Reviewed by Brady White on June 30, 2018 in Gluten-Free Guide
- Brewery: Brasseurs Sans Gluten
- Origin: Montréal, QC, CA
- Rated On: June 30, 2018
- Best Before: February 25, 2019
- ABV: 0.1%
- Ideal Temperature: cold to cool
- Style: Low Alcohol Beer
- Rating: GOOD !
This 473ml can pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, rocky, and kind of shiny bone-white head, which leaves some random splattered and sudsy lace around the glass as it slowly and surely recedes.
It smells of grainy and crackery alterna-malt, some bitter and estery florals, dead yeast, a mild lemon-esque sour fruitiness, and some faint earthy, musty, and herbal green hops. The taste is bready and grainy mixed malt, a peppery yeastiness, overripe lemon rind, a further indistinct tart fruity essence, and more well-understated earthy, weedy, and floral green hoppiness. The carbonation is fairly restrained in its insouciant-seeming frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of smooth, as nothing sticks out far enough to warrant mention at this particular juncture. It finishes off-dry, that frooty maltiness pretty much going it solo in the lingering arena.
Overall – I gotta say, this one grew on me a bit as things progressed. The malt is actually well-blended, as I’m not really getting that typical musty acridity from the buckwheat. Recommended if you need to avoid either or both of the missing elements here.