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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

BSG Glutenberg American Pale Ale Review


This is the third and best tasting gluten-free beer I have had so far. No wonder BSG won 3 best gluten-free beer awards at the World Beer Cup 2012, including a silver medal for this here American Pale Ale. Sure this isn't available in Ontario, but Quebec is not too far away and for $2.59 per bottle, it is fairly affordable for such a niche beer.

The beer has an amber color, slightly hazy, and pours with no head. The aroma is very pale ale-like, but there is a noticeable lack of sweet malt, but there are plenty of hops to satisfy hop lovers. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but all the good pale ale stuff are there - hops, caramely and floral sweetness and a bit of fruits. Sure, there is an odd flavour towards the finish, but the hops help a lot. The finish is slightly acidic, floral, a tad hoppy and even a little nutty. This doesn't quite compare to a malty American-style Pale Ale, but for a gluten-free beer it is very delicious.

Scores:
Cost - $2.69
Taste - 7/10
ABV - 5.5%

Overall - 7/10...pretty good for a gluten-free beer, but the lack of malt is noticeable

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