Widmer's Omission Project aims to cash in on the gluten-free bandwagon with a lager and a pale ale. Here's our panel's impression of the lager, which, at under 20ppm of gluten, won't slow you down or fill you up or agitate what might be celiac.
- Chris Onstad
- Understated, like Charlie Chaplin.
It is impossible not to notice that the beer lacks some of the body provided by gluten, but given the feat of making a gluten-free beer, it is an "omission" easily overlooked. The lager has a good, yeasty scent, a quiet, simple flavor profile, and a little grapefruit-like citrus at the end of it. If you're after a gluten-free beer that is session-style, this is a far superior alternative to the usual tallboy filler. It has the quiet echoes of a helles, but, understandably, without the fresh, bready sweetness. You would not be out of place drinking this in a Polo shirt, near a clean pool.
We'll be taste testing Omission's gluten-free pale ale later today... join us!