steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is not hop-forward. If anything positive, I like the appearance: fair lacing, moderate head, and a nice translucent hue with random globules. I want to like it because it seems that it ought to be good. The texture is a bit oily. The hops are old. Itís like a mediocre honey ale, which is weird because I did get a note of burnt coffee so I donít know what the hell is honestly going on here.
superspak (3980) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/26/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-medium pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly drying on the finish from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good gluten reduced pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
jcr (2461) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, grapefruit, resin. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Thin to medium body, watery/sticky texture, lively carbonation. Not much of a backbone and fairly blah flavor. But if I had to drink gluten-free beer, Iíd drink this.
BREWMUSKCLES (2473) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hoppy sweet and malty aroma. flavors are pretty recessed and brew is a bit watery. this keeps the body somewhat moderate and there is a bit of caramel. mostly some piney citrus hop. kind of a citrus seltzer thing up front. but it is beery.
gala122 (22) - - JAN 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It is a 33 cl American Pale Ale. Amber in color, floral aroma. Tipical American beer with fruity aroma.
Bamsen78 (4690) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and hops, with notes of citrus and yeast. Bitter, hoppy flavour with grasslike touches and sweetish notes of caramel malt, fruit and yeast. Bitter and estery, rather rough, aftertaste. Easy to drink and well-balanced, but rather tame.
milo91hd (180) - Lecce, ITALY - DEC 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottiglia, colore ambrato con un cappello di schiuma grossolana, mediamente persistente. Aroma di malto, caramello e una leggera luppolatura. Il gusto si ripresenta uguale. Birra senza troppe pretese che si fa bere.
Sirmixsomewhat (169) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Iím down with a beer company removing gluten so that those who canít tolerate gluten can still drink beer if they want to. This beer TASTES like itís missing something though, and if youíre looking for a gluten-free beer, Iíd probably look elsewhere. This beer is lacking and bland and feels like it needs a lot of help.
JohnGalt1 (1215) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
My wife was recently put on a "no gluten" diet for her thyroid problems.... She isnít going to die from wheat products, but she is embracing it pretty hard. We pretty much always have "gluten free" beers in the fridge anymore.... And, I sample them all.. but Widmer seems the only couple right now that make enjoying gluten free beer worth it.
Nose is thin malt.... some hints of caramel.. very minor pale maltiness... some hints of tropical fruits and citrus... a bit of toasty malt with warmth..
Flavor is better... hops are fruity.... citrus and tropical... but still very minor.... As expected, the malt profile is thin... but much more like a standard Pale Ale.. Iíve had much worse pale ales that were all "malt" and full hops.
Not bad.... seriously... not bad at all.
olsvammel (4942) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at ÷rebro ÷l & Whisky 2015. Very light smell with some bread and hay. Similar taste. Very light and mild. Boring.
IrishBoy (4023) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle at the Chiliís at the Orlando Airport. Lightly hazy orange with a medium off white head. Nose is light floral and grassy with a hint of caramel. Flavor is lightly bitter with some contrasting sweetness. Pretty much just an OK beer but it is good for a gluten-free one.