Douberd (1554) - 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.
Borresteijn (4331) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
33cl Bottle from Ekoplaza. Clear pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of lemonade, sweet lemon, sweetener, saccharine, bread. Flavour is very sweet, artificial sweetener, lemon, lemonade. No bitterness. Light-bodied, foul stuff.
blackisle (428) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale yellow, foamy white head, dissipates quickly, light lacing; sweet aroma, apple, grapefruit, bubblegum, citrus; very sweet lemonadelike taste, hint of bitterness; light body, watery texture, average carbonation; sweet far too sweet finish, sticky mouthfeel. This is not a beer...
Erzengel (1720) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Die Farbe ist hell orange, der Geruch etwas penetrant süßlich, wie eine Limonade. Grapefruit oder Zitrone.
Der Antrunk ist wässrig-neutral. Zum Hauptteil hin kommt eine citrusähnliche Süße zum Vorschein, die sich für meinen Geschmack penetrant vor alle anderen Aromen setzt. Zum Abgang hin ist eine angenehme Herbe spürbar, die sich auch relativ lange auf der Zunge hält. Insgesamt ist mir das Bier aber zu fruchtig-zitronig.
Test vom 15.7.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,9,10,6,12,7 - 8,35
danlo (808) - Darlington, 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 (2346) - 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 (742) - 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 (403) - - 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 (316) - - 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 (67) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 24, 2013
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.