The Husband has never had a gluten-free beer that he’s liked. Ever. He’s tried New Grist, Redbridge, Estrella Damm Daura, but he usually can’t take more than a few sips before his attempt comes to an end. The taste test is over. He just can’t do it. They just taste like bad beer.
I, on the other hand, have never tasted any beer that I’ve liked. ALL beer tastes bad to me. In fact, it’s worse than bad. To me, all beer tastes disgusting. Therefore, I do not review gluten-free beers. If I did, I would proclaim that they all tasted like dirt.
But the Husband is a good taste tester. And the only reason I’m doing a post on gluten-free beer is that the Husband finally found one that he enjoyed. Not only was it good gluten-free beer. He proclaimed it to be really good beer — gluten free or not. Now that says something.
So if you are a gluten-free friend who likes beer, and you miss the taste of a good one, you might want to read on.
When we were at Posana in Asheville, the Husband hesitantly ordered a Brunehaut gluten-free amber ale. It’s a Belgum import that won a gold medal at the 2011 US Open Beer Championships. Our waiter insisted that he would like it because of the yeastiness.
Of course, I knew from every other taste test since age 21 that I wouldn’t like it despite the accolades. I decided to stick to a tried and true cider. I was glad that Posana carried Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider.
But the Husband loved this beer.
And you might too.
So next time you see this bottle, give it a shot. And let me know what you think.
- Have you tried Brunehaut Gluten-Free Amber Ale?
- Do you have a favorite gluten-free beer?
- Are you a beer lover or hater?