Green's Double Dark Ale

DeProef Brouwerij

Belgium

The rating of 7 is fairly generous. It's a 7 for gluten-free beers, but I think I'd give it a 4 or 5 compared to other beers. Like many gluten-free products, the benchmark of taste is "it's not bad." It's a "dubbel," at 7% abv, so it has a nice malty alcoholic feel to it, but the body is kind of light. I believe that has a bit to do with the fact that there's not a shred of barley, wheat or other delicious gluten-filled grains in it. It's made instead with millet, sorghum, buckwheat, rice, hops, yeast and water. Like many beers that cater to sufferers of allergies, it has complete allergen info, mentioning that it's gluten-free, peanut-free, egg-free, etc. Still, while the alcohol content is decent, the body is thin and unappealing. But if I was a celiac sufferer, this would be a God-send.

Reviewed: August 06, 2014

Rating: 7/10

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