About Gluten Free Ale

About Gluten Free Ale
Brewed from non-gluten containing cereals such as rice, sorghum, buckwheat, and corn, these beers were originally brewed for the small, but growing portion of the population intolerant to gluten. Gluten-free ales commonly range between 5-7% in alcohol with further variations depending on interpretations of the style. Celiac disease affects roughly 1% of the US population, thus completely removing beer brewed from barley, rye, and wheat from their diet. This category is not defined by style, but instead by the portion of gluten found in the beer. Gluten-free lagers gained early popularity, so with an increased demand brewers began to brew gluten-free ales as well. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Planet Tread Lightly Ale, Green’s Gluten-Free Quest Tripel and Brunehaut Blond Gluten Free Ale.

Top Picks for Gluten Free Ale

Green’s Brewery Gluten-Free "Endeavor" Dubbel Ale
93 points
Clear bronze color. Sweet, toasty aromas and flavors of caramelized nuts, chocolate muffin, spiced fruits, and sassafras with a supple, fruity medium body and a tingling, crisp finish conveying accents of apple and peach butter on toast, chocolate cherries, nuts, and bark finish. A lively fruity gluten-free homage to a Belgian dubbel.
Green’s Brewery Gluten-Free "Quest" Tripel Ale
92 points
Hazy gold color. Fruity, sourish aromas and flavors of peach-pineapple vinaigrette, spicy fruit cake, vanilla caramel bonbon, and buttercream with a silky, vibrant, sweet-and-sour medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish displaying accents of caramel apple and praline finish. A rich, fruity gluten-free beer that captures the spirit of a Belgian tripel.
Green’s Brewery Gluten-Free "Discovery" Amber Ale
89 points
Cloudy bronze color. Fruity aromas and flavors of raisin chutney, spiced fruits, sautéed mushrooms, and cola with a supple, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-length finish that exhibits impressions of rye toast, honeyed greens, diet cherry bubblegum, and tea finish. A fruity gluten free beer with a Belgian twist.