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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
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.

2.4
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.

1.8
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.

0.7
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This was slightly out of date which probably didnt help.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.

1.5
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).

1.9
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.

1.5
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

1.9
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.

2.2
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

3.2
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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