Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wold Top's Against The Grain

I'll be honest; Gluten Free beers usually leave me cold. Thin, insipid affairs that just don't satisfy me - despite trying most that I find. To me, it's an oddity - it's a style of beer I regard with curiosity. My notion was that one day I'd find one that I like, and that in itself would be a discovery worth hailing.

Well, it finally happened. I picked up a bottle of Wold Top's Against The Grain (4.5%abv) and chilled it down to cope with the mini-heatwave we are enjoying. And cope it did: super-pale, with an all-important cereal bite in the body that most Gluten-free beers lack (in my opinion). On top of that, a wonderful nose of lemon and lime, and a good amount of carbonation making it a real thirst-quencher. I'd happily drink this again, and that's the highest praise I can give a Gluten Free beer.

If anyone else wants to recommend a gluten free beer you think I may like, don't hesitate to let me know.


rich (them apples) said...

I've disdainfully skirted around this particular bottle a couple of times...gluten-free beer, for goodness sake.

Might be worth a pop, next time, though.

Leigh said...

I know, I know....!

Melissa Cole said...

I was looking at these bottles very guiltily last night in the knowledge that I had finally got my shit together and bought home the brews they sent me to the Borough office - after them sitting there for more than a few weeks - thinking I should try them.

However, the sheer amount of drugs I'd pumped into my system after cricket to alleviate the pain of a pulled quad prevented me doing so and, now, I feel guilty all over again!

You have made me really want to try them though, so that's a good start!

Leigh said...

Melissa - in that case, consider it mission accomplished. Let me know what you think!

Leigh said...

Snippet - yeah, give them a try.I picked this up from Asda, as it happens.