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RATINGS: 306   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/).


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KingofCastle (205) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
A GF beer that doesnít suck. But thatís not saying much. Way too much carbonation here & no head to speak of, bad signs. It has a certain musky, flat taste. Drink this extremely cold: if it sits out too much and starts to warm, look out! If you are thirsty, and itís really hot, and you must have a GF beer, this will work. A heavier hit of hops might have balanced out some of the cloying sweetness underneath this brew.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheRatKing (105) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
I had mistaken this for something entirely different. Oh well, let us try it anyway. Pours gold with a fizzy and very brief head reminiscent of soda pop. Not promising. Smells like beer, a bit of a hops note to it, which raises my hopes. Taste is... not bad. A bit overly sweet, a bit of hops presence, but it is quickly overpowered. I think if it was hit with a huge amount of hops, it would excel, but as it stands, itís just another lager, really.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DrinkinWell (243) - - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a clear dull gold. No head or lacing. Aromas are barely distinguishable. Has a lager-like mouthfeel with little to no taste besides sour malts. If all you can drink is gluten free beer, this will suffice. But itís really quite bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
Drank out of a bottle in a random airport somewhere around the world. I really had no problem with the beer, it had a decent nutty flavour with a good mouthfeel. This is one of those beers that could really fall off a cliff in terms of quality but in fact is quite decent and drinkable by any measure.

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 (583) - 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 (1513) - 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 (570) - 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 (134) - 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 (1994) - 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.


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