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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
You won’t find any astringent sorghum in this beer. Instead we use light-bodied millet, brown rice, sweet potatoes and molasses along with plenty of American hops. This beer has a golden color, aromas of hops and sweet potatoes with a sweet grain flavor and a clean, sorghum-free finish.

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3.1
blipp (9373) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Draft. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet grainy aroma, with light floral hops and a strange almost spicy hint. The flavor is sweet and grainy, with flowery notes, maple sugar and a weird spicy note that must come from the sweet potatoes. Pretty good.

1.9
3fourths (9349) - 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.

0.9
Ibrew2or3 (8660) - 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!

2.3
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear golden hued body with a small white head that fades fast. Aromas are earthy, starchy, medium hop presence, mild sweetness, fruity esters. Herbal fruity, citrus and a bit of a mild DMS-like note. Flavors are dry, earthy, starchy, vegital, with some floral hops. Quite bitter with a brief duration of flavors. Light acidity, lots of apple like esters, some fermented molasses notes (I brewed a beer a while back with way too much molasses and it produces a distinct sharp note), honey, light orange. Earthy, soil. Lively bubbles, dry and thin. Not the greatest thing ever, but I am glad I don’t have celiac disease.

3
Sledutah (7722) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22oz bottle (Release #1) from the brewery
Appearance: Crystal clear yellow/golden with a very small white head, no lacing
Aroma: Berries, perfume, floral and resin
Taste: Ripe berries, spices and herbal
OK, a unique beer.

2.7
Ernest (7714) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. 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.

2.7
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bomber. Poured apple juicey golden with no head sticking around. The aroma picked up sweet honey and corn-like notes with some sweet potatoes when you dig deeper.. some odd tanginess that I couldn’t place as well. The flavor found some green apple tanginess throughout, with sweet potatoes and molasses at the core.. fresh, dank earthy bitterness around (light-moderate).. finished with a clash between the tanginess and earthy sweetness.. odd, but it grew on me a bit. Medium-bodied and a touch sharp on the palate.. interesting, but I’ll take my glutens.

3.1
ben4321 (6535) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Location: Draft at HopsScotch, 8/31/12

Aroma: The nose of this beer is light fruit, spice and floral notes
Appearance: This one pours a clear gold color with no head or lace
Flavor: It has a taste that is fairly mild, it is light sweet, with a light hop bitterness
Palate: The body of this beer is light, it has a clean and smooth feel, and a decent finish
Overall Impression: Overall, I thought that this was a decent beer. It is drinkable, and fine enough, but didn’t do anything for me beyond that.

3.2
obguthr (6429) - 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.

2.3
TheBeerGod (6233) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with a short, bubbly white head. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy and floral with a candy-ish note. Taste is sweet with caramel notes, soft molasses, rice notes and flowery soap notes. Body is light-medium and kind of thin at times with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more candy-ish notes, rice, potatoes and soft hops. These gluten-free beers just really aren’t worth it. Feel sorry for beer drinkers with Celiacs.


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