TaktikMTL (5552) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de levure et de fleur. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblon avec une touche d’agrumes. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Apparence: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #641)
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden liquid with a thin lid of white bubbles. Hints of herbal honey tea. Some berries and cream also in the nose. Interesting light honey and fruit flavors. But then again it does have some sweet lager characteristics, that while not that appealing, Actually quite a bit better then the few other sorghum brews that I have tried.
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz, Bottled on 07/25/06. Hooray, fresh! Pours a pale amber with a miniscule off-white head that dissipates to nothing--reminds me of the water Marty got in Back to the Future III. Aroma is quite sugary sweet, with an aroma I can only assume is sorghum (I’ve never had it). Smells kind of like a melting sugary candy on a hot day. Very light anise in the background--also a bit grainy. Tastes the same with a tiny bit of paper addition. No hops to speak of except for a small amount of bitterness midway through. Thin bodied, light carbonation. This got a couple points for being a little different from anything I’ve had thus far. OK beer to try once, but I don’t think I’ll make a habit of getting this.
Strykzone (4496) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Plenty of hops in the aroma here. They really jump out. Flavor is a mix of corn, honey and grapefruit and there is a slight bitter aftertaste. There is slight carbonation visible in the glass but it seems to create bubbles in the mouth.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with lots of bubbles and a small beige head. Sweet grainy aroma. Flavor of grain and some bitterness.
sethdude (688) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden-orange with a thin head. Aroma is sweet, bits of coffee and chocolate over a floral aroma, a slight skunk. Flavor is sharp at first, then becomes very honey-ish with bits of lemon and a thin aftetaste. As a lover of honey, this hits the spot. A good hot weather beer.
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured golden color with an average frothy head that diminished quickly and left fair lacing. Medium sweet grainy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet syrupy flavor with a bitter sweet finish of short duration.
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear, light golden lager with a small, creamy, white head. Fairly rich, interesting aroma... grainy and malty with notes of caramel and hay. Malty, but clean, flavor with light notes of caramel and unsalted butter. Just a whisper of molasses. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. Much better than most (within the style) brewed with barley malt. I’m anxious to see what other styles they are able to brew with sorgham malt.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don’t get the "Ale" listing either, it’s labeled a lager. In any event, this beer, compared with wheat based beers doesn’t fare very well. THe color and carbonation is spot on, the aromas are odd combining a slighty grassy hop with an odd malt fruitiness. This beer is not pasteurized, this is important b/c I have had good bottles and bad depending on the storage conditions, so if it tastes that disgusting, maybe it’s worth another try.
The bottom line is that if you are gluten-intolerant you probably haven’t had a beer is some number of years. If that be the case, rejoice. While this is not the beer of choice, esp. for the price, for those of us lucky enough to enjoy wheat products, those who have had to obstain and watch the rest of the beer world run around them this beer is a blessing.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This "Golden Sorghum Lager" is currently listed as a "Traditional Ale". What gives?
This was a bit of a gusher to start and the head didn’t quit when poured... holding forever in large, soapy bubbles over a light-hazed yellow/golden body. Happily carbonated. Bottom yeasts suggest that this was still fermenting. Yeasts are prominent in aroma, hinting at Hefeweizen with dry, smoky clove, but there is a vegetal quality to the aroma that should be banana. Additional lemon and Granny Smith apple. Flavor definitely holds a milky, lagered persona and is sour yet mild with smokiness and a fluffy/gassy feel. Spicy palate. IMO could pass for a Hefe albeit not a great one.
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