As a person whose grown to love pale ales, this beer doesn’t disappoint. Interestingly I never liked pale ales in my “pre-gluten-free days”. It’s only been in the past few years that I’ve begun to really appreciate the hoppy, and citrus flavors, with the bitter aftertaste that is unique to this type of beer. And now I can gladly say that I can tell a good pale ale from a bad one, and this one is very good, and it’s brewed by an excellent brewery.
I was told by the guy that sold me this beer that unlike other gluten-removed beer which test to under 20 ppm, this gluten-removed beer was tested to under 10ppm. As somone who is highly sensitive to gluten and keeps track of these things, I really appreciate New Belgium going the extra length to account for the safety of gluten free beer drinkers like myself!
This beer pours a deep caramel brown with a fluffy white 2 finger head.
The sweet, floral bouquet jumped to meet me before I even got my nose close to the glass. I also detected hints of apple, citrus and vanilla.
Medium body that is creamy and dry with a decent amount of carbonation.
This beer hints at strong hops with the smell, but delivers very little of that in the mouth, but does retain a tropical fruity (think guava) taste. It is clean and dry with a bitter, barley infused aftertaste
served in a 12oz bottle
Brewed in Fort Collins, Colorado by New Belgium brewery