dasquared (6) - USA - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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...
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
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.
jrodooo5 (1341) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
DBob5150 (214) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
MarkSachon (808) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
queenholly (3593) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
TheBeerGod (5687) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.