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Green's Enterprise Dry-Hopped Lager - Green's Gluten Free Beers

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Green's Enterprise Dry-Hopped LagerGreen's Enterprise Dry-Hopped Lager

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BA SCORE
80
good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green's Gluten Free Beers visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-22-2013

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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 4
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Photo of chinchill
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%

500 ml bottle - Product of Belgium.
Standard lager look, including high volume of visible carbonation.
Unusually fruity aroma suggests pineapple and other tropical fruits.
This carries over to the fruity flavor which has more than a hint of pineapple.
Light, highly carbonated body.

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, the first new offering from this contract brewery in a very long time. Product of Belgium, indeed.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of weakly puffy, rather loosely foamy, and mostly fizzy dirty white head, which leaves very little beyond a few specks of mitochondrial lace around the glass as it seems quick to subside.

It smells of ethereally biscuity, and strangely bready, er, 'malt', and strong, yet indistinct citrus, floral, and grassy hops. The taste is generic non-malt graininess - the sort of semi-sweet otherness that is sorghum and millet, and inoffensive as it gets here, I suppose, a bit of lager yeast, and more peppy leafy, weedy, citrusy, and grassy hops.

The carbonation is nice and peppy, with a strong edgy frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, even with the swirling hop goodness betrothed to this offering. It finishes fairly dry, the surprisingly and pleasingly innocuous malt character still handing over the reins to the heady hop interlopers.

I will admit outright, that I have not been a fan of Green's previous output - the alternagrains just don't have the oomph to make a tasty beer under their stewardship. That all seems to change here - I am mostly reminded of all those flavour of the month hoppy session 'IPAs' out there, which is high praise indeed for any gluten-free product, I'd say. Overall, good stuff, a hopped to the nuts, celiac-friendly lager, one even the rest of us can actually say we enjoy.

Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of gooseberries are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of gooseberries and some notes of tropical fruits. A light amount of bitterness is perceptible. Faint hints of sorghum start to creep in as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is probably the best gluten-free beer that I have ever tried as the hop flavors mask most of the "off" flavors that you might expect from the sorghum, especially if you drink it cold. The hop aromas and flavors are very interesting and can rival those from IPLs, except that they are a little weaker in strength.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of woodychandler
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I wonder now what was bothering me on Friday. I felt feverish, nauseous and even close to passing out. I had a stomach virus in Hurgadah, Egypt that got me hospitalized in 1991 and Friday reminded me of that. Now, since a day of ciders and Gluten-Free beers, I actually feel pretty good. I am staying at home tomorrow, also, but I feel a whole lot better. Am I becoming a G-F convert?

From the bottle: "Made from Millet, Buckwheat, Rice & Sorghum"; "Green's Ales are brewed and bottled by DeProef Brouwerij, Lochristi, Gent, Belgium."

I Pop!ped the cap and began an aggro pour, resulting in two-plus fingers of foamy, eggshell-white head with decent retention. In fact, the lacing that began to appear was better than some AIPAs in recent memory. Color was Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-plus quality clarity. Nose had an unexpected grassiness, more akin to a Pilsner. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was more bitter than a GER Pilsner, but not quite enough to be a Czech Pilsner. It had a pronounced grassiness without a malt presence, lending it a slight tartness in its place. Finish was dry, certainly, but not so much so as to be gasping. I think that this one might be the leader in terms of recommended G-F beers.

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Green's Enterprise Dry-Hopped Lager from Green's Gluten Free Beers
80 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.