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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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An all-sorghum beer. New Grist, a beer for Celiacs brewed from sorghum and gluten-free yeast grown on molasses. New Grist is the first “official” gluten free beer in the U.S., although it cannot technically be called “gluten-free” until established governmental guidelines are determined for all products claiming “gluten-free” status. In the interim, this Celiac-safe beer can be called “barley-free,” and is a welcome product to those who need to live on restricted diets due to intolerance to gluten, a protein found in common brewing grains such as barley, wheat, rye, oats, spelt, kamut and triticale.

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IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2006
High overall for being gluten free. My fiancee has Celiac, so we tried this one. Hopefully some of the other gluten free brews will less mistakeable for carbonated water...

3.1
shadey (2152) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2012 Slightly yellow with only slight wisps of bubbles. Aroma is is very light and sweet. 4/1/4/2/7 On tap at the Lakefront brewery. Much better than I remember - perhaps they continue to improve this recipe. It’s true that the aromas and flavors are light, but they aren’t bad at all. Especially for a summer beer, there was plenty of flavor and body - sweet and lightly spiced. It finishes clean and refreshing. It was also the only beer my gluten-free girlfriend was able to try on the tour. Giving up bread and baked goods is one thing, but giving up delicious craft beer is another. Hats off to Lakefront for helping our gluten-free comrades.

1.6
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 3, 2006
The aroma is light and sweet. The pour is a light yellowish golden with a small bubbly white head. The flavor has a sweetness and a very weak finish. The aftertaste is non-existent. Overall an uninspiring beer.

2.1
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear light golden color with fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Light apple juice aroma and flavor. Slightly sweet with a fruity finish. Interesting, but not my bag.

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PorterPounder (8284) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2006
New Leaf Market, Tallahassee, Fl. - 12 oz bottle. Pours a pale golden with very little head. Difficult to place aroma - some spice, baking bread, faint licorice. Slightly bland flavor. Somr seltzer and tonic water notes, some mineral water; hint of cherries. Slightly medicinal. Not very beer-like in my opinion. Slightly thin mouthfeel. Nice for a novelty, but very bland and uneventful.

2.4
Aurelius (5570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Big boofy head. Very clear with big bubbles. Bad label. green, diacetyl, homebrew character. Cidery. Sweet finish is quick. Lightly sweet and tart. Poor offering.

2.1
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Bottle - very sweet aroma. Very pale yellow body and a white head that is gone almost before it hits the glass. Flavor is almost like an extract homebrew - and one of mine, not a good one. Needs more hops.

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igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2006
pale yellow, no head. aroma is sweet, heavy on the yeasty aroma. smells a bit like a belgian. flavor is a bit of spice, sweet, but has a very mild underlying tartness.

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jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2006
hmm. smells like sourdough bread and tangy yeast , and it looks like miller lite with a bit more gold saturation. almost no head to speak of, and little aroma or flavor aside from the clean taste of "malt" (sorghum?) and hops. i’m glad i’m not a celiac.

1.9
austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Not all that malty or flavorful, but I guess when you can’t add gluten, your hands are somewhat tied. I don’t even know what gluten is, but must taste fantastic, because without it this beer’s like water flavored with a hint of lemon. Quite citrusy in a lawnmower-beer sort of way. Evidently, there’s rice in this beer as well, which my label proudly claims (oddly, the pictured label on RateBeer doesn’t show the word "Rice". Go figure. Nice foamy white head, but overally this is a flavorless bummer from an otherwise fantastic brewery. In fact, Lakefront is so solid a brewer that if they can’t do much without gluten, I’d wager no one can.


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