Brewed by Hambleton
Style: Specialty Grain
Ripon, England
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Bottle: Cold filtered; and Cask: Unfiltered.
Gluten & Wheat Free Ale.
Ingredients: Yorkshire water, Sorghum, Malted Barely, Brewing sugars, Hops.
A tawny beer with aromas of Cascade, Liberty and Challenger hops and specially prepared dark sugars provide full bodied initial sweetness giving way to pronounced fruit and hop character with a strong citrus finish. Thanks to its formulation and a unique filtration method Hambleton Ales’ GFB delivers the full flavour and satisfaction expected from a British beer in a gluten and wheat-free formulation.

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dynamiteninja (1930) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle. Citrus, juicy biscuity malts, crystal malt. Thin white head. Amber body. Bitter with some artificial sweetness. Bitter finish.

ralphdot (1093) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
4.8% amber colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, bitter malt and citrus hop taste, better that I expected

Cuso (8950) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle. Red brown color with small white head. Malt and apples in aroma. Taste, sweet malt, pines, grapefruit. Nice bitterness in finish. Drinkable beer.

SilkTork (5920) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2011
500ml bottle. Tangy bittering hops with some American citric aroma hops - tasting slightly staled. Fizzy carbonation. Fullish, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Sweetish malt with some fruit notes, leaning toward the darker end of the malt spectrum. Quite bready and malty. Dark sugar and molasses.There’s much about this that is very similar to a typical British bottled beer. There are stale notes, and there’s an aged feel about the whole thing. The American citric hops add a slightly modern edge, but not much. Overall, it certainly tastes like a beer, and you wouldn’t know it was gluten free. it’s not great, but it’s not half bad.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2011
Cask Stillage at the Roundhouse, Barrow Hill 14/05/2011 Fruit aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate hoppy and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a dry malt finish.

renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
Nip at GBBF 2010. Amber colour. Smells like sweet wet cardboard and tastes no better. Thin and rubbish. Why bother. Awful

chrisv10 (18704) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2010
50 cl bottle. Amber body with small white head. Flavour malt, fruit, spices and hops.

imdownthepub (15518) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2010
Bottled, 500ml from Booths, Poulton, Lancs. Copper with hardly any head. Initially quite, tinny, metallic and sharp, almost rusty. After a while there is some hint of hop, but it never smooths off, tasting quite cheap. Not the best from this brewery.

Borup (15940) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2009
Bottle. Amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of hops and fruit, espically citrus.

DruncanVeasey (8401) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Strange one. Headless red/palate of squash. Aromas of a) an overly sugary, caramel-drenched commercial Flemish sour, b) a beer you opened and drunkenly forgot about, came downstairs and sniffed the following morning before deciding against having a sip (vinegar), and c) feet that haven’t been washed for 6 months (I’d imagine). Flavour strange but better- nothing more unpleasant than your typical caramelly pasteurised supermarket bitter. Actually some half-decent yeasty fruit and sweet Custard Cream maltiness in there. A decent effort, considering.

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