DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, with the blue label that says "Bardís The Original Sorghum Beer". Pours a clear gold with a fizzy white head that vanishes within minutes. I think I have yet to find a beer for celiacs that can hold a head. Anyway, low aroma of sweet grain, over-ripe apple, and iodine. Grainy palate that thankfully is less apple-tainted than other sorghum brews Iíve tried, again with a dry iodine note, and a welcome bitterness in the finish. I would group this with the very small number of beers I could actually drink if I were to develop celiac disease.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle marked 2/12/08. Pours with a fizzy white head that goes leeaving a clear penny colored body. No lacing. Aroma of cheap malt, cheese rinds and plums. Taste is sweet with coconut, nuts and granmanier (in a very poor marriage of the three). Very sweet with soggy malts at the finish. Fizzy and dry.
marcus (7554) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The label indicates Bardís Gold from Utica. Pours clear caramel with a bubbly off-white head and a light cereal aroma. There is a strange bubble gum flavor with a slightly bitter finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7467) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours copper with gold edges and loose thin white head lasting a good 40 seconds. The aroma has caramel, light dark fruitiness and a touch of graininess being run down by a wave of brown sugar. The taste begins bubbly sweet with brown sugar and light notes of grainy molasses and caramel. The carbonation gets a bit prickly staving off the overly sweet table sugar and brown sugar like notes. Behind the slick sweetness are mild notes of floral hops, earthy hops and plastic trashbag.
douglas88 (7248) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Golden color with a very weak head. The sorghum is so overpowering, and tatses too much like glue. Itís sweet and smooth. Not what I like in a beer, the sorghum is interesting, and the title is cool thatís about it.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet cane sugar and light fruity esters. Starts thin and sugary sweet with a hint of earthy bitterness toward a drier semi-sweet finish. An interesting brew, but nothing that Iíd really want to drink much of.
slowrunner77 (7099) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"meh. not a sorghum fan, but wheni saw this was flying bison beer, had to give it a fair shake. iíll stick to the gluten. Fake, sweetish smell and taste. Slightly refreshing, but with zero complexity or other interesting qualities."
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
11/4/10. 12oz bottle labeled "Bardís Original Sorghum Malt Beer." Clear, dark golden pour with a fizzy white head that is gone instantly. Sweet caramel aroma with medicinal properties and a faint booziness. Sweet and slightly spicy flavor with hints of diacetyl, green apples, and medicine. Meh.
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bought at Arlens Market.; Had as Bards Sorghum Beer .. . thanks for the sixer Rica, you guys can keep the other five .. . Little aroma of old wet bread and public bowling ball finger holes .. . terrible mouth, gritty and old, with a underlining sourness .. . i could choke this down if i had that bread disease but this was pretty bad .. . doesnít go well with chewy microwaved chex mix .. . and your sister is still a ghetto chickenhead!
Ernest (6728) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (cereal, caramel, wort), with light notes of DMS and plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Very raw and crude. Maybe a touch better then the state it was in at GABF 2004, but still...damn. Hard to stomach. One word: Redbridge.