This Belgian Amber Ale is well crafted Ale and an excellent stand-by gluten free beer.
I have limited experience tasting Belgium beers. In fact, there are only two Belgium gluten-free breweries that I’ve tasted, Brunehaut and Green’s. I couldn’t help but notice the similarities in both, including high-quality ingredients, and highly crafted tasting brews. In fact, I’d have to say that these Belgium breweries create my favorite sorghum-based, gluten-free beers.
Brunehaut Organic Amber Ale, like most sorghum-based beer, is best-served cold. Once sorghum beers start to warm up the bitter taste of sorghum seems to rise up. I’ve found that Brunehaut’s gluten free beers can be hard to find at grocery stores, but are carried my many craft beer stores.
Tasty and drinkable, this one’s a keeper.
Look: reddish brown earthen color with a 3 finger foamy off-white colored head.
Smell: earthy caramel and malted barley
Body: creamy and medium-bodied with lots of carbonation.
Taste: sharp barley and rich, earthy flavors with a burst of creamy bubbles in the middle, with a smooth finish with a dry, slightly bitter aftertaste.
Brewed in Brunehaut, Belgium. An artisanal brewer, Brunehaut employs ancient Belgian brewing recipes and practices, dated back to as early as1096. Combining top (in-bottle) fermentation with modern production technologies, Brunehaut’s beers are consistent with 1000+-year-old Belgian brewing tradition.
Alcohol by volume6.5%