Green's Discovery Amber Ale
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Green's Discovery Amber AleGreen's Discovery Amber Ale
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Green's Gluten Free Beers
England, United Kingdom
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
2.51 | pDev: 27.49%
May 17, 2020
Dec 19, 2005
Notes: Bottle re-fermented and naturally gluten free, the ‘Original’ and first beer produced by Greens. Serve at cellar temperature.
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Rated by ahuey333 from Wisconsin

1.43/5  rDev -43%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
This straight up tastes like a tart Coca-Cola, weird and will not drink again.
May 17, 2020
Rated: 3.82 by RBorsato from Virginia

Oct 05, 2018
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

2.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
From the 500 ml. bottle with 05/07/22 stamped on the label. Sampled on March 30, 2018.

One thing I can say about it is that it looks the way an amber ale should look with a mahogany-brown color, moderate clarity, and foamy off-white head that lingers.

The aroma emits a spent barley grain, vegetable mash character and a kind of dusty cellar sensation.

Light to medium body. More light than medium. Somewhat smooth.

There is a sort of stale barley malt sweetness in the flavor with a slight tart bite but generally a cardboard-like, wooden chest finish. Green's Tripel is the best one from this brewery that I can get my hands on.
Mar 30, 2018
Rated: 2.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Mar 16, 2018
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

3.28/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:09 PM
500 mL bottle from Quality Food Center poured to tulip glass
Sight: Brown dark amber color, a bit hazy, small foam that quickly goes away
Smell: aroma of malt
Taste: low bitterness, some sweetness
Feel: good carbonation. Good follow through, tart, slightly bitter aftertaste
"Overall: good beer
repeat: maybe
look for: No"
Mar 14, 2018
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: copper amber with a slight haze, medium frothy white cap with poor retention

S: a little cider in the aroma along with grains, earthiness, and a trace of toast.

T: a touch of cider, apple, sorghum, buckwheat, with the grains becoming more prominent in the middle. The beer finishes dry

F: medium body and medium to medium high carbonation

O: a drinkable gluten-free beer but the variety of rich grain flavors leave you wishing for barley.
Jul 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Evilyak from Minnesota

2.32/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Poured amber with a decent head. That's where the goodness ends.

Smells yeasty, but not in a good way.

Bitter and dry. Wine notes.

Mouth is crisp, and that wine flavor lingers.

I finished a glass but would not bother with a whole bottle.
Dec 25, 2016
Rated: 2.57 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Oct 25, 2016
Rated: 3.03 by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

Feb 16, 2016
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.04/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
DATE TASTED: October 18, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Victory HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: finally warming up after camping last night in sub-30 degree temperatures... APPEARANCE: opaque, muddy-brown body that deters a closer inspection--normally, I am a fan of most things brown, but this is a strange occurrence in a glass; as expected, a healthy, creamy, chunky, bubbly brownish head that holds its consistency... AROMA: pleasant, aromatic flowers--akin to dryer sheets--with candied sweets creating an inviting lightness; the millet and buckwheat must be soft, in place of the normally bolder malts .. PALATE: dry, thin at the start and lively at its finish; crisp, abrupt, with a short, earthy exhale ... TASTE: tart, sharply so, with enough bitterness to please the hophead, though they are respectful in their impact; the lack of malt leaves the balance in question, with buckwheat building the base to almost a classic Belgian pale ale composition--that is to say, fruity too, with raspberry, cherry and lambic elements ... OVERALL: having little expectation for such a beer--one whose label proudly sports its nutritional information--I was pleasantly surprised by its odd wedding of earthy visual and flowery gustatory qualities; judging this purely by the bar stool, I enjoyed the experience; judging it from the couch, a healthy alternative to other brews; a shout-out to Uncle Mark for re-gifting this beer-of-the-month choice...solid ...
Oct 18, 2015
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 10/28/2019. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a fluffy cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, pepper, clove, honey, brown sugar, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and dark malty notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, pepper, clove, honey, brown sugar, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of peppery yeast spice and herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, honey, brown sugar, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and dark malty flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very good gluten free Belgian amber ale. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and dark malty flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Sep 12, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by Bitzer from Virginia

Aug 09, 2015
Rated: 1.75 by WynnO from Florida

Sep 03, 2014
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Reviewed by hardy008 from Minnesota

1.38/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Cloudy dark amber with a one finger off white head, with decent retention and lacing. The aroma has sour, borderline spoiled fruit, with an odd artificial smell. Not much of a description, but it's the best I can do with this aroma.

the taste is as bad as the aroma. Sour, maybe spoiled fruit, with an artificial chemical or medicinal type of flavor. This is just awful.

Light bodied with average carbonation, and a medicinal aftertaste. Just terrible. I think I made a big mistake by buying more than one beer from this brewery. Not looking forward to the rest, if they are this bad.
Oct 27, 2013
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

2.53/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Bottle at Tony Roma's, EWR Terminal A, Newark, NJ

A: The beer is rather clear dark amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of acidic fruits are present in the nose along with some hints of sourness.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has flavors of acidic and sour green apples. The acidity lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer definitely isn't watered down, but the acidic nature seems like it is an acquired taste.
Oct 26, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by SeanMcKnight from New York

Aug 23, 2013
Rated: 2.5 by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Aug 03, 2013
Rated: 1.75 by spycow from Illinois

Mar 10, 2013
Rated: 2.5 by AlMarzo from Michigan

Dec 12, 2012
Rated: 2.75 by Danobold from Texas

Oct 27, 2012
Green's Discovery Amber Ale from Green's Gluten Free Beers
Beer rating: 63 out of 100 with 65 ratings