Brasseurs Sans Gluten Glutenberg Blanche

Reviewed by on May 26, 2016 in Gluten-Free Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Brasseurs Sans Gluten

  • Origin: Montréal, QC, CA

  • Rated On: May 26, 2016

  • Best Before: September 30, 2016

  • ABV: 5.0%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: Witbier

  • Rating: GOOD !

The Review

It has certainly been a while since we’ve seen any new Gluten-Free beers arrive around these parts, and I’m glad it was these guys who broke the lull!

This 473ml can pours a cloudy, medium tarnished golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy dirty white head, which leaves some defrosting back windshield lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of musty, almost wheat-like malt, an indistinct spicy graininess, understated mixed domestic citrus notes, some white pepper and earthy coriander zinginess, and gentle leafy and weedy hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale-esque malt, more dirty wheat edginess, musty and faintly sour buckwheat, a still muddled citrus character, semi-sweet coriander spice, and a consistently plain leafy and sort of floral green hoppiness. The carbonation is quite subtle in its otherwise far-reaching frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and more or less straight-up smooth, with a nice creaminess rolling in just after the rest of the day’s crew. It finishes off-dry, the very wheat-adjacent malt putting down roots next to the lingering citrus and coriander spice.

Well, it’s like they took a textbook witbier, and crafted their so-called adjunct input ingredients to nail the major points as hard as they could, i.e. wheat, citrus, and coriander. Not a whole lot of subtly or nuance here, but for a New World, and certainly for a G-F offering, this is more than all right.

Brady White

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