I was approached by McClelland Premium Imports to sample their Mongozo Pilsner gluten free beer. I agreed to sample it but I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting too much. Then it occurred to me, how do I honestly review the beer and not offend McClelland and Mongozo if it's not good? I’m pleased to report that that this beer is good. That’s right, good. A pilsner isn’t high on my list of go-to beers, nor is anything with gluten-free in the label, but this one they nailed.
The head quickly dissipated upon pouring and has a straw/yellow colour. The beer is crisp, has a clean finish and is lightly carbonated. This classic German pilsner is slightly sweet and has a light spice aroma.
To all you gluten free by choice or by sore tummies should try this beer. It's sad when gluten stops people from drinking beer and it's great to see some new, flavourfrul beers hit the market. This beer has a lot of flavour and is an enjoyable 5% beer - you really should seek it out. To boot, it’s fair trade and organic. Bonus points for the earth, baby.