hopscotch (9954) - 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. Iím 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 donít get the "Ale" listing either, itís labeled a lager. In any event, this beer, compared with wheat based beers doesnít 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 itís worth another try.
The bottom line is that if you are gluten-intolerant you probably havenít 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 (1964) - 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 didnít 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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ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2005
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Canít believe this was rated so high. Clear golden body with almost no head. Aroma is different than any other beer Iíve had - like sawdust or glue. Flavor is the same, and too much carbonation for me wonít help. This was my first beer of the night and I hated every drop. They compare it to BMC, and my rating does that too.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold Coloring with White Head and Dirt Spackled on Top. The Aroma and Taste Have Some Interesting Qualities...Like Tea and Spices, Herbs. Nice Malt Background with Not a Hops Backlash as Much as Pepper Perhaps. Very Drinkable if Looking for Something a Bit out of the Norm. Enough Interest Here to Perhaps Lure You into Finishing That 6-pack.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 17, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thea aroma is slightly hoppy. Dragons Gold pours a light golden with a large frothy white head. The head rapidly diminsihes. Taste is slightly bitter with a tea like sweetness to the finish.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
well at least they come by it honestly by saying that they made it to taste like a macro. maybe why i could take it or leave it. a good pool beer.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a monsterous dirty white head that laces pretty well and makes it almost impossible to pour. Aroma is of light hops. A bit of grass, some citrus and some floral notes. Flavor is lemony, hoppy, and some notes of light malt behind. In no way does this compare to budweiser. It is actually a pretty nice summertime micro. I think this was a little better than I expected it to be. Quite light on the palate and easy to drink.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Impressive, so this was made for people who like swill. Ya, it kinda reminded me of pizza ports amigo lager. Its like bud only it doesnt suck as much.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"The worldís first craft brewed sorghum malt beer." Hooray for that!
Seriously, my heart goes out to the gluten-intolerants and their needs.
Pours a crisp, golden color, with no head at all.
Aroma is largely vacant, with faint apple/pear hints, some honey, a light, delicate fruit factor. Not bad, just different.
Glides onto the palate with ease, and rides out just as handily. Leaves little impression of flavor. Citrusy, smooth and clean.
Itís hard to knock this brew, for it does what it does, is what it is, doesnít try to be anything else, and performs an important function.
Light in body, with a crisp, dry mouthfeel. Faint finish, but, redeemably excellent drinkability. Lacks some in character, but, see last sentence of previous paragraph. Itís beer, you drink it, and you wonít get sick and die, if youíre one of them folks.
So, hooray for that!