As a young guy growing up 20 minutes from the Canadian border I drank lots of Canadian Beers. The most readily available and in expensive was Molson Golden. This beer brings me back to my Molsen Golden days. Back then it was more about quantity than it was about quality, and Molson Golden fit the bill. This Glutiny Golden Ale is a similar beer, light and refreshing, but does’t have a lot to report in the favor department,
In terms of gluten content, this golden ale comes with the following warning: “This product is fermented from grains containing gluten and crafted to remove gluten. The gluten content of this product cannot be verified, and this product may contain gluten.”
Unlike other gluten free beers, this beer does not reassure us about their careful processes, if flat out warns us. So Celiacs beware. Further reading on the website tells me that New Belgium uses the R5 Competitive ELISA method to ensure that their gluten-removed beers test below the standard 20ppm.
Smell: lemon, apricots and hops
Body: crisp and clean with medium carbonation
Taste: malty and slightly sweet with a very light, watery taste.
This beer is drinkable, but I wouldn’t seek it out.
Alcohol by volume: 5.2%
Brewed by New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins, CO
Website: http: newbelgium.com