Review: Glutenberg Red | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Glutenberg Red
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Glutenberg Red

Style: Gluten Free

ABV: 5 IBU: 24

86
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 16
Mouthfeel: 4

Glutenberg Red

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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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