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Gluten Free Golden Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Gluten Free Golden Ale
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 4
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale | 5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 02-12-2009

100% Gluten-free; made with sorghum, brown rice, and roasted chestnuts. Cascade hops.
IBU: 42 ABV: 5.2%
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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 4
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3.03/5  rDev -17%
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.

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4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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Gluten Free Golden Ale from Deschutes Brewery
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