presario (4441) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Gold with light white head. Malty sugary scent (sugar cane?). Thin at first. Long bitter finish and aftertaste. Malty beer-like. A certain golden ale quality. Hint of toffee. One of the better Soughum products I have tasted.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2006
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
12 oz bottle from City Market in Burlington VT (December 2006) consumed from a Coors Banquet glass just out of the fridge. One of the modern wonders of the world is how we can re-make traditional products so that, having one or two crucial ingredients missing, we hardly notice the difference! Sugar-free sodas, fat-free mayonnaise, maple "flavored" syrup with no maple in it....these are miracles of modern science! So it is with bold anticipation that I take the plunge into the technological triumpth that is Bardís Tale: it pours a thick, oily gold with just a touch of head....the nose is sickly, sickly sweet, I guess it bears a *faint* resemblance to a beer, maybe even a cream ale, but mostly it smells like caramel candy and cream soda.....the body is quite sweet also, but the thick carbonation and almost immediate hammerblow of metallic saltiness makes this taste in the end like a cheap soda gone wrong....undrinkable beyond three sips. So much for science.
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled as íBardísí, still a sorghum beer. Ok, this one also contract brewed, though is distributed through Norwalk and brewed and bottled in Utica. Grainy, lightly malty nose with some apparent artificial sweetener. Dark golden body, still clear, with a sudsy off-beige head. Crisp smack, medium body, malty with some grass and dull-around-the-edges citrus. Some caramel in with the oxidized cardboard and the sweet after. Itís not terrible, sort of a skunked pale lager.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow pour with watery white head. Aroma is corn and light malt. A floral flavor not so much as hops but a candiness. Light bodied and fizzy. Just not very pleasing to me
badgerben (4334) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color with no head. Very odd aroma that struck me as bubble gum mixed with freshly cut grass. Pretty appealing. Dry hops taste with a clear wooden finish. Different, but pretty good.
dwyerpg (4267) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer actually looks good-surprising for a sorghum beer. Nice orange color. Beer goes down as easily as an macro, if not easier and is perhaps the best gluten-free beer Iíve ever had.
ChainGangGuy (4235) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2008
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-gold body crowned with a small ring of white bubbles.
Smell: Candyish aroma accompanied by the stink of sorghum. Of all the sorghum beers Iíve punished myself with, this oneís aroma has been the least offensive.
Taste: A sugary, candyish sweetness canít quite mask that noxious, repellent sorghum taste. Iím tapping out, I cannot finish this.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation.
Drinkability: Ugh, I just canít do the sorghum.
Strykzone (4221) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Plenty of hops in the aroma here. They really jump out. Flavor is a mix of corn, honey and grapefruit and there is a slight bitter aftertaste. There is slight carbonation visible in the glass but it seems to create bubbles in the mouth.
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Gold color. Very light hop and chemical aroma. Flavor is sweet fermented grains. Really not much body at all.
nick76 (4128) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma isnít that much different than an adjunct laden macro lager. It is malty and herbal with some alcohol. The appearance is golden with a foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter soapy finish. The palate is almost smooth. Overall not bad if you canít have gluten but not a great beer overall.