Douberd (2595) - 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.
Travlr (13278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Clear yellow color, white coca cola head. Aroma of soap and perfume. Taste is similar. Doesn’t work for me.
GBZ59 (1181) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - NOV 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella de 330ml. Copa Pilsner. Color pajizo muy pálido con apariencia algo velada y corna blanca que se disipa lentamente. Aromas de vegetal fresco y dulce, leves trazos de DMS y brisa marina con notas de limón. Entrada muy suave y ligera con sabores dulces y un toque reseco y refrescante. Cuerpo muy ligero y carbonatación moderada con una ABV completamente enmascarado. Unas notas picantes muy sutiles, leve amargor cítrico y delicados sabores dulces, no empalagosos, conducen a un final seco y dulce con un retrogusto reseco que invita a pedir otra de estas refrescantes elaboraciones. Un híbrido entre las ágrias y no lupulizadas bebidas africanas con malta de mijo y las cualidades de una Pilsner alemana, para disfrutar con mente abierta.
330ml bottle. Footed Pilsner glass. Very light straw color, chill haze appearance. White, close & slowly dissipated crown. Fresh & sweet vegetal aromas, slight DMS & sulfury hues as well as lemon notes. Very smooth & light upfront with sweet flavors & refreshing dried touch. Very light body & moderate carbonation. ABV completely masked. A very subtle spicy notes, light citric bitterness & delicate sweet but no cloying flavors resolve in a dry sweet finish & a dried aftertaste inviting to have one more of this refreshing beverage. A hybrid between a sour, no hopped, malted mill african beverage & a german pilsner character to be enjoyed with an open mind.
cmacklin (305) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, very pale yellow with a small white head. Sweet aroma with wheat, yeast, malt and light hay. Sweet flavour of wheat, malt, citrus and yeast with a mildly dry, bitter finish. Light body with an oily texture and fizzy carbonation.
thanatosti (973) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ a local organic supermarket.
Pale yellow with a thin white head. Initial aroma was rotted vegetables, as if the bottle was heavily infected. After a few minutes this subsided a bit and I was left with a sweet, slightly grainy smell. Taste is sweet, carbonation is high. Luckily I don’t have a gluten allergy or else I would be forced to drink this more than once.
thirstyrabbit (1147) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pale yellow body, minimal head. Sweet aroma of pineapple candies and Hubba Bubba. Sweet fruity taste with more bubblegum. Sweet watery finish. Perfumey. Did it need to be so sweet? I think adding some more hops would make it less cloying and maybe even save it from being a disaster that it is now.
Bryanvdv (609) - - JUL 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gedeeld met retenpaultje. Uber licht bier, licht troebel geen schuim. Aroma lijkt op appelmoes. Smaak is fris, ginger, perenijs. Niet mijn ding.
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MarkoR (536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from NB Liquor (Shediac). Pours a clear golden colour with small white head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is sweet, watery. Wonder why I submitted myself to this...
StevieT (737) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Coarse white head that fades quickly, grape aroma, more malt flavour and smoothness than hops. It’s not too bad.
swiseman (432) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
0.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
pours something that is almost colorless?!? some lemon and spice on the nose. tastes like ginger ale with most of the ginger removed. Is this supposed to be some sort of joke? Why would anyone drink this?!?
MarcoDL (2384) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
German lager, but glutenfrei. Gone is the freshly bitter grainy taste of German lagers. Instead, this one tastes like dust. Blech.