Nate (4170) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tired Hands. Very mild aroma here. A bit of hops and neutral ester note. Clean nose. Pale golden clear with light haze, topped with thin white lacing head. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Starts with medium acidity, light malt sweetness and a touch of spicy character. Citrusy brightness and mild bitter finish. If you hadn’t told me this was a gluten-free beer, I wouldn’t have known. Nice light saison.
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear urine light yellow in color with a white head. Not much aroma, just a bit of the sorghum noted in the gluten free brews. The beer is the best of the gluten free style, bringing the sorghum herby flavor as well as some light honey notes. Flavor being there in general is quite good!
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tired Hands. Served in stemware. Pours a slightly-hazy yellow color. I think I liked this more than most. Nose comes off with a bit of sorghum, but otherwise heads into faint spice and a bit of American hops. Flavor has additional sorghum character accompanied by a light honey presence. Bit of pepper and yeast character. Touch of mild bitterness through the finish. My only complaint is that this has a bit of a sorghum character, but that’s pretty hard to avoid in this type of beer. Overall, pretty enjoyable.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
hazy gold, thin white film with oily lace. Odd spiced nose, salty, light cleaning-alcohol notes. Flavor shows more spice, bit odd contrast between fruit and glue, bit hot throughout.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Tired Hands. Living in Sierra Leone I got pretty used to drinking sorghum beer since barley will not grow in tropical climates. Usually the West African beers will be half imported barley half local sorghum. Clear yellow pour with soapy looking lace. Nose is heavy jasmine and honeysuckle with overpowering plastic phenols and baby wipe chemicals. Taste is very strange- baby wipes and cleaning product. Very strange plastic. It is definitely a great idea to have a gluten free beer on tap so as to not alienate clientele. And though it is offensive for the most part, it is drinkable and I did finish an 8oz pour without a problem. I think if I had Celiac disease I could be down with this.
Capa (2620) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Glowing golden with a white head. Aroma has lots of spice, sweet, rosemary, and lightly floral. Thin body. Flavor started out floral and sweet and ended with a chunk of plasticy rosemary spice. A solid gluten free beer...
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, sorghum, honey, and light grassy notes. Taste of sorghum, seemingly tart wheat like quality, and finishing dry.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
On tap at Tired Hands with James, Vinny and Allen. Took a few swigs from James’ glass. Okay, I recently tried The Alchemist’s gluten-free saison, Celia, and had a similar reaction. Bottom line, these "beers" are just completely awful, taste like rubber and chloraseptic, and, in my modest opinion, should not be bothered with. I understand some people have gluten allergies, but, like I said in my review of Celia, they should then just simply not drink beer. Anyway, this was no exception, and I suppose there are those out there that might enjoy drinking this kind of thing, but if there are, I don’t want to meet them. Pours glowing pale, pale yellow, almost the color of Chardonnay, with a thin white head. Aroma is chloraseptic and sickening mint. The taste is like someone poured Vick’s throat-spray over a wet band-aid; it’s repugnant. I hate to do this, because I love the guys at Tired Hands, and I’ve loved pretty much every other beer they’ve brewed, but this is truly, truly terrible. Again, this is not at all the fault of the brewer, as I think even the most talented chef in the world would have trouble making a shit sandwich tasty.
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at tired hands with pat and Vin. Pours a clear, pale vanilla body with light white lacing. Aroma is mint, menthol, grass, fecal matter, and light skunk. Mouthfeel is light and overall very offensive. I hate glouten free beers.
PhillyCraft (5593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Pours a very cloudy light gold, with a lot of carbonation, small white head, not much lace. Aromas starts off with a sweet honey note then as fades to a very sour smell. Taste is filled with flowery flavors and all sorts of spice, fruit skins, menthol, and wood. Light bodied saison. Finish is refreshing with a little bit wooden spice.