Douberd (1202) - Arnhem, - FEB 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml long neck bottle, bought at an organics food store. Curious to see what a gluten free beer tastes like, also made of organically grown ingredients. ABV 5%. Poured into a lager glass.
Colour is yellow golden, slighty hazy. On top of it, sits a whitem soapy foam, two fingers tall with good retention, leaving light lacing behind and a somewhat thick film on the beer’s surface. Lots of activity in the glass too. So far so good.
Aroma now.. is weird. Smells like some kind of medicine, but there are also traces of banana and bubblegum aroma on the background. Bottom line, not very pleasant.
Taste is quite similar to the smell, same medicinal flavour, like antiacterial soap or something. But if the taste was somewhat bearable, the taste is gross.
Very thin body and very light carbonation.
Conclusion, I am happy and thankfull to God that I don’t have a gluten allergy and I can enjoy all the normal beers. It is my first gluten free beer, I take the style into consideration and the people that is intended for and I am still very close to drain pour this one.
danlo (673) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. Clear yellow gold colour, frothy white foam head leaving some lacing and bubblegum aroma with yeasty, vanilla & banana notes. Watery sweet fruity bubblegum-like flavour with a light bitterness. Light bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dryish finish.
kraddel (1893) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
pours very clear blonde, almost no head ( soapy )
smell is smell is sweetened german malts. weak
taste is sweet medicinal malts, honey , very weak yet very bad ...
Cantabrian (670) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Millet beer. Looks anaemic gold. More like a cloudy urine sample to go to lab. The aroma is pretty offputting. Reminds me of liquid secretions emited by millipedes. The bubble gum scent comes out later. The flavour is not bad, very much of an artificial tutti-futti gum, a la Kronenbourg Blanc.
Ptrck (9) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Little cloudy, pale yellow with a foam head of a centimeter that disappears quickly. Smells somewhat sour, a little chemical/medicinal. And is that chewing gum that I smell? Tastes slightly soapy, cider, watery and extremely flat.
beeracoon (377) - - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite strangely blurry looking, light yellow colour and no head to speak of with nearly no head. Highly yeasty aroma with honey notes. Bittersweet taste and a sour palate with the aforementioned bitterness still present. Much better than its average rating might suggest.
Beerbarella (308) - - AUG 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours dirty yellow with nearly no head. Sweet, fruity yeast aroma. Sweet, slightly fruity taste. A bit of a sour palate.
polaxis (4) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
330ml bottle very pale strawish color with a very quickly leaving sparkling whine-like head. The Aroma is mild, no recognizable yeast taste. Taste is sweet (sorghum taste?) and dry, very mild hop bitterness. There are a lot of better gluten free beers available.
reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle pours a pale straw color with a finger of white head that dissipates quickly leaving a few spots of lacing behind. Aroma is mild with light fruit and yeast. Taste is a fruity and light malty sweetness with a mild hop bitterness with a dry finish. Light body with little carbonation. Not my cup of tea, but alright for a gluten free brew.
MichaelBruch (2184) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Von der Nase her etwas getreidig, aber von den Aromen her ein reiner Hefeblock mit etwas anderem als sonst. Angeblich ist es die Hirse. Von der Idee her nicht schlecht, aber sicherlich nicht jedermanns Sache. Dennoch war es vollkommen in Ordnung, wenn auch keine Leuchte.
McTapps (2315) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours out golden with steady low head and medium body. Nose of bananas and yeast. Taste of yeast, bananas, melon, honey and barley. Easy to drink but just too sweat and too much yeast / baking soda in the finish. Okay, there are far worse Speciality Grains than this.