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RATINGS: 308   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/).


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dasquared (6) - USA - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
Packaged as "Bards" I canít say it was terrible, but itís nothing worth writing home about either. I had not had a sorghum beer before, so I had low expectations whcih this actually beat. The aroma was pleasant and a bit fruity, with and odd tinge to it Iím assuming is sorghum. Very thin head. Flavor is much lighter than the aroma would indicate, not unpleasant but very unremarkable. As afar as the gluten-free beers go, proably the best Iíve had to date, and as a side note, one of only two truly "paleo" beers Iíve seen - the other gluten free beers usually contain other grain products - corn syrup, rice or corn extract, etc...

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Beerathon (1144) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Disgusting. Disgusting. Disgusting. Really. It was the worst beer I ever had, and this is not a hyperbole. Iíve had gluten-free beer before and it was at least palatable, this was not. I have a strict rule of never dumping a beer, but I almost did on this beer. The sorghum must have effed this beer up.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jrodooo5 (1000) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2012
It actually smells like a lager & looks like a beer. It pours light gold with a thin head. The taste is thin but has enough flavor to make it drinkable. A little watery upfront but finishes w/ what seems to be some bitterness. Better than expected.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DBob5150 (195) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottled as "Bardís". Poured a medium amber-yellow with thick "dirty" white head that had good lacing.Very grainy smelling. Taste was slightly sweet, but again very grainy with a little bit of aftertaste. Ok at best.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (579) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
12 oz bottle from The Beerhive in Pittsburgh with a label reading "Bardís Sorgum Malt Beer" and no indication of "Dragonís Gold" anywhere. The sorghum is either the best thing ever or unpleasant and disgusting --- I canít tell from just one tasting. Otherwise, things are a little weak overall with very little to be fond of in tasting impressions. Donít pass on one, but prepare yourself for a unique tasting experience.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle (labeled Bardís Gold). Sweet sugary aroma. Hazy amber with a minimal head. Spicy sorghum flavor with a dry finish. Medium body. I donít think I like sorghum in beer.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TheBeerGod (5229) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, fizzy white head. Aroma is grain-like with odd fruit notes, cereal and a sort of metallic note. Taste is sweet like cereal with light lemony or lime fruit flavor, faint tea notes, grain-like flavors, and seltzer water. Body is light-medium with a fizzy, prickly carbonation. Thereís almost a cheap champagne flavor during the finish along with cereal and a Sprite or 7-Up soda flavor. Not my cup of tea.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
355ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a very small white head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is light malts and hops. Taste is light malts and hops. Thin body and low carbonation. Nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bought under the "Sorghum Malt" label and was expecting more than I spud have under the "Sorghum Lager" label. Looks like apple juice. Almost no aroma. Fairly high carbonation with a mild flavor. Malty aftertaste. Sorghum not overwhelming. Hint of skunky hops.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MadIndian (2366) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
A gift from SJ. A little thin in the body. What I noticed was a blend of spice, malt, grain, apple an alcohol. It was ok. Could use more ingriedients or more of what it already had.


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