Review: Glutenberg India Pale AleOkay, this is my first review since leaving Quebec, I'm still feeling a smidge jet lagged, but I still think it was just a dream.. how was it possible I could be so happy for more than a few minutes at a time?! Can't be possible!
Recently, I did a piece on Gluten-Free Beer available in Manitoba in the Brandon Sun as the options for celiacs and people trying to avoid gluten are becoming more and more popular over time. I decided I should try another Gluten Free beer, this time Glutenberg India Pale Ale by Brasseurs sans Gluten.
Appearance: Glutenberg India Pale Ale pours a light golden straw yellow with a hint of honey to give it a bit of an orange hue to it. Minimal carbonation, a bit of snow white head at top. Lighter in appearance than most craft IPAs
Aroma: There ARE some hops like cascade making an appearance in here, so it's a bit hoppy.. but I'm noticing more of a rice krispy scent in there and a bit of millet.
Taste: Something's a bit off in this, it's quite bitter, but not really from the hops, but from the grain malts used to brew this beer.. it's a weird sweetness that immediately turns bitter (probably from the millet), the buckwheat is very noticeable in here, which also gives it a bit of a bitterness to it. Some citrus notes of lemon backing this up. Slightly syrupy feel when it enters my mouth, but turns quite watery instantly. The final bitterness of this beer is finally from the hops.
Overall Thoughts: Gluten Free beers are incredibly hard to perfect. The combination of millet and buckwheat give it an incredibly weird bitter/sweetness to it. It leaves a real metallic aftertaste on the tongue as well. The more I drink this, the more I don't mind it though, but it just tastes.. different.
The Glutenberg India Pale Ale contains water, millet, buckwheat, corn, black rice, candi syrup, corn maltodextrin, hops, yeast