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Green's Endeavour - Green's Gluten Free Beers

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BA SCORE
67
poor

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 25.18%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green's Gluten Free Beers visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2007)
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev +7.9%

06-17-2012 23:53:09 | More by jaidenjb
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - dark brown amber; thin lacing of brown head; decent retention

S - baked apples, bread, faint spice

T - baked apples, caramel, faint yeast, mild spice

M - very crisp, smooth, medium bodied

As far as gluten free beers go this is decent. The apple presence is strong and off putting, but overall this is decent.

My wife who has been searching for a decent gluten free beer for a while says that this is her absolute favorite.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 00:37:16 | More by tdm168
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Leschber

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

05-23-2012 02:09:21 | More by Leschber
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

04-12-2012 01:57:19 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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SweJon

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

03-02-2012 06:55:18 | More by SweJon
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +7.9%

02-28-2012 03:54:18 | More by tripledbrew
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diamondc

Texas

3.4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Not much head or lacing after the initial hard pour. Just a few wisps of foam remain.

S: Sour cherry candy, soft milk chocolate.

T: Tart dark fruits, toffee, cola, cherries.

M: Very fizzy while taking sips.

O: As a dubbel it's really off the mark, as a Dubbel/Flanders Red hybrid, this is very good.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 11:27:30 | More by diamondc
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is very dark black with a red hue at the bottom of the glass. Has a frothy foamy head which take a while to settle
down but stays at some level all the way down. The foam even sticks to glass all the way down.

Smells of faint cherries and sorghum.

Tastes very fruity strong on cherries almost like cherry coke. After taste of sorghum not too bad.

Feels very carbonated at first like a soda but them calms down and feels much thicker in the mouth.

Overall doesn't really taste like a dubbel but as a gluten free beer it's the best I've had and I've tried most of them.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 16:56:30 | More by Dave1999
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nlmartin

Ohio

1.38/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Blind beer #2 of 12

This beer is a bomber that was gift wrapped no sign of glass ware suggestions so I will give it a sniff test. Off comes the cap a lactic honey aroma rises out. So into a snifter I sent this beer.

A-2.5 The body of the beer is mahogany. The head was a short lasting white coloration. No lacing noted on my glass.

S- 2.5 This is a bit odd. The aroma of honey sweetened lactic and vinous apple cider rise out my glass. At first I was intrigued but this quickly turned into a train wreck as the beer quickly warms.

T- 1.0 This beer taste like an apple cyser / honey mead gone horribly wrong. Lactic vinegar notes combine with MD 20/20 vinous notes. In short not good.

M- 1.0 This beer would have been very limp in character if not for its astringency. Light bodied almost no carbonation.

O- 1.0 I can truthfully state this beer was unappealing.

Thanks for a unique beer experience that will haunt my memory for some time. Is this beer as intended, infected or just off?

The Reveal. Greens Endeavor All Natural Double Dark.

A beer brewed with Millet, Rice, Buckwheat and Sorghum. I would also like to add no redeeming value for a beer drinker.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 15:54:08 | More by nlmartin
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tat2dhllblly

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

01-02-2012 02:32:06 | More by tat2dhllblly
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jophish17

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -46%

12-26-2011 18:03:09 | More by jophish17
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animal69

Louisiana

3/5  rDev +7.9%

12-11-2011 14:51:39 | More by animal69
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cellared for two years above 45 degrees.

A - A head just like a Coca~Cola Classic. It started out at 3 inches and quickly faded to less than a quarter inch. The body is deep brown with hints of purple when held to light. I want to say this beer looks good but the head is so much like a soda that I just can't do it even though at an eighth of an inch it offers some very nice stamina.

Also, I've never seen nutrition facts on a beer label before... that I remember anyway.

S - It smells slightly sweet, with plum, cranberry, molasses, and brown sugar.

T - The flavors here consist of dark sugars, like those found in soda. It tastes less like a malty Belgian style dubbel and more like a cola.

M - The feel is light and airy with a lot of carbonation.

~ If I had Siliac's Disease I would do my best to make this beer work. That being said, I do not, so I won't, and I recommend you do the same. To me this seems more like an alcoholic cola rather than a dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 02:13:53 | More by cdkrenz
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

2.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500 ML poured into a Chimay Chalice.

A - Pours very dark with garnet highlights. Cola brown head that sinks into an active ceiling.

S - Cherries, some tartness, apples, berries, sweet candy, perfume wine.

T - Cherries, vinous oxidation, tart dark fruit, subtle Christmas-like spice, dried orchard apples, dry vinous alcohol thins out the flavors on the finish.

M - Aggressive carbonation fills the mouth with bubbles and thins out the flavors, hindering them from developing.

It's like a sparkling red wine with some yeast thrown in. Not as good as Quest and not a great Dubbel but it has a huge disadvantage being gluten free. For some reason it reminds me of Christmas. I could drink this while decorating the Christmas tree.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 23:52:47 | More by StaveHooks
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velosuds

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a clear pint glass. Best before 20/12/15 (international dating). Paid 6.35 at Life Source Natural Foods in Salem, Oregon.

