Friday, April 15, 2016

NGB Gluten Free Lager

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20Chad9976 (1576) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 31A Alternative 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

 DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.