Daura is one of, it not the, first gluten free beer to deglutenize.
To deglutenize beer, it is first produced as a normal beer and then the gluten is stripped through a proprietary process. Daura has won a Gold Medal at the World Beer Championships, a Gold Medal at the International Beer Challenge and the World’s Best Gluten-free Lager Award at the World Beer Awards in 2011. Estrella has been producing beer for over 130 years, founded in Barcelona Spain in 1876 and currently on their 11 generation of Master Brewers.
Today is all about Estrella Damm Daura gluten free Lager beer. The beer has a light beer nose. The beer pours with a tall, white head that fills the glass at first and dissipates completely leaving a slight lacing on the glass. The beer is a light golden color with slight carbonation. Being a dark beer drinker this has a very mild, light beer flavor. It is a very light bodied gluten free beer with a definite light beer flavor. If you are a light beer drinker then this could very well be the beer for you. For many folks all over the world it is an excellent, award winning beer.
This is a good gluten free lager light beer and do well to pair with any summer time bar-b-que. This is a gluten free beer that I would definitely recommend to folks that prefer a light beer when they have a cold one.
For more information about Estrella Damm, this is a flyer that was produced for the US debut.
**One thing to keep in mind is this is, according to the brewer this is a less than 3 ppm beer; for most folks this will be just fine. For those of you that are more sensitive, like my wife, you will want to proceed with caution.**
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the US has ruled that no alcohol that is produced with gluten containing grains can be labeled as Gluten Free. Estrella and others like them have removed the words Gluten Free from their labels as they should and they can not advertise in any way that they are gluten free but instead they are gluten removed. I would not recommend this or any other deglutenized beer to a Celiac just to be on the safe side. There are too many options that are purely Gluten Free if you are Celiac. If you are one of the very many folks that are choosing to eat a gluten free diet for health, this is an excellent beer for you.