Glutenberg Double Belge | Brasseurs Sans Gluten

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Glutenberg Double BelgeGlutenberg Double Belge

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Sans Gluten
Quebec, Canada

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Phyl21ca on 03-25-2013

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Photo of biboergosum
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle. Nice to see this GF brewer branch out into Belgian-style territory.

This beer pours a crystal clear, medium-dark copper amber hue, with two fat fingers of rather puffy, bubbly, and loosely foamy ecru head, which leaves some sparse islet lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of bready, lightly biscuity caramel, a twinge of candied toffee, a hint of edgy yeast, a mildly astringent vegetal essence, and earthy, herbal hops. The taste is more mirror-world graininess - vegetal, herbal, and with a somewhat sour caramel sweetness - a metallic flintiness, dark gritty sugar, and some minor orchard fruit notes.

The carbonation is on the low side, but still well supportive, the body an adequate medium weight, and mostly smooth, that herbal vegetal astringency kind of wedging its way in at times. It finishes off-dry, the pseudo-caramel malt keeping up the thinly-veiled charade of a standard dubbel's malt profile.

Well, I knew going in that this wouldn't exactly duplicate a barley-based dubbel, in all its hefty malt glory. However, I gotta say, this ain't half bad, that normal vegetal and/or weak cider essence kept to the shadows, while the millet, brown rice, and candi syrup perform their best mawkish imitation. Drinkable, I suppose, which is usually the best thing I can say about this unfortunate necessity of a beer 'style'.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a light brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of candi sugar with light candy ester is quite nice. Taste is a good mix between some residual candi sugar notes with some candy ester and some subtle grain notes. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation. Not the greatest representation of the style but very enjoyable for a beer without barley.

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Glutenberg Double Belge from Brasseurs Sans Gluten
3.38 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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