear orange, with a rather thick lace and some fine suspended particulate - nose of earthy hops and tropical fruit, a bit of honeyish sweetness - flavor is a bit sweet up front, but it dries out as the hops come to the fore, bringing notes of tropical fruit, peppery character - a bit of a biscuit note and ginger on the tail end - surprisingly good for a gluten free beer.
Idiosynkrasie (5556) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Minimally hazy amber colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, barely white head. Minimally piney, hoppy aroma, caramel malty basis. Taste is slightly fruity, minimally tart, lemon, red berries, orange, a touch of orange zest, cautiously bitter hoppy.
Patrickctenchi (5442) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with a small tan head...
Scent is very faint..a little bread..
Taste is grainy, almost an NA body....and flavour.
But...somehow it works...Caramel, grains....some hop bitter...
Easy drinking and soft....
Pretty good, really.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Salling, Aarhus, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of peach and malt. Flavour with spices and some caramel
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
14th May 2015: 12oz bottle into a La Chouffe badged stemmed tulip. Hazy amber pour, full, deep, white blanket of foam for a head. Hop lead in both the aroma and taste, bitter, yet balanced with a malt base which steadies the brew nicely. Decent stuff, gluten-free or not this is a very drinkable beer.
EithCubes (5371) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beautiful floral aroma mixing with citrus and heavy caramel and hop spiciness. Light wood, but more about that doughy caramel (which reminds me of Lagunitas every time, without fail). Bright but hazy body with a short off-white head. Taste is moderately dry (there’s some sweetness to start but it’s not too big), fullish body in heft, big Centennial-type woodiness with a little paper-/cat-scratch ala Simcoe -- hard to believe this is straight Cascade considering the variety they’re getting from the hops here. Sticky caramel, malty and not grainy, clean with light APA-level bitterness. I like this more than its lagery sister, and man, the two have opened my eyes to just how far commercial gluten-free brewing has come in the past few years.
jgb9348 (5321) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice light caramel coloured body with an orange glow and a thin, one centimetre tall light tan head. Aroma of light hops with some citrus and herbal notes very noticeable with a little malt smell and a touch of alcohol and cardboard. Light-bodied; Sharp herbal and lightly earthy hop notes show up front with a good malt backbone (somehow without glutens) behind and a bitterness showing well from the hops. Aftertaste is nice with the bitterness very noticeable, a touch of alcohol, but the good news is that you don’t really miss the malt or glutens. Overall, a rather surprisingly good and true-to-style beer considering what it could be without the full malt notes. If you have celiac disease, this one is definitely one worth trying and enjoying all the time - otherwise, it’s not a bad choice to sample if you like APAs. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 24-October-2012 for US$1.79 sampled at home in Washington on 02-November-2012.