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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 1.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A Gluten free beer that is crisp and refreshing with hints of citrus.

Ingredients: Water, fermented sorghum (sorghum, corn syrup), hops, yeast.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DraftCaptain46 (1) - Lake Balboa, California, USA - MAR 6, 2017 does not count
Overall not totally undrinkable, especially if youre gluten-free like me (only recently); however, this is my 1st GF beer--and after this one Ill be trying the others. The 1st 1/2 of it I drank from the bottle, which tasted better than the 2nd 1/2 from a Pilsner glass (to see the color). Like many of the other reviews Ive read, yes: watery, thin, notes of apple cider, slightly floral, big bubbles that disappear quickly (instantly vanishing head)--close to flat--finishes like not much at all is there. But theres still a light pleasantness to it that I would enjoy in Spring & Summer with fruit (watermelon comes to mind) or a salad. Its kind of more like a cross between a mineral water & beer. To me, it wouldnt stand up to richer foods like pizza, except maybe a veggie pizza :)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ronaldtheriot (1880) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 29, 2016
NGB has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly appearance, some white sediment chunks, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of odd medicinal, grassy syrup, and the flavor is of those elements, with a strange "zing" to it, at the end of each sip. Mouthfeel is medium, and NGB finishes medium dry. Tastes like a health food store item. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
geofflovesbeer (1) - - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
I love this beer. Its got a light, crisp, fruity taste without tasting bland. It lacks the bitterness of most gluten-free beers. Id have to say this is the BEST gluten-free beers Ive tastes, and is the closest thing to Corona (my favorite beer before I became gluten-intolerant) Ive found. Its a wonderful beer for spring and summer, and especially after youve been doing yard work or working out.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChadPolenz (1779) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 31A Specialty Grain Beer

AROMA: Almost completely odorless. The faintest lager-like aroma. 4/12

APPEARANCE: Clear gold; highly carbonated. White head fizzles away quickly like a soda. Looks like a cider. 1/3

FLAVOR: Borderline flavor-free. Some generic lager taste, though sorghum twang/grit presence is noticeable. Some apple juice character (acetaldehyde?). Not repulsive, but extremely lacking in palette. 7/20

MOUTHFEEL: Thin, crisp, watery texture. Clean finish. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not as twangy as much sorghum-based brews, but it has nothing going for it at all. Bottle was 5 months old. 3/10


   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle from Trader Joes and took it camping. Should have thought that through a little better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 20, 2016
From 12oz bottle, about $2 at Trader Joes, poured into 16 oz tulip glass

Aroma: cider, vinegar,

Appearance: golden, crystal clear, minimal head, white foam, virtually no head,

Taste: lightly sour, medium sweetness,

Palate: light body, thin feel, fizzy

Overall: A watery thin, crisp light lager. If youre looking for a gluten free beer, just get a cider instead of this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
luttonm (5558) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2016
12 oz in Seattle. Very pale white yellow. Very clear and cidery look. Pale sweet, odd flavors but effect is still like a crappy weak euro/macro lager. Cardboard. Almost like a NA beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
mjg74 (3072) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle from Trader Joes. Clear golden in color. Tastes like a watered down malt liquor. Not much going on in this beer. A beer that tastes like a bad malt liquor, coming in at 4% is not a good thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (2097) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a light clear orange. No head. Aroma is lightly sweet and fruity. Nice sharp carbonation, hints of fruit, pleasant sweetness. Decent stuff for sorghum.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (12125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
355ml twist off bottle. Clear wine/cidre like pour, fizzy quickly dissipating head. Smell is kind of an absent yeast note. Flavor is crisp, not super sorguhmy but its there. Corn syrup in place of it dispalces the shittiness of the sorghum but it is not healthy so drinking a gluten-free beer in this situation is worthless unless you have celiacs and somehow TJs isnt selling wine or cidre.

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