This beer was sampled on New Years Eve along with the Corsendonk Christmas Ale, and in all honesty this put that one to shame. Which is rather impressive if you think about it, because that one is a Belgian beer, and this one is a gluten free Canadian beer. This beer needs no handicap to score well compared to regular beers, it is simply a good beer, regardless of its lack of gluten! I tasted it with my family friend, the esteemed industrialist Uncle Jay, and I posted these tasting notes for his, and for all the other coeliacs’, benefit!
Glutenberg: Serie Gastronomie 2014 Saison Froide
Appearance: pale golden yellow.
Nose: quite floral, some hops, grapefruit and juniper. Makes you anticipate a delightful frolic in the fields.
Palate: grapefruit, fir needles.
Finish: even more powerful ruby red grapefruit, white pepper, hops, resinous, long lasting.
Overall: beautifully complex. More of a summer beer than a winter beer, but the fir needle flavour was like a Christmas tree, so that tied it all in for me. The only problem with this beer is the price, over $10 a bottle, but I suppose if it is compared to a bottle of wine, then it does not seem so bad!
Rating: 4/5 Excellent