beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a deep amber with a fading off-white head. The sorghum gives a gentle spiciness. It hinted off nutmeg to me. This was a bit skunky. I actually liked the New Grist better.
BeerInHeaven (223) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours clear rich gold with a small quickly fading white head. no distinct aroma, just a faint bread. Tastes crisp with a little sweetness. slightly sweet finish. no real hop presence.
KingofCastle (206) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A GF beer that doesnít suck. But thatís 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 itís 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.
DBob5150 (206) - 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.
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottled, poured clear brown (watered down cola) with NO head, aroma of something mildly sweet...not too sure what it is, huge carbonation in the mouth with flavor of....nothing. Tastes like sparkling water with a single hop leaf, not terrible, just nothing there. I feel bad rating this on ratebeer.com because it’s so far from a beer.
colts9016 (198) - Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour amber hue thin white line for a head.
Nose caramel malty honey molasses sorghum and wheat.
Taste carbonation thin malty hints of caramel with sorghum lacing through.
Finish nill to slightly acidic.
Overall not a very good beer.
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Iíve been very interested in sorghum in beer and was thus intrigued by this brew. Pours a clean gold with light white head that quickly fades to nada. The nose is different: sweet grain and cream soda. A watery body of similar taste comes and goes leaving little to remember her by: crisp, oddly sweet and slightly tart grain with a straight cream soda finish. I feel sorry for the gluten intolerant because this is no barley beer.
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2007
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Consumed 8 months after production. Very clear amber with hints of ruby. Good appearance is where the ígoodnessí ends for this brew. Aroma is of sugary malts (this is a sourghum based concoction). No head and there was large bubbles lazily making their way to the top, so I figured the conditioning would not have much bite, but I was wrong. The carbonation had quite a bit of sting. mouthfeel was light to medium and left a slick palate. The tongue curling sweetness was followed by a tinny/metallic taste. Donít think Iíll try this again...I bought a single 12 oz bottle from Binnyís and Iím glad I never got the sixer...
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a pee yellow with no head at all. Aroma is strange:condensed milk, raspberry, but not as creamy smelling as that sounds. Flavor similarly weird. Just sorta sweet. Lots of berries, blue and black in particular. Finishes with that pretty predictably apple skin bitterness, and a whole lot of the flavor (hands around for a while). Mouth feel not too bad, like skim milk. Not sure how to react to this beer. Defiantly not what I was expecting. Worth having once, but I personally donít think I would get it again. Unique.
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a yellow-amber with a non-existant head. Aroma is bizarre...smells a lot like cheap, boxed wine. And surprise! It tatstes a lot like someone spiked a typical American style light lager with cheap boxed wine. What a bizarre brew. Not what I was expecting from sorghum, though in retrospect, I wouldnít know what to expect. This tatses far less like beer than say, some of the rice-driven Hitachino brews. Well, Iím certainly glad the celiacs in the world have a "beer" to drink. Canít help but think it could be done better though.