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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Skinnyviking (9720) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle. Small but lasting off-white head. Clear copper body. Lovely berries aroma, strawberries I think. Hard to describe but good. Mild and sugary sweet, too sweet, limonade like flavor.

Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2007
Bottled. Chestnut/cherry red coloured body, bright and very clean looking. Sugary malt aroma. Sweet with a very watery thin palate. Only a beer you would rate, respect to the brewers though for looking out for everyone.

Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2007
Came as GFB. The head is moderate and slightly golden, leaving a nice lace. The color is brown with a red hue. the aroma is malty with notes of citrus and the flavour is sweet with notes of candy sugar and citrus that lasts throughout the finish. I don’t find any other notes really, and I’m not going to buy more of this beer.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2007
This was slightly out of date which probably didnt help. Aroma was sweet sweet apples. Taste was horrible completely disgusting, super sweet and just aggghhhhhhh.

StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2007 A reddish brown coloured beer with a frothy off white head. A nutty, sweet nose, with an artificial fruit aroma. The taste is sweet and fruity, a little like “Sherbet Dabs” zesty but with a hint of liquorice!!!Then an appley, sour flavour, leading to a sweet and fizzy finish. (Bottle - courtesy of Mark & Marie @ The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2007
From a 500 ml. narrow neck bottle with a blurb on the back label, short list of ingredients on the right corner of front label, no freshness date, sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a pint glass. Poured a clear reddish copper with a small sudsy, bubbly topped off-white head that quickly settled into a fizzy lacing. Aromas of fruity, slightly citrus with green apples, hops, dark candied sugars and solvent-like alcohol. Moderate carbonation with a very soft crispiness, a tad watery, thin medium bodied mouthfeel. Sugary with a sour fruity taste, sweet fermented sugars that doesn’t really balance with sour fruity hops, citrus, apples with a touch of spice, a soft herbal, woody bite towards the end and a sugary, sour citrus finish. I still haven’t tasted a gluten free beer that I would drink on any kind of regular basis, I think the drinkability on this suffers from an unbalanced taste, the sweet and sour effect of this ale turns me off.

Stefano (2034) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2006
Amber colour with a small beige head. Malty dark fruit sweet aroma. Flavours are reminiscent of kit homebrew gone wrong. Has a disgusting fake sweetness. Barely drinkable

Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
Very sweet aroma, sugar, honey syrup, its all in there. Dark copper appearance. Very thin to non existant head. Sweet, flat, dull. did I say SWEET. Initial taste I thought it was a fruit pop. Fruity sweetness. SWEET did i say SWEET. I expected a poor beer being a gluten free beer but this was terrible.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a clear, dark amber with a small, off-white head. Sweetish aroma of malt and caramel. Medium body with a sirupy sweetness being very dominant - a rather extreme sweetness. Accents of nuts and caramel. No bitterness. A somewhat dubious pleasure. 220406

johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2006
Bronze appearance.Sweetness that hits you as soon as you start sipping. Thick texture-if I ever drink glue full of sugar this is what it would probably taste like.The first beer I have tried from this brewery-its got to get better.

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