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Glutenberg - Brasseurs Sans Gluten

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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 26.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs Sans Gluten visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: papat444 on 08-01-2011)
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Reviews by puboflyons:
Photo of puboflyons
2.69/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

From the 473 ml. can. Sampled on April 19, 2014.

It pours straw to nearly clear yellow with carbonation bubbles on the side of the glass leading up to a big but short lived white foamy head.

The aroma is pretty thin in character. Some biscuit malts maybe but there is this unappetizing grassy quality in it as well.

Watery and thin body. I could drink it one gulp I imagine...it's that thin.

The taste has a touch of toasted biscuit and a clean, crisp hop finish but there is nothing really all that exciting to talk about. That's the thing about Gluten-free beers. They tend to only be about a half a beer. According to the label this won a bronze medal in the Gluten-free category at the 2012 World Beer Cup. Good for them! I would be interested in knowing who beat them out and try those brews.

puboflyons, Apr 19, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
2.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle. Damned near flying off the shelves upon its recent arrival in Alberta. Time for a look-see, methinks.

This beer pours a mostly clear, pale golden yellow hue, with an anemic half-finger of stilted foamy and broadly bubbly white head, which leaves a bit of distant mushroom cloud lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of thin, somewhat musty corn gruel, a further soft gritty vegetal graininess, and rather prominent lemony, leafy hops. The taste is subtle corn grist, once again some edgy, nondescript graininess, generic citrus, apple wine, dried honey, mild sodium acridity, a soft rye pepper character (so, Salt 'n Pepa, then?), and leafy, earthy hops.

The carbonation is fairly average, just a trilling frothiness throughout, the body rather light in weight, and a tad thin, a mild underlying clumsy edginess messing with an otherwise plain Jane smoothness. It finishes mostly dry, in a slightly otherworldly sense, the tinged corn graininess essence doing its best to parry a still decent, if muddled bitter hoppiness.

Huh - these new gluten-free beers are throwing me for a loop - while they are a significant step forward flavour-wise from their disagreeable at best predecessors, said flavour is still not of the normal beer world - I can drink this, sure, but it is just different enough to screw with my general expectations. However, the gap is surely closing - rejoice, Alberta celiacs, your beer-drinking time is nigh!

biboergosum, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of barebearbeer
1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

barebearbeer, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.05/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with a medium foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of light sweet malt base is very thin. Taste is also dominated by light sweet malt with not many other discernable notes. Body is quite thin and somewhat watery. Not very complex though no brewing flaws could make a good drink for people allergic to gluten.

Phyl21ca, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of DaveR514
3/5  rDev -4.5%

DaveR514, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of papat444
2.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: Decent foam on the pour but it goes steadily to one finger. Quintessential pale yellow body, fairly clear.

Smell: Lemon & corn. Slightly adjunct-like but still fairly agreeable.

Taste: Corn, mild citrus and a weird aftertaste that is part salty, part bitter but in small amounts.

Mouthfeel: Very clean but the body is way to light even for the style. Feels like water really.

Overall: The taste isn't too bad but i really feel like it's got no body at all. Average at best with gusts to mediocre.

papat444, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
2.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle from the Marche Omni QC for $3

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes.

Smell - Corn, apples, grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste corn, apples, and grains. There is also a slight amount of floral notes. It ends with a corn/grain aftertaste.

Overall – A nice light refreshing gluten free beer. Probably one of the better options or the summer months if you are gluten sensitive. A bit pricey at 16$ for a 6-pack though.

spinrsx, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

jgammoniv, May 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Hopheadjeffery, Jun 21, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -12.1%

snowmageddon, Sep 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +59.2%

CraftyChuck, Jul 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

edugasmtl, Jan 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

jbeervt, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Socialiste, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
2.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

341ml bottle poured into tulip 14/9/13

A pale straw yellow with decent carbonation, a few suspended particles and a short lived finger of foam that leaves a couple random patches

S green apple, corn, honey and hard plastic,

T more of the same really with some strange sweet grains and cereal, I can't shake the plastic and it has some sour apple juice and lemon

M very light bodied with enough carbonation to give it some life, just a little gritty with apple juice lingering

O not awful but not good either, I suppose if I couldn't have gluten this would be an option but...

I haven't had many gluten free beers and only grab them when I see one in the dollar bin, lets just say I hope I never become a celiac

wordemupg, Sep 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

GeauxSioux, Jun 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +59.2%

Pete27lax, Jul 10, 2014
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SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

TimHitchings, May 09, 2014
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