Omission Gluten Free Beer Review

Omission Beer

To date I have sampled two of Omissions Low Gluten Beer offerings, the Pale Ale and the LagerOmission makes a very nice low gluten (free) beer but if you are Celiac, sample before drinking just to make sure that this de-glutenized beer is okay for your system!


Here is what I found in my beer review of the Low Gluten (Free) Pale Ale Beer by Omission.

The beer poured with a large off white persistent head and minimal lacing.  There was not a lot of noise to the beer but for me that doesn’t always mean anything.  The beer was a clear red golden color with minimal carbonation in the glass and a bit hazy.  It has a test of slight oatmeal and maple flavor.  This gluten free beer is definitely my favorite of the two offerings that I have sampled from Omission.

In this video I took this beer to a home brewers club meeting.  None of these people are gluten free so it is interesting to see what their opinion is of this low gluten (free) beer.


Here is what I found in sampling the Low Gluten (Free) Lager by Omission.

The beer poured with a white head that dissipated fairly quickly and slight lacing.  There was a definite yeasty nose to the beer.  The beer was a clear golden color with minimal carbonation in the glass and a bit hazy.  This beer has a very light mouth feel and light taste. It has a slight after taste of hops as a beer should.  This gluten free beer definitely tastes like beer and for me is a very drinkable beer and another good offering from Omission.

Omission had a vision to brew a great craft beer that happens to be gluten free.  By current ATF guidelines, Omission cannot be labeled as gluten free because it is brewed with malted barley and de-glutenized with a proprietary process.  With the new FDA gluten free guidelines, Omission now has a chance of being able to be labeled gluten free once again.

At the Gluten Free Beer Association we love to hear your opinions, let us know in the comments below what you think about Omissions fine beers!

Cheers!  Thank you to Omission and Widmer Brothers for broadening our options in the Gluten Free Low Gluten Beer market!



{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

cathy davis September 25, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Yes we just went to a resturant in our area called the Tilted Kilt. They had the Omission’s Gluten Free beer (Blue Label). We ordered one. I have Celiacs so I just took a small drink of it. I did not care for the taste of it. Another family member ended up drinking most of it. There was to much of an after taste. Yes how you describe it in the above article holds true. I do get a Crispin beer once in awhile when I go out, which I enjoy.

Joey September 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Thank you for your comment Cathy. Beer, although it is not thought of this way, IS like a fine wine which to me is what makes it fun. Everyone has a different palate and prefers a different taste so keeping gluten free beers in a craft beer, small brewing batch fashion is much better in my opinion. You get to try different beers and find what you like. If you don’t like this one, you may like one of their other choices or somebody elses. Unless you just don’t like the taste of beer at all, we can all find something that we enjoy. Keep trying and share your finding with us. Last I knew, Crispin had around 9 different options so to say you like Crispin is pretty broad in and of itself, though I like most of them which are also reviewed here. 🙂

Larry September 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm

The new Omission IPA is very good. I hope they will consider licensing their process so others can produce a similar product. Or even better I can brew my own!

Joey September 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm


I am up for all gluten free beers on the market and am REALLY glad when someone can find a beer they can enjoy. As a business owner, it would make absolutely no sense for Widmer Brothers to release their process. They are in business to make and sell a quality beer and they appear to be doing just that. My suggestion, keep being a good customer and they will keep producing a quality product. 🙂

Cheers Mate and thanks for you comment!

Liz Blevins October 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I’m hoping there are other Type 1 diabetics out there as excited to try this as I am! 🙂

Zach November 22, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I am not celiacs but recently discovered I am sensitive to gluten. I’ve tried a few different beers and brewed a few too. Haven’t tried this one yet but it looks promising, especially with the oatmeal flavor!

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