Today I am sampling the Gluten Free Brunehaut Blond Ale. It is the newest import gluten free beer available in the US market and hails from Belgium. Brunehaut Blond won a silver medal in the 2011 US Open Beer Championships, which is impressive! Those of you in Europe have been lucky enough to have these beers available to you for some time.
The beer has a yeasty aroma and quite frankly just smells like a good beer. The beer pours with a rich off white silky thick head that fills the glass at first and then dissipates to a 1/2 to 1″ thick persistent head. The beer is a cloudy golden beer with lots of carbonation. It has a slight caramel flavor with some fruit and spice. It is a medium bodied beer and a slightly sweet after taste.
This is a very good blond beer and excellent to pair with pizza or seafood. It’s a great option if you prefer a gluten free beer that will not over power your meal. I’m not sure if most people would realize Brunehaut Blond Ale is gluten free. This is definitely a gluten free beer I would drink again.
**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.**