I bought this beer at Ingles supermarket as part of a mix and match six pack of bottles. I poured it into a pint glass.
This beer is made from sorghum, and targeted to a niche audience who are either trying to have a gluten-free diet or people who have Celiac disease, and so can’t have wheat protein at all.
I was very skeptical about this beer. How can you even make a beer without grain!? The pour was not very impressive. The head is thin and disappears quickly into a thin lace. You can smell some malts in the aroma but not much else. It smells a lot like Budweiser.
The carbonation and body are pretty average. The mouthfeel is just as thin with a little bit of a syrupy finish that isn’t overwhelming. The beer has a tart flavor with hints of sweetness from the sorghum–often an ingredient in sweetener and syrup.
What I got out of this was that AB made a gluten free Bud. It’s very similar. If I had to go gluten free, I’d be very glad to have this beer. But since I don’t have to, I’ll stick with beers that in my opinion is better. Cheers to AB for being bold and making a beer for people who can’t have gluten!
Written by: Jason F.
Originally part of the Grand Strand beer scene, Jason moved to the Great Smokey Mountains a while back. Look for great homebrew stories & Quick Tastes from our Tennessee corespondent.
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We couldn't agree more!
My wife has celiac's and this is typically the go to beer in any outing we are at. Most places don't carry anything other than this. Cheers to going out on a limb and trying this one.