A-Pours a very dark chestnut (more like Scottish ale) with a very frothy and loose 3 finger head that dissipates quickly.

S-Fruity and sweet. Decent aroma.

T-Slightly sour, and fruity. Surprising, and encouraging given it is brewed from millet, buckwheat, rice, and sorghum for grains. Gives a homebrewing gluten intolerant (just recently discovered) beer advocate hope.

M-Very smooth for 7.0% ABV. Mouthfeel is a bit thin mostly due to under carbonation.

O-Not a great Dubbel when compared to barley based gluten beers. But, as a gluten free beer this is very good. Green's has produced the best bottled gluten free beers on the market. I wish more brewers would enter the game.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 02:01:56 | More by velosuds
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, newer label, served in a chalice. Exceptional amount of information on the label, including details of "Gluten Free" claim,

A - Pours a very dark and opaque brown; hazy rather than cloudy. Fine tan head has excellent retention.

Aroma: Light grain and yeast aromas with an about equally floral and fruity bent. A bit more alcohol presence than there should be in a 7% beer, but these aromas meld exceptionally well with the others. Wait ... as the beer warms these become more pronounced (typical) and a little less attractive.

T - Sweet, particularly up front, but remaining so even into the finish -- brown sugar with a bit of toffee and fruit (hints of cherries). Not so sweet, however, as to earn demerits. It does lack some of the toasted malt flavor normally expected. Raisins and other dark fruits linger into the finish which is quite fine but not quite as lasting as I'd like. This brew also lacks the richness, complexity and depth of the best Belgian dubbels (some of the world's finest IMO). Still, this beer has some nice complexity such that different flavors seem to come to the fore across the course of consumption/warming. Rating approaches 4.5.

M - lively yet very smooth. A little less full than preferred.

O - a fine and distinct Belgian dubbel, little hampered by the gluten free goal. While this makes a fine sipper, it is exceptionally drinkable and can disappear quickly. Less than world class but not actually disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 02:30:15 | More by chinchill
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle, an apparent Belgian-style dubbel, brewed with millet, buckwheat, rice, and sorghum, the current quartet selected to play the part of barley malt in this production, it would seem.

This beer pours a murky, dark iced-tea brownish colour, with pervasive amber highlights, and three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and rocky beige head, which leaves a high pressure system of cloudy hanging lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells like aged, oxidized, and vinegary red wine, sweet orchard fruit (plum and overripe apple and pear), middling yeast, and a musty, earthy leafiness. The taste is mildly sweet, and more sour red fruit - stale grapes, red apple skins, cherry lozenges, and plum wine - something endemic in the nature of the input grains, I suspect, a nondescript earthy, somewhat musty graininess, diet root beer, my mom's well-aged cooking vinegar, and soft, slightly funky Belgian yeast.

The carbonation is average in its workaday frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, a tad watery for the purported style, but generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the various sweet 'n sour fruitiness persisting, and getting boozier in concert with the associated rise in ambient temperature.

Well, like many of the other gluten-free beers I've had, this just seems to be sorely missing the right grain backbone. Conversely, however, it does a decent job of providing some of the other flavour characteristics inherent in the proclaimed style, and hides its elevated alcohol well enough. Overall, though, one out of two and a half just doesn't cut it, I'm afraid. Drinkable, I suppose, but this is not the dubbel you're looking for.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 02:26:25 | More by biboergosum
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CamuMahubah

Nebraska

3.9/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Same color and fizz as a "classic" soda pop. Very appealing.

Wine grapes and alcohol in the nose. A hot warmth.

The taste is a bit complex for a dubbel. Seems more like a Quad. Spiced hot like cider with that characteristic burn. A bunch of flavors. Caramel on the back of the tongue. Berries on the middle of the tongue. Taste like wine on the front of the tongue.

Sparkly. Light and slightly creamy.

Dang fine beer. If I hadn't known already it was Gluten free I would never guessed it in a thousand years had you told me this beer was missing an ingredient so common to beer.

Ahhh...The Belgians...

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 03:40:33 | More by CamuMahubah
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Bookseeb

Washington

2.68/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is dark brown with a very tall light brown fluffy head not bad lace. Smell reminds me of rum and coke and dark fruits, with the sweetness of the coke and a light bite of rum in the aroma. It also Tastes a little like rum and coke with a bit earthiness put into it. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. I'd like to have seen my face in the mirror after having that 1st sip, interesting, different, not necessarily bad, but probably not again.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 02:28:00 | More by Bookseeb
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chiefydawg

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I'm liking the whole gluten-free concept here. In fact, there is an entire paragraph listing all the things it does NOT have to disrupt one's sensitive system. Of course, this omission includes malt and wheat. What? That's right - maltless beer.

Tall, fluffy dark tan head sits atop a very dark amber brown body. When held to light, its haziness becomes apparent. Grabby lace with large bubbles. Quite the eye candy.

