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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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This Golden Sorghum Lager will appeal to beer drinkers who prefer the lighter taste of lagers produced by the major brewers, such as Anheuser-Busch, Coors, Miller, and Heineken. This ale has a light crisp taste to meet the thirst quenching requirements of the lager style while still having enough body to interest the ale drinker during the spring and summer seasons. This beer has low bitterness and a subtle but pleasant hop aroma that will gently caress the senses.

Note: contract brewed for Bardís Tale Beer (<A HREF=http://www.bardsbeer.com/ TARGET=blank>http://www.bardsbeer.com/).


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
ibaconi (4) - Richmond, USA - APR 16, 2014 does not count
Had no idea what to expect. I was looking for a gluten-free beer for my retail shop. So far, any gluten free product Iíve sampled (all in the world of breads) rates somewhere between poor and awful, so I was quite surprised by this beer. Itís certainly nothing to write home about, but itís decent. Slightly better than some of the popular comercial beers... Budweiser springs to mind. Has the appearance of sparkling apple juice, including the lack of head. The flavor is fairly flat, but certainly not offensive. There is a vegetal quality to it, but this is not unpleasant, just unusual. This beer certainly doesnít leave me craving another, but then neither do most of the popular commercial beers. Could use a bit more hop.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
michaelinwa (557) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2014
Foamy, carbonated, golden pour. Big head that goes fast. Aroma is grain, and somewhat malt like. Flavor is light, mildly grainy, thin. Even in a world of mediocre GF beers, this one is unimpressive.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ansermadide (1451) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
This actually looks like a lager. It looks very light bodied, tons of carbonation in this sucker, with a light gold color and a very airy, bubbly off-white head. It looks very clear and has a nice color, thanks, Iím sure, to the sorghum. The aroma is of a lager, lightly sweet with maybe a hint of sorghum Ė not much else. The flavor is a little musky. It has an almost muted palate. Thereís not much to it, other than, well Ė itís like a lager with a little sorghum flavor. The flavor isnít bad. Itís just very subdued. It has a very thin, weak palate, but with some sorghum in the finish. My wife says itís soapy and thin, with not much flavor. She also says it has a pretty color, alot of effervescence, and it was hard to taste because of its bubbly nature.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
terrybail (506) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
12 oz bottle good for the gluten free crowd but that is about it not very good

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerInHeaven (114) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2014
pours clear rich gold with a small quickly fading white head. no distinct aroma, just a faint bread. Tastes crisp with a little sweetness. slightly sweet finish. no real hop presence.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle labeled "Bardís Gold" with the slogan "Discuss it over a Bardís." It looks like most of the raters think there is not much to discuss. This is a sorghum brew from upstate New York (not California). Dense, reddish-brown pour. A slightly funky aroma of yeast and tangy, floral hops. It is fairly thin, but flavorful enough - citrusy sourness dominates, along with a little allspice, coriander, and sorghum. Pretty good.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Poured golden yellow with a thin white head that disappeared immediately. Fruity aromas, sweet flavors with some bitterness. Not sure who thought this was a good idea. Ugh...

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
AbbeyRoade (257) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bleh! Like a horrible champagne mixed with grape juice. Just poor quality and very very dry.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2013
pours a clear golden color with a small white head that dissipates quickly. the aroma is husky and the taste is where this beer goes south fast. maybe its because i have never had a gluten free beer so i guess i could be biased but this beer is not good. the taste is syrupy. i would not recommend.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BOSSbrewer (1310) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours a crisp clear golden yellow. No head at all. Aroma of freshly mowed grass. Comes close to malt flavor but a bit cidery. Not much flavor at all. Very thin mouthfeel. Finishes clean and slightly bitter. This is the best of the gluten free beers I've had.


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