Glutenberg Non-Alcoholic

Reviewed by on June 30, 2018 in Gluten-Free Guide

The Details

  • 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 !

The Review

So not only is this gluten-free (made with millet, buckwheat, and corn), but it’s also non-alcoholic, so there’s a couple of trendy lifestyle boxes checked already!

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.

Brady White

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