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Gluten Free Golden Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
100% Gluten-free; made with sorghum, brown rice, and roasted chestnuts. Cascade hops.
IBU: 42 ABV: 5.2%

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 02-12-2009)
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Photo of tempest
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Portland brewpub. I ordered out of curiosity to see the current state of gluten-free beer, but it hasn't improved much. The malt flavor is still too sweet and the beer leaves an unpleasant sharp feeling on my tongue. There's a toasty note, but not much hops despite the advertised 42 IBU's. This beer had good and bad moments, and I applaud Deschtues for taking on such a tough style. Still, I don't envy any beer lovers with a gluten intolerance.

tempest, Apr 29, 2010
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Bouleboubier, May 20, 2013
Photo of cbarrett4
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Deschutes Portland:

Pours a really nice dark copper hue with quickly vanishing head and little lace; good carbonation.

Nicely aromatic. The use of chestnuts was odd, but it works, giving the beer a sweet roasted nut note along with a core of cereal grain, brown rice, spice, and hops. Very nice and complex nose.

Palate is a little more straight to the point. Cereal grain, nuts, spice, and a light hint of hops.

Texture is nice, medium body, good grip and decent finish.

Compared to standard beers, this is definitely a 'different' taste. Compared to other gluten free beers, this is one of the better examples.

cbarrett4, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of tiwee23
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

tiwee23, Jan 02, 2013
Gluten Free Golden Ale from Deschutes Brewery
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.