Style: Gluten Free
ABV: 5.0 IBU: 24
What the brewers say
“Gold Award at the World Beer Cup in 2012. The use of roasted chestnuts endows this beer with toasted nuts and caramel hints and gives it a unique aromatic personality.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Pleasant low dank hops with some toasty roast character and a touch of caramel; a pleasant biscuity aroma followed with a light molasses grainy sweetness. Nutty character. Slight green apple and mild sweetness.”
Flavor: “A medium level of hops bitterness, with a smidgen of mint-like hops flavor, balances the subtle caramel sweetness that has notes of toast, biscuits, toffee, and even a hint of light coffee. Medium-high carbonation; green-apple notes hide behind the roast. Just a hint of smoke—finishes a bit sweet but still balanced.”
Overall: “Comes across like an ESB. The burnt roast profile adds complexity to this beer. One of the best gluten-free beers I have tried. The ‘malt’ complexity is astounding, considering that there are no gluten-malts. The beer seems very well executed on a technical level.”
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