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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2   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/).


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Bland yeast aroma. Golden body with no head. Bitter grain swill beer flavor. Overly bitter on the palate. YUCK!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Crystal clear pale yellow color with smallish pure white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is very white-grape/wine like in quality, fruity notes of apricot/peach, touch of honey. Flavor also is very grape juice like, fair amount of honey, with a relatively sweet finish. Interesting, not a particularly good beer, but always interesting to taste an unusual beer ingredient.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (2860) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2006
The label on this beer is more interesting than the contents.After opening the bottle and pouring this into my pilsner, I stared at the label and felt like I should be with Frodo Baggins enjoying a pint. The sweet smell of apples (?) suprised me. I took a sip and noticed heavy carbonation and again, apples. I have never tried a Sorghum lager so I am assuming this is why I canít place this taste. This is a nice change of pace, but Iíll leave this one to the hobbits.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2006
(12oz bottle, bottled 5/30/06) Clear apple juice body topped by small but frothy off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, herbal tea, peach. Taste is medium sweet, bread, lime, some nectarine. Light body. Not saying that itís particularly good, but itís much better than New Grist, another sorghum beer, which I tried immediately before this one.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2006
This beer is a clear gold color with a thin and fizzy ivory colored head that burns out almost immediately. Very little lacing to be found. Aroma of grain and malt. Light-bodied with a sweet flavor which mainly comes from the sorghum. There is some malt and sour fruit as well. The finish is syrupy sweet with honey and sorghum. Didnít enjoy this one too much.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 2006 bottle drunk on 10/5/06
Fizzy, eggshell colored head shows poor to medium retention, while the utterly clear body is full of large, aggressive bubbles. A warm butter colored bodied also has slight copper and pale gold tints. Little/no lacing.
Slightly sourish nose is full of what smells like corn, though I suppose itís the sorghum. Unusual flavors of vanilla wafers, plant stalks and light hay emanate from the liquid as well, nothing very attractive or particularly cohernt, however. Nor is the aroma exactly leaping from the glass.
Chewy sorghum grains are mostly dry, with a breadiness and light sourdough hints towards the finish. Corn meal, grits and/or pretzels all come to mind, while bits of dry hay are still notable, paralleling the aroma. I guess those are the hops.....Very fizzy, heavily aerated texture with just too much butter/corn/plant. I just had a sorghum beer and it was nothing like this, so you canít blame the grain. No alcohol apparent, seemingly poor extraction and filtering wreak havoc here. To the drain with you.....

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 18, 2006
This bottled brew from a bottle shop marked bollted on 9:43 BT001 05/30/06 poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent typically carbonated orange colored body and a fair lacing. The funky aroma was dirty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The strange off flavor contained notes of mild spice. A horrible one that I would not buy again. Just too weird for my tatstes!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours a pee yellow with no head at all. Aroma is strange:condensed milk, raspberry, but not as creamy smelling as that sounds. Flavor similarly weird. Just sorta sweet. Lots of berries, blue and black in particular. Finishes with that pretty predictably apple skin bitterness, and a whole lot of the flavor (hands around for a while). Mouth feel not too bad, like skim milk. Not sure how to react to this beer. Defiantly not what I was expecting. Worth having once, but I personally donít think I would get it again. Unique.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2009 Pours golden with a fully receding beige head. Aroma of sweet grain, cider, toffee, and molasses. Taste is lightly sweet and ever so slightly bitter, with a buttered bread finish. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation and a lingering finish. This beer fared a bit better on a rerate, but itís still not an easy drinker. Original: 6/2/4/2/7 2009.07.26: 6/3/5/2/8

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Pours a brilliantly clear, full gold color and is topped by a frothy, large bubbled, initially half-finger thick, quickly disappearing, pale off-white colored head. The aroma has a certain beery quality to it, but is also mixed with a sweet spiciness akin to something like cinnamon or something I am not quite sure what. Definitely has an exotic grain character to it; something I would describe as an earthy grain aroma.

The taste is quite light, this must have a very low final gravity, at least it tastes like it. Almost to the point of being thin. The thinness is not helped by a unbalanced sweetness that is just asking for more hop bitterness. There is some bitterness here, it just is not sufficient to balance the sweet grainy quality. Lightly spicy & herbal hop notes are also here, more than in a macro lager perhaps, but not by much. This does a pretty good job of mimicing a malt & adjunct lager, it perhaps has a touch of earthy grain character, which might be out of place, but it is even less that what is in the aroma. I understand the market they are going for here & I applaud the purpose of this beer, but I really wish this had been something like a stout (which would be easy to do by the way). This tastes amazingly bland and crappy just like your favorite macro lager, an interesting concept and hopefully it foretells of interesting things to come.

Purchased: <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Tucson, AZ


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