drjay44 (3889) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2017 Ernest (7888) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, resin), with notes of lemon zest, pepper.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
Pretty good, at least as far as GF beers go...this definitely lacks the nasty horse feed stink of most sorghum-based beers, and does in fact pretty much resemble ordinary malt odor. This comes off as a hoppy American Wheat in the nose, for the most part. In the mouth it’s very tart, like a cider but without any apple character. Highly attenuated; there’s very little sweetness left in this, so it’s a bit unbalanced. Still, it’s substantially better than most train wrecks in this field, so it’s definitely worth a try if you can’t stomach gluten.
651 ml. bottle. Pours a minimal, fizzy, poorly retained, off white head, over a dark gold (SRM 6) body.......nose is light pine, resin, light sweet tones.....taste is lightly sweet, with hints of sweet potato, finishing almost dry with fairly sharp hop bitterness......mouth feel, light body, mild alcohol, high carbonation, moderate astringency. This is not a particularly pleasant beer, although it is somewhat more drinkable than some of the other gluten free beers. It is the grain chosen that makes the difference. Rice is very neutral. BJCP 7/2/9/4/5 obguthr (6826) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Grass and funk. Clear amber, medium head with little retention. Bretty funk. Medium body, moderate carbonation. I don’t know if brettanomyces was supposed to be in this beer, but it found its way in, or this bottle was mislabeled. Itzjerm (3172) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2015
For gluten free it's a nice beer. Okay mouthfeel. Unique how they make this one. Not to great but considering all not to bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2014
651mL bottle pours with a clear gold body that supports a weak forgettable head of brief bubbles. The aroma offers up gravel earthiness, thin tart lemon and lime and dirt. The taste is messed up tart apples, earthy gravel, soft earthy somehow dirt like sugary notes. This is a train wreck. Yuck! onceblind (10862) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Clear brilliant gold, no head, with a big aroma of sweet potato, earthy dirty blonde malts and a touch of molasses. The flavor is smooth and mellow and complex, starting with some corn and yams, melding into an earthy brown rice flavor with a touch of sugar, and lightly herbal hops, and is that a playful note of lemon zest? This isn’t just "good for a GF beer", its good all on its own. Well played!
Ratman197 (15616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bomber poured a clear tarnished gold with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of caramel, light earthiness and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, light earthiness and a hint of fruitiness with a crisp dry finish. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Gold pour with not much in the nose or flavor. Thin bodied, with mild hops and starchiness in the flavor, but doesn’t taste good. theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Tap at Strange. This beer is empty. There is no flavor to it at all. It is alcoholic, golden-colored, water. michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Clear, light golden brown pour, with a pretty nice floral hop aroma. Flavor does not live up to the aroma, as it has a thin, slightly astringent, and not at all interesting taste. I won’t come back to this. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle. Clear dull amber. Apple juice aroma, plastic, rice cakes, saccharin. Light body, fizzy carbonation, Alka Seltzer tablet effervescence and calcium flavor. Sourish grains / corn / tortilla crumbles. Foul tasting.