Cider Connoisseur Green's Dry-Hopped Lager Score Card
Appearance - 9
Flavor - 8.5
Smell - 9.5
Mouthfeel - 9
Crafted & Bottled by:
Crafted & Bottled by:DeProef Brewery, Imported by Merchant du Vin
Good to know:Gluten free, brewed with West Coast USA hops
Predominant flavors:Light malt and hoppy
I picked up a Green’s Enterprise Dry Hopped Lager during a recent hard cider and gluten free beer shopping spree at my local BevMo. While I was looking at all of the possibilities at my fingertips a BevMo associate came to hang out and help me through my lengthy decision making process. He pointed out Green’s Gluten Free Lager as one of his go-to beers in general – not jut because it was gluten free. He didn’t need to twist my arm but I took the bait – and I’m glad I did!
They only had a handful of Green’s Enterprise Dry-Hopped Lager available. By the looks of the empty shelf space where more were supposed to be I knew I was in for a good experience.
This is the first of the Green’s line up I’ve tried, out of the following:
- Green’s Enterprise Dry Hopped Lager (reviewed on this post)
- Green’s India Pale Ale
- Green’s Discovery Amber Ale
- Green’s Endeavour Dubbel Ale
- Green’s Quest Tripel Ale
While I’m also a big fan of Omission’s Pale Ale, Green’s Gluten Free Lager has an advantage – it is actually fully gluten free. There are several different breweries out there, like Omission, that developed a “gluten removal” process. While this makes them “gluten free friendly”, it doesn’t ensure that they are 100% gluten free. That’s why if you’ve been diagnosed with Celiac you should thread carefully with those “gluten removed” brews. Green’s Enterprise Dry Hopped Lager really is 100% gluten free, and should be Celiac-friendly as well.
Ingredients: water, millet, buckwheat, rice, sorghum, hops, yeast.
Green’s successfully satisfied a demand in the US gluten free market for a lighter gluten free beer with their Dry-Hopped Lager. So much so that the Enterprise Dry Hopped Lager has recently been awarded several accolades, including Gold Medals (Gluten Free Beer category) at the World Beer Cup ® 2014 and Calgary Brewfest 2014, Silver Medal at the 2014 US Open (Gluten Free Beer category) and first prize (Naturally Gluten Free Beer category) at the 2013 FreeFrom Food Awards.
Before I even took the first sip I sensed the aroma – a mix of floral citrus and hops – reminiscent of a solid hoppy ale I used to drink from my non-gluten free days. It has a clean, dry malt flavor with a light hoppy mouthfeel that eases you into the next sip. Green’s Enterprise Dry Hopped Lager is surprisingly refreshing for a hopped ale.
Grab a bottle and share it with your friends then come back here and let me know what you though about it! 🙂