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I've tried several of the gluten free beers but they all seem to taste like Sam Adams or Killian Red. I was never fond of either of those, and would love to find a gluten free beer that taste more along the lines of Dos Equs, Corona or Amstel. If I can't find something suitable I might have to start making my own. ;)


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I've tried several of the gluten free beers but they all seem to taste like Sam Adams or Killian Red. I was never fond of either of those, and would love to find a gluten free beer that taste more along the lines of Dos Equs, Corona or Amstel. If I can't find something suitable I might have to start making my own. ;)

I like New Grist and red bridge


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When you taste Red Bridge it is like Sam Adams-kinda that skunky taste. I'll have to try the other one that was mentioned here.

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New Grist- Mixed with dark amber woodchuck cider, it is really good on a hot, summer day. This has a lot of potential, but since I like a stronger beer this is a bit light for me unless I am really hot and thisty and the amber is in there! That's personal taste though, my neighbor loves this.

Redbridge- guess all that rice brewing finally paid off for Budwiser. It tastes like a bud, I think. I have not had a bud since I was 17 and found Belgium beer, so this is going off of memories from a looong time ago. Very light, regular head. I would give it the same rating I would give a budwiser.

Now, who has done it right is GREENS.

I LOVE the dubble and tripple. The Ale is also incredible. I feel like I can finally have a beer again. The owner and Brewmaster is also a celiac. It comes in pint bottles with a nice 6-9% abv. (some are lower, like the lager, if you are planning on driving) It is sorghum based and soy intolerants CAN drink this ! Huzzah!

Go here for the website. I get mine at Whole Foods. There is a link to help you find it in your area. PLEASE try this beer! It is wonderful!

http://www.glutenfreebeers.co.uk/

Ok, now I get to add:

Bard's Tale- Thumbs up to Bard's Tale! This one might interest you as well. Brewers also celiacs. This is good stuff as well. It IS a lager through and through. I can't wait to take this camping and hiking with us in the fall. It is going to be PERFECT on a crisp night. Heck, even a cool spring evening after cleaning out the gardens it will be just right! it is a lager done right. Good brew made in the hawaiin alps.... (gotta buy the brew to understand that, lol!) here is the website:

http://www.bardsbeer.com/

Ok, it is TOLERATION and it is Wonderful! Light, hoppy, citrus flavor, amber color, low cascade and then minimal head. 4.4% ABV, expensive-ish in the US, but worth every penny. This is now my new official summer beer! I LOVE it! It is a bit sweet, but I can deal with it. This is going to be a great beer with a salad and roasted veggies off the grill or chipotle hummus and veggies. (I'm big into pairing specific beers with food, can you tell?). I would rate this beer (in the celiac world) right up there with Unibroue's Emphemere, and that is saying a lot (but their abv is 5.5% lol!). This is a multilevel taste beer and I highly reccomend it to anyone who is ready to move past the budwiser tasting redbridge and is ready for a more flavorful brew without the "full monty" of the taste of Greens. A nice beer, and I am as happy as I have ever been since I drank my last fruit beer (apricot wheat, my summer beer choice). This is not for people who do not like sweet or hops, but for those missing "gluten beer", this is the one for the summer! (when you taste this you are going to get a sweet, that needs to be cut with some food at some point, then followed by the bitterness of the hops). Rate beer only gave it a D+, but I think it is being rated a bit harshly for those expecting the tones that wheat and barley allow for. Sorghum brewing is an art, (trust me, I'm trying!) and I feel the brewers have done well.

http://www.bunitedint.com/portfolios/produ...le/overview.php

Come to think of it, I am not sure about any of the ones you prefer taste like since I have never tasted dos equis or Amstel, as I am a bit of a "beer snob" lol! I think I had a taste of Corona in Cozumel a long time ago and I preferred tequilla over that, lol! So, maybe Redbridge may fit the bill for you, but do try the Greens. It is never too late to expand your taste "experience"! The ABV alone is worth a try, lol!

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I did not like New Grist AT ALL! But I do like darker beers of which Red Bridge fits the bill. But I think I'll try this Green's beer.


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For those who prefer a more lager-like beer, I recommend "Dragon's Gold" from Bard's Tale Beers.

Personally, I love New Grist, and think Redbridge isn't half bad. However, I like ales/pale ales, etc. Lagers are not my thing, so I don't care for Bard's Tale.

There is Ramapo Valley Honey Beer, but I personally hated it. Bought a case, and couldn't finish the first one (and I had a week on vacation to drink it!).

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Redbridge- guess all that rice brewing finally paid off for Budwiser. It tastes like a bud, I think. I have not had a bud since I was 17

No idea how old you are but methinks you haven't had an american lager in a VERY long time!! :) Redbridge is quite different from those. (And better of course)

I considered myself quite the beer connoiseur before celiac hit. ALWAYS tried any beer I hadn't previously sampled.

Anyone remember Swiss Lowenbrau? Bottle said Zurich and it was in no way affiliated w/ U.S. Lowenbrau.

At the right temp, ~34F, nothing was more refreshing.

Or how about Feldschlossen-Hopfenperle?? :huh:

I generally favored ambers, british ales (this part may be due to a fav local pub) and some porters. Mmmmmmmmmmm :D

Now, who has done it right is GREENS.

OMG YES!!!!!!

I was comPLETEly amazed and filled w/ glee even at 1st taste!!!!!

Astonished that gluten-free beer could be this great.

I don't think my WhFds has these yet but I sure hope they get 'em.

16.9oz for $5.50 is a bit much :o but it's SO VERY amazingly good!!


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Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

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I'm not abeer drinker per say but Of the ones now available I like red bridge the best. I use beer for fish & onion ring batter mostly!!!

There is a new one in Canada called NUBRU.....

I tried the NUBRU, I am sorry to say I thought it was awful.

Reading others detailed knowledge of different brews I realize how little I appreciate beer but I do enjoy a bottle of Messenger every now and then. :)


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Just wanted to chime in again that I've tried a bunch of the Green's gluten-free beers, and they're all quite good. I love a good dark beer, and Green's offers lots of options.

Unfortunately, they are very, very expensive. Like $3 for a 20 oz bottle where I am. Since I can get Redbridge for $7.50/six pack, I will generally go for the Redbridge.

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This is great info!!! Before Celiac I would try just about any beer you put in front of me!! I only knew about redbridge and thought that would be the only beer I could have for the rest of my life! This post has just really made my day!


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