Speaking of which, somewhat tart yet sweet in the first whiff, like a sour candy. Raisiny dark fruits emerge quickly with pensive, warmer sniffs.

A deep sweetness upon the first sip catches me off guard. Warm dates and tobacco leaf coats the tongue. Thankfully, the vinous tartness that I smelled initially is vaguely there too; and with the carbonation, it just saves this from tasting under-attenuated. Definitely the work of some Belgian yeast at work here (presumably evolved to process millet, buckwheat, rice, and sorghum) that provides a sliver of funk for complexity.

Although this seems fully developed and there is more than adequate carbonation, the stickiness and sweet, overripe coating of the tongue is overwhelming. Although it does not taste bad at all, it is not easy on the palate nor really quaffable. Really should be good if dried up.

However, I dig this concept, and there is definitely a skill level involved to the brewing. Consider for a second for either situation: a) you are allergic to nearly everything on Earth but would love to drink beer; or b) Your conscience (or boss) says to make a beer without malt, wheat, or anything not hypo-allergenic (yes, it is generously mentioned that there is no fish, eggs, celery, or mustard involved). Either way, you would have to be pleased with this offering. Especially if it were more dry.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 02:11:02 | More by chiefydawg
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bagpiper2005

Idaho

3.1/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this beer for someone who is on a gluten-free diet.

Pour: Soda colored with some red-amber highlights with two-fingers of off-white head that retains decently and leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet and fruity with a slight alcohol odor and no real hops to speak of.

Taste: Honestly, this isn't that bad. It's got a sweetness to it, though it's a little different from barley/wheat malt. Hints of raisins/currants and little tart, and finishes up with virtually no bitterness, and a little bit of an alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin, given the style and ABV, and very active carbonation.

Drinkability: It's definitely drinkable, but not the best in the world.

Final Notes: It's worth a shot if you just absolutely can't have real beer, that said, it's not as good as the real thing, but no gluten-free beer will ever be.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 19:16:41 | More by bagpiper2005
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speter

New Jersey

2.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased for a party a Celiac-suffering friend was coming to. Friend didn't show up, so I'm sampling.

A: Dark tan with ruby highlights. A solid two-finger head that never completely goes away. Nice lacing.

S: Sweet fruity esters. Some plum, prune, raisin, but also some soy, which is off-putting.

T: There's a sweetness from the front to the finish, with no hop component I could really pick out. The brown rice lends a very drying metalic character, which particularly comes out in the aftertaste. (I don't drink milk, and I find rice milks have the same quality. What it ultimately means is the drink makes you thirsty, rather than quenching thirst.) The taste does grow on you as you drink, and it's better as the beer warms (I started slightly below cellar temperature).

M: Thinner than you'd prefer for a dubbel, but not horrible. The high carbonation makes this rather nice on a hot day.

D: Ultimately, the drying metallic tang from the brown rice renders this a one-off for me. I'm going to try others, since I do have Celliac friends, and I'd like to find something we can all enjoy together.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 20:46:10 | More by speter
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budgood1

Minnesota

2.05/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours out of the half litre bottle a mahogany colour, rather dark with an ample tan foamy head reducing quickly to some spotty lace and dish soap like bubbles. fruity, solvent like aroma...ripe red fruits, almost like cough syrup. some root beer and sasparilla notes also. unique taste...seemingly devoid of any real dubbel character...some fruity notes...a bit of cola like flavours with some other watered down sugary notes. some yeasty notes, too. really it just seems bland and not very good. wrong mouthfeel and weak and watery body...blech. drinkability suffers because, frankly, this sucks.

this is my first foray into gluten free beers. not impressed. my scores actually might be too high.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 21:36:13 | More by budgood1
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kegger22

Michigan

2.03/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Green's Endeavour Dubbel Dark Beer was dark brown in color with a generous beige head that dissipated to a collar. It has that fruity wine aroma, almost a vinegary smell. The taste is also wine-like fruits, but there is also a chemical-metal tang to it. Unfortunately, the taste says it all. I wanted a beer, not wine, and I wanted a flavor to match. This was thin and barely drinkable.

The only other gluten free beer I have tasted was an AB product and it wasn't bad; this was.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 06:11:42 | More by kegger22
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.47/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review had been previously on the 'De Proefbrouwerij' pages, cos they brew it.

Brown 33cl bottle, drank three days after its best before date. This is gluten free, wheat free 'double dark beer'.

Dark it is, very dark indeed, a really deep ruby red colour to be truthful, with a tan collar and wisps.

The smells given off where complex and different, chocolate malts and liquorice, then more chocolate, dark chocolate actually.

The flavours were deep and rich, again a mix of chocolate and liquorice.

Good feel to this beer, rich, creamy and full of flavour.

Didn't expect anything as good as this when I bought it, very impressed.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-21-2010 21:40:45

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 15:43:56 | More by BlackHaddock
Green's Endeavour from Green's Gluten Free Beers
67 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.