Glutenberg 8 | Brasseurs Sans Gluten

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Glutenberg 8Glutenberg 8

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Sans Gluten
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 10-16-2012

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Photo of Act25
3.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can found at WFM, build-a-six.

First Gluten free beer I have tried that I like and will recommend brewed from... - millet, toasted buckwheat, brown rice, quinoa, dates, wild rice, and tapioca. (+h2o)

A Pours a murky dark mahogony, serious looking, with a real 1 finger head, that resolved slowly into film and laced persistently down the glass. They got the look right. Original

S Smells of roasted, earthy malt, with notes of charcoal, wood fire, and sweets of caramel and toffee, finally a bit of leafy, earthy hops.

T The taste follows the smell, with that fireplace char as an unusual over-arch and it's filled with bready, caramel malt, some peppery spiciness, a late season apple orchard, with grassy earthiness, and "musty hops." as a reviewer wrote. Very original, a bit strange, and not a before dinner beer. Yes, I do like it.

F The carbonation is above average, the body weighty enough to carry all these odd, fireplace, wet flavors, but it's slightly cloying. Too sweet and musty in the finish for me. Almost cola like.

Best Gluten Free I have tried. It does feel like they threw in everything into the kitchen sink, and the sink - even a bit of old metal on the tongue - but the originality and the balance of the hops/grass with the sweetness worked for me. However, one is enough.

Plenty of better beers around if you're not gluten free.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.99/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz Bottle from the Marche Omni QC for $3

Appearance - Clear reddish/amber colour with an average size fizzy off-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 - Malty, pepper, earthy

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malt type flavour, brown sugar, and an earthiness. There is also a slight amount of pepper/floral notes. It ends with a malty type aftertaste.

Overall – An interesting beer, especially considering that it is gluten free. Seems that most gluten free beers are just attempts at replicating a basic lager. This is an interesting beer even for people who are not sensitive to gluten

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dark color ale with a small foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with light residual sugar notes and some light grainy notes. Taste is a good mix between some dry fruits with some grainy malt notes and some light fruity ester with some lingering residual sugar notes. Body is a bit light with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting and different thought not necessarily something I would seek on a regular basis.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml single bottle. An 'atypical ale', in that it is brewed with 8 different gluten-free ingredients - millet, toasted buckwheat, brown rice, quinoa, dates, wild rice, and tapioca. Note to the label monkeys - you left out the 'dates' part in the English listing, so, I guess, en Anglais, this is Glutenberg 7, eh?

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber hue, with a half finger of wispy, thin white head, which evaporates momentarily, leaving but a few paramecia strands of lace around the glass.

It smells of sweet, earthy malt, with a twinge of caramel and toffee, an edgy, separate graininess, and leafy, earthy hops. The taste is more bready, caramel malt, a blurred peppery spiciness, a mild aged orchard fruitiness, some niggling inherent vegetal earthiness, and further soft earthy, musty hops.

The carbonation is average, supportive without overreaching, the body a sturdy enough medium weight, but just too weirdly cloying to be deemed anywhere near smooth. It finishes sweetly grainy, but with that burgeoning sidestep to a kind of twisted, warm hoppy mustiness.

Having so many of these non-gluten ingredients present does indeed go a long way towards muddying any singular under-performer in the malting department, but the overall effect still has a weird off-setting effect, at least for those of us used to a more standard grain bill. Anyways, this is actual drinkable, given a very tiny bit of cognitive dissonance, which is a lot less then is required by most of this brewer's competitors.

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Glutenberg 8 from Brasseurs Sans Gluten
3.21 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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