In layman’s terms, Clarex® is an enzyme that modifies proteins (like gluten in malted barley) resulting in a beer that is suitable for coeliacs. If you want some more technical info on Brewers Clarex® click here.

The resulting beer is hazy, dank and tropically fruity with a restrained bitterness and great drinkability. We really don’t think you would guess this was a gluten-free beer, but as ever would love to hear what you think.

Fantasma is available in 500ml cans from The Beer Shop from Friday 01 December 2017.

Tasting notes below.

Fantasma 6.5% IPA (Gluten- Free)

A dank and juicy IPA using Golden Promise, wheat and Cara Munich malts in the mash for a sweetly smooth body. For the hops we judiciously bittered with Magnum in the kettle followed by Citra T90 in both the whirlpool and in dry-hopping. The aroma/flavour is fruit-filled, dank and resinous, with plenty of tropical mango giving a moreish drinkability. Fermented with our house American ale yeast (WLP001) for a refreshingly clean finish, this IPA is also our first gluten-free beer using Brewers Clarex®.

ABV: 6.5%
Gravity: 1059
Malt: Golden Promise, Wheat, Cara Munich
Hops: Magnum, Citra T90
Yeast: WLP001