Gluten Free Beer Review – Brunehaut – Gold Medal Winner Amber Ale

Gold Medal Winner Brunehaut Amber Ale


Gold Medal Winner

Brunehaut Amber Ale

Brunehaut is one of two (read about their blond ale here) new gluten free beers available as an import in the US market coming from Belgium.

Brunehaut Amber won a gold medal at the 2011 US Open Beer Championships. Gluten free beer is a relatively new venture for Brunehaut and is made with the same tradition of their former brews.
Today is all about Brunehaut gluten free Amber Ale. The beer has a strong yeasty aroma with a slight citrus hint. The beer pours with a tall, off white head that fills the glass at first and dissipates to a thin head. The beer is a cloudy reddish amber beer with lots of carbonation. It has a slight caramel flavor with some citrus, spice and slight woody flavor. It is a medium bodied gluten free beer with a very slightly sweet after taste.

This is a good gluten free amber beer and excellent to pair with a hamburger, hotdog or bar-b-que. A definite thumbs up for just about any meal needing a great gluten free beer. This is a gluten free beer that I would certainly drink again.

To read more about Brunehaut, old brewery with a new twist. Check out their Facebook page and the Brunehaut web site.

For more information about Brunehaut in your area, contact C2 Imports. Also, here’s more info about this beer from C2 imports.

**One thing to keep in mind is this is, according to the importer this is a 5 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.**

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Ed McGrath February 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Brunehaut is now for sale I’n California!

Gary May 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

what about CT or MA?

Ed McGrath July 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm

How do you get to live in Ca. and drink free beer?

Joey July 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Tell us how you do that Ed. Can you tell Gary when he can expect to see Brunehaut in CT or MA or where to find it if you are already there?

Jeri July 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm

This beer is sooooo good — what store carries it in AZ? I found it out Yard House but need it in my fridge. Tastes so much like New Castle — REAL BEER (not Redbridge :( ) for Celiac Girl!

Jeremy July 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I just picked up a 4 pack in Massachusetts at Julio’s Liquors in Westborough. This is hands-down my fav new GF beer. Looking forward to trying the Brunehaut Blonde next.

Joey July 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Thankfully Jeri, there is a Gluten Free Beer for almost everyone. With the increase in the field for gluten free beer options, it won’t be long before it isn’t almost, there really will be a GF beer for everyone. :-)

Joey July 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Hey Jeremy,

You’ll have to let us know what you think of the Blonde when you try it. :-)

Mark August 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

Brunehaut’s two gluten-free labels just won Gold and Silver medals in the US Open Beer Championships (for the second straight) year.

Joey August 1, 2012 at 10:36 am

Congratulations Brunehaut!

Laura November 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

I just had one at The Yardhouse in Coral Gables,FL. It was the best GF beer I have tried so far!

Carl on the mobile December 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Any one have any luck buying this in the Philly area?

Joey December 17, 2012 at 9:25 am

Hey Carl,

Thanks for the question. We did a little digging for you and here is what we found. You are apparently close to the Springfield, PA area so check these places out:

    Retailers


Springfield Beverage
608 Baltimore Pike

Zen Beer and Soda
823 W Sproul Rd

Springfield Suds and Soda
1033 E Woodland Ave

    Tavern’s/Restaurants


Bogarts
773 W Sproul Rd

Charlie Brown’s Steak House
1001 Baltimore Pike

Duke’s Tavern
144 Saxer Ave

Lamb Tavern
865 W Springfield Rd

Nick’s Old Original Roast Beef
10 E Woodland Ave

Hope that helps!

Mark December 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Had Brunehaut at local UNOs in Columbia, MD – Very good.

Nancee February 4, 2013 at 10:35 am

Does anyone know where I can find Brunehaut Amber Belgian beer near the District of Columbia–including Maryland and Northern Virginia?

Amanda April 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I found Brunehaut Amber at Fifth Avenue Liquors in Framingham, MA (they have a good selection of GF beers there). Having tried them all at this point, this beer is the best by far. Love it!

Tanya April 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Do you know where I can find this beer in St. louis, Mo

Joey April 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Hi Tanya,

I have been in contact with both Brunehaut and their distributor closest to you. Unfortunately, at this time they don’t have distribution in St. Louis but they are working on it. They should be available in your area later this year. For now, the closest place to buy is in Peoria, IL about 3 hours away from you.

Kay April 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Is there anywhere in Kansas or Colorado that carries Brunehaut GF?

Joey April 11, 2013 at 11:18 pm

In Colorado you can find it for sure in Denver, Loveland, Colorado Springs and Gypsum and I am sure other places. In Kansas it isn’t available yet. Does that help or do you need more specifics?

Paul April 15, 2013 at 11:09 am

Just found this at our local Whole Foods, and I’m blown away! I was a bit of a beer snob before discovering my gluten allergy, and this one (along with Green’s) is the best I’ve tried so far!

Scott August 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Found it at a party store in Rochester, Mi.

phil September 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Just purchased the amber along with many other gluten free beers at Total Wine here in Thousand Oaks CA. Tried the Blonde at a restaurant yesterday and really liked it, so decided to look for it in stores and found the amber! One of the best gluten free beers I have tried. The Omission brand is my other favorite.

nick November 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

I’ll drink GF beer for life, having the intolerance. I’m hoping that a inexpensive optiion will pop up; I’m tired of paying ten bucks for a six, when my friends are getting 30 packs for twenty something. I usually get red bridge, I didn’t mind Bards, and I did not like Omission.

Noah Chutz November 15, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Great tasting but NOT GLUTEN FREE- for anyone with celiacs I would stay away. Within 30 minutes I had a terrible reaction. And it was sold as GF.

Mike December 7, 2013 at 11:18 am

Scott – Where in Rochester, MI did you find this beer? Any other retailers in SE Michigan? Clubhouse BFD in Rochester/Troy serves it and it’s great!

vincenzo March 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm

salve,vorrei essere contattato per piacere per informazioni inerente alle birre gluten free.attendo contatto via mail, grazie

vincenzo March 19, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Dove le posso comprare a napoli’

Joey March 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Vincenzo,

I do not speak Italian but you can get information for distribution in Italy here: http://www.italdietic.it/

Chow!

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