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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tbsween (1) - USA - APR 7, 2008 does not count
I base my rating on the usability of this product which should be focused towards the millions of celiacs whose opinions are the ones that really matter here. I have personally asked many who love this product, especially compared to Redbridge. As a lager compared to other regular gluten-included lagers, I found it remarkably drinkable and savory.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2007 I have no idea why this beer has eight words in its name. The "interview" with the beerís creator on the side of the six pack was idiotic and gave me the impression that this was not a serious craft brew because it only said one thing about the beer (itís sorghum, not barley!) and instead yammered on about how the guy lived in Hawaii and thought the dragon name was cool and funny. OK. Now to the beer. I really enjoyed the brewís noticeably different flavor. These guys hit the nail on the head in brewing a beer that is to my taste. Light hop aroma, very little hop flavor. Lightly sweet lager but with enough body youíd think it could be an ale. Most of all, the substitution of sorghum for barley is nothing short of shocking. Iíve never, ever seen a US brewer use sorghum (someone correct me if Iím wrong). That stuff gives a slightly wheaty flavor thatís noticeably sweet and light with some straw flavors. Utterly delicious, and lightly carbonated, too. If those are traits you like in a beer, then Bardís Tale Beer is for you. Note to Brewer: a name modification (Dragonís Lair Lager?) and a blurb on the sixpack that indicates the seriousnees with which you apparently DID take this beer will probably help sales. Best of luck to you! Itís magnificent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawkeye720 (3) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS - APR 17, 2008 does not count
This beer is very cleen and smooth with a hint of carmel. one of the smoothiest lagers Iíve tasted thus far. Would be very enjoyable on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (5170) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Pours a clear bubbly dark honey golden, almost coppery. Aroma is crisp, malty and a little fruity - you would hardly know this is a sorghum beer. Crisp flavor is mainly malty and lagerish, with a hint of hops and a firm apple cider tone. Sharp, fizzy, lively texture makes this a delight to drink. Canít have gluten? You can still have good beer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcc212 (2) - denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
Drink very cold. This has a wonderful crisp taste and mouth feel. Nice and light. Great for a thirst quencher. I am normally a heavy stout or porter drinker and I loved this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Thanks <a href = "http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID= Had this one bottled in North Aurora, Illinois. For my first sorghum brew, I was very impressed. Nice, dark yellow pour with a minimal head. Molassas and mild fruitiness, maybe some strawberries and rye bread. Pretty good, and very drinkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GrandMasterSexay (26) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2007
I didnít know what to expect out of a sorghum beer, but i loved the video game the name is based off of so i had to try it. It tastes a little like coffee or molasses, but goes down VERY smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Hey, this is pretty good. Has a bit of a coffee aftertaste, though I wouldnít recommend you drink this in the morning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1797) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bardís The Original Sorghum Beer has a medium, white head and a clear, gold-amber appearance, with a good amount of streaming bubbles and essentially no lacing. The aroma is of syrupy-sweet grain, and the flavor is of that, as well as grass, a slight bitterness, and a subtle, underlying health-food store taste. Mouthfeel is light watery, and Bardís The Original Sorghum Beer finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and drinkable. No unusual off flavors, here. I found it to be surprisingly good. RJT

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