Glütiny Pale Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Glütiny Pale AleGlütiny Pale Ale

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Glütiny Pale Ale is brewed using an enzyme to break down the proteins that trigger a reaction from gluten sensitive drinkers. Therefore, these beers are being referred to as “gluten removed” instead of gluten free. The beers fall within the FDA guidelines of less than 20 parts per million.

New Belgium Glütiny Pale Ale features Equinox hops, for flavors of guava and papaya.

30 IBUs

Added by superspak on 09-27-2015

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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of jjamadorphd
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Probably the best of the gluten-free brews I have had to date...

I knew there was something out-of-the-ordinary with this beer when I poured it into the pint glass - clear amber color where you can see the tiny carbonation bubbles rising happily to the surface, a nice thick foam top, a decent staying power on the foam along with spectacular and almost solid lacing down the glass. I was impressed just on sight alone. The smell was just about at the median for a pale but it had a tang of sweetness to it I just couldn't shake, and I didn't want to anyway. The rest of the characteristics were just about average, I hate to say. A mouthfeel that was quite smooth, light, but with carbonation that built on itself as it warmed. The taste was classic pale ale - nothing to distinguish itself from others I have had. Overall, it's definitely a solid beer, I've got a sixer of this stuff, so I'm glad I it'll be pretty good the rest of the way.

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Photo of beetrain6
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jgiordano88
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jimmah120
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle with a best by date

This tastes like if they actually added hops to their other gluten free beer. Kidding, but this *is* a hop focused beer. Still has the signature malt flavors of NB beers, very fat tire esque. The hops are mostly here in bitterness, they don't carry across much flavor.

Better than the other gluten free beer, but disappoining because of the wasted potential. I'm glad I don't have a made-up gluten allergy as an excuse for my morbid obesity, because then I'd have to drink this more than once.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A gift.
Enjoy by 24 Sep 17. 12oz bottle stored at 42 degrees. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – very light citrusy hops.
Head – large (Maximum six cm, aggressive pour), off white, low density froth with above average retention time, leaving a two to three mm ring, lots of torn curtains attached to the ring, and a heaped island.
Lacing – fair. Many irregular pieces of curtain with bubbles ranging in size from tiny to small.
Body – dark yellow, hazy.
Flavor – begins with hop bitterness followed by a maltiness. The citrus from the nose does not appear in the flavor. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – thin, watery, soft carbonation.

A decent looking and smelling brew, with something to desired in flavor.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Luckydog91
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mjwasserman
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tastes better warmer. Had some less than 40 degrees and tasted like hoppy water. If "normal" beer affected me and I wanted a low gluten hoppy ale then I would probably get again.

Aroma is nice, fresh hoppy scent. Not piney, floral or tropical--apparently they use equinox and their description seems pretty accurate.
Color is light, very clear. Good head retention.
Alcohol not detectable, hop forward, little malt sweetness, overall kind of bland in that department. Not detecting much roasted or caramel malt.
Mouthfeel lacking compared to other "standards" I am used to.
I'd drink it again but probably not seek it out. If you are gluten sensitive/intolerant than not a bad choice at all.

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Photo of beerguy04
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper color with a foamy white head with lots of lacing. Smell is citrusy/tropical fruit. The taste is the same with a slight hoppy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is refreshing. Overall not bad, but not great. Couldn't tell it had gluten taken out.

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Photo of Turbo
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaltofOH
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle best by 23JUL17. Nonic pint.

A: pours a very slightly hazed pale copper with 1 finger moussy ivory head with some large, chunky bubbles. Retains a thick white ring at the edges with a thick island of bubbly foam all the way down. Very nice lacing.

S: how an APA ought to, citrusy and slightly tropical, with plenty of bready, slightly honeyed malt sweetness. Reminds me a bit of the last Sierra Nevada pale ale I had.

T: very standard APA. Arrives slightly bready, with citrus hops (navel orange?) making their presence known without overpowering. Guava is a good descriptor; sweet but not sharp. Low acidity. Hop character turns greener, perhaps grassier toward the end. Medium, cleansing bitterness on the end.

M: firmly midweight and quite well carbonated. Very clean finishing.

O: just a very well-crafted, easy drinking APA. Nothing special, apart from the gluten having been removed. Certainly it doesn't suffer for it. I'd drink this again, but I think Sierra Nevada and Sweetwater 420 are both better and very similar.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice yellow/amber color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy/foamy white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Bear1964
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnotherDisease
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spacedog666
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mojohawk21
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheEpeeist
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good for an APA but nothing I would call home about. Did removing the gluten affect the flavor at all to anyone? Because I really could not tell the difference.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 02/04/17:

Daily clear, dull orange-amber. Cream-colored film-forming head of foam with good retention and patchy rings and strands of lace. Mango, generic citrus, resin, malt tartness. Palate is caramel, resin, orange oil, metallic and light leather suggestions, a good balance. Finish is not overly bitter, retro-olfaction is moderately spicy/herbal with more resin and orange. Medium-bodied, refreshing, tingly and velvety throughout.

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Photo of drtth
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear dark amber or copper color with a 3/4" off-white head that leaves a small and large ring of lacing and that eventually forms a large irregular island on the surface of the liquid which lasts for most of the beer. Sipping breaks up the rings into some interesting small patches, legs and a spider web of lacing.

The aromas include some pine, some grapefruit zest and some supporting malt to smooth them out.

As expected from the nose the flavors include the light pine, some gentle grapefruit zest and a bit of malt malt and malt sweetness to counterbalance the bitterness. There's also seems to be a touch of spiciness from the hops.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied with a light crispness. The medium length finish begins as everything begin to fade but the malt and hop flavors seem to be moving back and forth on and off center stage until all that's left is some bitter dryness on the back of the palate.

This is a reasonably good Pale Ale with lots of flavor that is light rather than intense and I'd willingly have another if offered. That said I'll not be seeking out another, if only because there are other, more local, APAs that are higher on my list.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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