Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Brasseurs Sans Gluten's Glutenberg Blonde takes the "blonde" part of the name very seriously. This gluten-free millet and corn brew is extremely clear and extremely pale--it's a very light gold colour. It's quite well carbonated, but pours with only a slight coating of loose white head. This Montrealer brew is quite light-bodied, clocking in at just 4.5% alcohol. It's sold in smart-looking but very hard to read 473mL cans.
Glutenberg Blonde has a dry and grainy nose. It has an agreeably beery mouthfeel--fizzy and crisp like a pale lager. Like most gluten-free brews I've quaffed, not many drinkers would mistake this stuff for a conventional ale or lager; however, its grainy flavour with faint notes of apple is none too shabby.
The beer is dry, crisp, and refreshing. It's certainly not the can of beer I'd reach for on a regular basis, but if (*knock on wood*) I ever become gluten intolerant, I'd certainly be glad that good gluten-free beers like GB exist.
Rating: 8.0 out of 10.