krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2007
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
pours a light golden with a thin white head. aroma is faint and hard to place. taste is sweetish almost like honey. maybe the high sugar of sorghum. has a touch of hops on the end with plenty of carbonation. some strange earthy/ vegetal notes in there. glad i donít live gluten free
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From Bottle. Poured golden. Very fizzy, bubbly white head, that dissipated very fast. Aroma of grain, and corn, and semi-sweet. Flavor was like a sweet bread, spiciness in the end with lingering aftertaste like butterscotch. Light bodied. Over the top carbonation. Texture was light and watery.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Different is how I would explain this one. The sorghum doesnít give that different of a actual taste but somehow the aftertaste was somewhat unpleasant to me. If your into this kind of beer it is good I suppose. Otherwise pretty bland.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - OCT 23, 2007
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Smells spicy. Pours a crystal clear amber with no head. This is the second sorghum beer iíve tasted and its the last. The taste is awful. Reminds me of a dirty sock or something.
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.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a very light and crisp lager. very pale clear yellow hue. highly carbonated, fizzy. small white head that doesnít last. little aroma of corn. taste begins of faint corn fructose. but then the aftertaste is sour and fruity like apples. it also dries out your mouth. while it goes down light and refreshing on the palate, the dryness is unpleasant. I rated this beer higher than I would if it were based on my personal like/dislike of the beer. This is the only beer that individuals with Celiac ( a wheat allergy) can drink. It is impressive what the brewer was able to create, a very average-good and very drinkable beer which such limited ingredients.b
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Reading the commericial description, what kind of brewer would intentionally try to appeal to those who prefer Coors, Miller, etc? I guess they succeeded, because I find this just as rancid/repulsing/awful as the macros.
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2008
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pours a nice bronze color with very little white head. Smell is sour. Flavor is very sour and tastes like it has gone bad. REALLY BAD. Maybe I got a bad bottle. It says it was bottled in February though... weird. Yuk.
12 oz. bottle.
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 My first sorghum beer. The bottle says it was brewed on 7/25/06.. So this is what theyíre drinking in China...the poor saps. Sorghum certainly ainít barley and the difference is in the beer. Still I could understand a cult following for the sharp taste of sorghum. Not me though.
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light golden with a large frothy white head. The head rapidly diminished. Taste is slightly coffee bitter with a nice balance of caramel, roasted malt and sorghum. I thought the label was tacky so I was surprised what a great beer this is. Yes, I know, Don’t rate a beer by its cover.