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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 Bard’s Tale Beer (<A HREF=http://www.bardsbeer.com/ TARGET=blank>http://www.bardsbeer.com/).


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1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - APR 24, 2011
12 oz bottle..was interested to try a sorghum based beeer.. pours what looks like a cream soda color and pop-like head. nose it light watery molasses, sugary. tastes like experimental pop..with hop bittering..thin body.. makes for a bad soda, and worse beer..


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
vadie (664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Jaune pale, mais plus opaque que les lagers. L’arôme et le goût resemble de soda gingembre. Léger et presque pas d’amertume. Inoffensif, mais pas vraiment une bière, selon moi.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
steelhead3686 (238) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. You can tell this is a specialty beer as it has a special aroma of cheese and almost musty or moldy. Light to medium sweet. Light body with a somewhat sticky (but mostly) thin texture and a slight sweet finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KingofCastle (205) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
A GF beer that doesn’t suck. But that’s not saying much. Way too much carbonation here & no head to speak of, bad signs. It has a certain musky, flat taste. Drink this extremely cold: if it sits out too much and starts to warm, look out! If you are thirsty, and it’s really hot, and you must have a GF beer, this will work. A heavier hit of hops might have balanced out some of the cloying sweetness underneath this brew.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheRatKing (112) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
I had mistaken this for something entirely different. Oh well, let us try it anyway. Pours gold with a fizzy and very brief head reminiscent of soda pop. Not promising. Smells like beer, a bit of a hops note to it, which raises my hopes. Taste is... not bad. A bit overly sweet, a bit of hops presence, but it is quickly overpowered. I think if it was hit with a huge amount of hops, it would excel, but as it stands, it’s just another lager, really.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DrinkinWell (259) - - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a clear dull gold. No head or lacing. Aromas are barely distinguishable. Has a lager-like mouthfeel with little to no taste besides sour malts. If all you can drink is gluten free beer, this will suffice. But it’s really quite bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1687) - Nunavut, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
Drank out of a bottle in a random airport somewhere around the world. I really had no problem with the beer, it had a decent nutty flavour with a good mouthfeel. This is one of those beers that could really fall off a cliff in terms of quality but in fact is quite decent and drinkable by any measure.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
ibaconi (4) - Richmond, USA - APR 16, 2014 does not count
Had no idea what to expect. I was looking for a gluten-free beer for my retail shop. So far, any gluten free product I’ve sampled (all in the world of breads) rates somewhere between poor and awful, so I was quite surprised by this beer. It’s certainly nothing to write home about, but it’s decent. Slightly better than some of the popular comercial beers... Budweiser springs to mind. Has the appearance of sparkling apple juice, including the lack of head. The flavor is fairly flat, but certainly not offensive. There is a vegetal quality to it, but this is not unpleasant, just unusual. This beer certainly doesn’t leave me craving another, but then neither do most of the popular commercial beers. Could use a bit more hop.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2014
Foamy, carbonated, golden pour. Big head that goes fast. Aroma is grain, and somewhat malt like. Flavor is light, mildly grainy, thin. Even in a world of mediocre GF beers, this one is unimpressive.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ansermadide (1518) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
This actually looks like a lager. It looks very light bodied, tons of carbonation in this sucker, with a light gold color and a very airy, bubbly off-white head. It looks very clear and has a nice color, thanks, I’m sure, to the sorghum. The aroma is of a lager, lightly sweet with maybe a hint of sorghum – not much else. The flavor is a little musky. It has an almost muted palate. There’s not much to it, other than, well – it’s like a lager with a little sorghum flavor. The flavor isn’t bad. It’s just very subdued. It has a very thin, weak palate, but with some sorghum in the finish. My wife says it’s soapy and thin, with not much flavor. She also says it has a pretty color, alot of effervescence, and it was hard to taste because of its bubbly nature.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
terrybail (591) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
12 oz bottle good for the gluten free crowd but that is about it not very good


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