argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2007
(12oz bottle) The good news is getting to try my first beer ever during Passover. The bad news is that I’ve tried three gluten-free beers previously so my expectations are really low. Crystal clear apple juice body with rapidly diminishing off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grape, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, grape, some apple, light honey, syrup. Light body with light crispness. The best of the gluten-frees that I’ve tried, but certainly not one to seek out unless you need to avoid grain. Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Golden coloured with no head. Stinks of honey, way overdone. Way too sweet in mout, like liquid watery honey, and light lemony notes. This is a rather bland mead, if this is what this is. Bottle at the Sunset Grill, Boston, Feb. 11, 2006. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007
12 oz bottle-pours a fizzy, quickly dissipating white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is sweet apple, a little vinegar. Taste is sweet apple cider, faint flat hops. OK carbonation. DocLock (10706) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Thanks to Degarth for this one. Medium tan with almost no head....just like a Jewish housewife in Florida lol! Aroma of honey, model glue, slight caramel malt. The taste was astringent, very tart, with slight fruit, hopcitrus, and some tangy yeasty notes. It stayed tart and sour and never really resonated with my palate. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2007
12 oz bottle. I picked up a few of these for a gluten-intolerant friend... she then accused me of trying to kill her. Goddamn, this stuff is nasty. Hazy pale amber. Rancid aroma of motor oil, dirty fusely higher alcohols and cheap honey. Flavour is cidery, band-aidy with notes of burned rubber. So many off-flavours that it’s tough to decide whether or not to list them or just let the numbers speak for themselves.
bb (9311) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle. Golden amber with no head. Slight honey aroma. Lemony, honey flavor. Low carbonation. Lingering citrus and honey. Medium bodied. A bit sweet. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 This is the first product I have had from this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pale straw color with a huge sizzling white head that quickly fades. The aroma is sweet and tangy with a hint of citrus. Very champagne like. The flavor is dry and spicy on the front. The middle is lightly sweet. The finish is again dry and spicy. Tastes a lot like dry champagne. Strykzone (7364) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
What a huge amount of foam this beer has! It pours a honey golden color with a very lively soapy head. The liviness passes but the foam remains for quite some time. It took a while before the glass would hold the entire 12 ounces. There is a significant amount of carbonation that bubbles up from the bottome. That combines with the soapy bubbles of foam to make this a very physically active beer. The aroma is honey, yeast and hops. First taste is honey but with some tartness as well, perhaps green apples. As a matter of fact, it tastes a lot like a cider. Interesting beer. ClarkVV (6711) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2006
2006 bottle consumed 2/24/06. Crystal clear copper, with light, rosy orange hues. Head immediately fizzles to ring. Large bubbles cover the sides. Light hoppiness initially (light grass), pollen, flowers and then large amounts of fermented honey/molasses notes. Lightly sourish, cidery notes, or however you describe that distinctive aroma. Moderately sweet, no yeast. Flavor of light molasses, or honey, can’t tell the difference yet. Some light bittering hops on the end and maybe a touch of DMS or meatiness. Medium attenuation, definitely sweet, but the hops do balance and the sharpness from fermentation does too. Unfortunately, I do get a fair amount of tin on the finish. Large bubbled, somewhat sharp carbonation, lightly sticky, honeyish texture, though watery on end too. They definitely should not be calling this a beer on the label. egajdzis (6590) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 OK, this was a strange one to rate, because it was not like any other mead i’ve head, yet did not have the characteristics I usually find in beer. It poured a bright golden color with a mildly sticky, white, bubbly head and no lacing on the glass. Sweet aroma of honey and molasses, but an alcoholic presence was also there. Too much water and too little honey in the taste. Initially this tasted just like sparkling water, then a light fruitiness (grapes and apples), and the aftertaste was very sweet and mead like. Medium carbonation. However, this was slightly more flavorful than the other gluten-free beer I had.