Douberd (3710) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 24, 2015
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Where and how: bottle 330 ml, tasting
Aroma: raw, grainy, grassy with musky red apple behind.
Top: small fizzy white top.
Base: golden, clear
Palate : medium light bodied, average carbonation.
Taste: Off-vanilla, apple off like vinegary hints. very,very poor.
Bierdimpfe (51) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost clear peach straw color with a poor head.
Faint sharp citrus and floral hops bouquet, slightly smoky stinky. Pleasant bitter taste, not too intense. Almost fruity and a hint spicy.
A prickly light body with a puckering finish, with a faint bitter mouth coat.
Overall : Good easy-to-drink pilsener, but it does lack a little freshness.
Senka (964) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl. Sour aroma - not like a sour beer, but like a lager gone sour. Qurious. Pale golden with white thin head and some carbonation - looks ok. Straw taste, some yeast and acidic background. Again, reminds me of kombucha sourness. Definitely a good and very solid specialty grain. One of the best gluten free beers I have had.
Headbanger (3578) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
11.2 oz bottle 9/2/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-Pours a very slight thaz golden with a small white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma of corn, malt, and sweetness. Taste of the same with some grains coming thru. This light bodied brew is not as bad as the ratings IMO.
probstblueribbon (3397) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
330 ml bottle from TBS, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Cloudy golden with a frail white head.
Aroma: Grassy, herbal hops with a slightly toasted grainy/cereal note, sort of an odd, perfumed sweetness, light...citrus?
Palate: Medium-light body, moderate-ish carbonation.
Flav.: A little of the grassy/herbal hoppiness, more of a sweet grainy/cereal character, still has a slightly odd perfumed note; sweet with low bitterness and a kinda sweet grainy finish.
KingofCastle (207) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
thin! no body! way too sweet upfront and no finish, which is almost sour if anything. i suspect poor malts and hops. hint of clove and white head makes you think of a banana/clove wheat beer but none of the body is here . disappointing. not doing GF beers any favours. guests who like like light, sour, sweet beer with no body will guzzle it down.
Brainiac (210) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.3l bottle. Aroma of buckwheat or something. Very special, something sweet on the tongue, like cream. Cant describe much.
DavidAust (114) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clean crisp and somewhat sweet beer. Very light and cleansing ale. Excellent for clearing the palate between meals. NOT sessionable and not really for most meals - could go well with fried seafood as it wouldn’t override the taste, yet would cut through the grease. Nowhere near as bad as others have rated, but not a star either.
tomer (2414) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 4, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
At a tasting, almost no head, lightly hazy pale yellow color, strange sour fruit aroma, flavor of cheap white wine with some vegetables and a strange fruitiness, no bitterness, light sweetness. Yuck!
rayaron (877) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2015
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks avrashi. Clear very light yellow with some particles and no head. The aroma has some apples with notes of honey. Sweetish flavor with notes of cooked vegetables, sugary and yeasty, slightly salty. Moderate carbonation, light-bodied.