Frank (4025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is weird and doesnít really taste like barley beer but itís not bad. It is orange golden--a shade darker than a Pilsener maybe--w/ a small white head of medium bubbles. The nose on this, I am just not sure what is going on. It smells like tart lemon and a small amount of mint or something. This is light bodied but still has something of an oily slickness despite itís vigorous carbonation. The taste follows the aroma for the most part, very mild but citrusy and lemony in a way that is not common to beer--almost tastes like there is a small amount of lemon juice added or something. It finishes quick and crisp w/ some lingering fruity notes. As strange as this is, it is still very much drinkable and I could put down several of these had I no other option and I would not complain. It is a cut above some of the other gluten-free nonsense beers I have had for this reason but it is still not the best of its kind by a long shot.
stevoj (4032) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gluten free? Yes? Taste free? Yes! I understand thereís a market for this, but this was almost undrinkable, and got worse as it warmed. Sorghum makes for a funky, musty overall aroma and taste. Blech.
Bulk_Carrier (3887) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iíve had this several times and this is my take on this one.
When it was poured, it was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent looking clear yet also had a decent haziness about a red color. The head rapidly dissipated into oblivion and left no lacing.
The smell was kind of spicy but malty but it didnít have much else.
The taste was somewhat sweet but spicy.
The palate, well, that sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionable quality about it.
Overall, well, if youíre looking for gluten free beers, in my opinion of what Iíve had, Iíd go with Widmerís Omission series before this stuff. I mean I guess this isnít bad, but Widmerís Omission beers are better.
berkshirejohn (6077) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from Orchard Fresh, Orchard Park, NY. Golden amber with a ring of white head; unusual aroma and taste, reminiscent of rye, so I guess itís the sorghum, otherwise itís fairly standard stuff, with a touch of limey citrus and hardly any hops.
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Really odd scent. I guess thats sorghum. Sweet, fruity, peppered. Pours light copper. Flavor doesnít have much going on. A little sweet. Dry finish. Nothing bad but nothing to seek out.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet tart fruit smell, sort of a bad saison thing like many sorghum beers. Copper-yellow, with the bubbles of cider or champagne even. Taste is sweet yet doughy. Fizzy and prickly, otherwise a lightweight. Had one yesterday and didnít care for it at all, todayís is okay.
schne361 (18) - - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 This is my favorite gluten free beer, in the sense that it tastes the most like a normal beer. It is a dark brown color with a nice foamy head. It tastes like a lager with hints of wheat, hops, and malt.
gregwilsonstl (2143) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ok for a sorghum. No head. Citrus. Orange and lemon zest. Golden amber. Really light.
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Trying to go gluten free, so I figured to try this beer as itís so readily available. No smell, watery flavor, but not nasty, just watery. Good with a meal.
DandyWolfFloyd (1090) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Aroma - no discernible aroma other than clean malt.
Appearance - itís a light copper color brew with no a faint white halo
Taste - itís hard to detect a flavor because itís so effervescent. Light tangy malt. No much in the way of hops.
Feel - itís very effervescent and crisp on the palate.
Itís actually not that bad. AB ok on this one.