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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.

Note: contract brewed for Bardís Tale Beer (<A HREF=http://www.bardsbeer.com/ TARGET=blank>http://www.bardsbeer.com/).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Copper color with lots of bubbles and a small beige head. Sweet grainy aroma. Flavor of grain and some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2007
12oz Bottle] A deep amber color with a light head. This had a very unique flavor somewhat fruity in nature and seemed to have a slight lager feel. Easy to drink this is a going to be a chick brew in the long run.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4001) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottled as Bardís Gold from Bardís Tale Beer Co., Utica NY. Sky blue double B label. The RB listing was very difficult to find, but this must be it. Weak honey aroma. Dark gold color, clear, no head. Honey and light wood flavor. Woody lemon grass finish. Great for a gluten free brew. Itís comforting to know that if I ever develop an allergy to wheat or gluten, Iíll still be able to enjoy a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Bardís Tale Beer Company--Dragonís Gold Sorghum Beer--2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV--35 IBUís. (3.0 / 5.0) Pale Ale--Gluten Free--Thin head. Clear dull dark thin gold color. Mild Pils hop front. Smooth refreshing mild odd Sorghum Lager off butter caramel crisp body. Clean mild sweet tangy hop spice end. Odd but good. Sampled 2/4/2007.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syzzer (592) - Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2011
One of the best Gluten free beers Iíve had. It is sorghum and has better palate than typical rice beers with great malt tone. ABV 4.7, IBU 20.5, SRM 11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dasquared (6) - USA - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
Packaged as "Bards" I canít say it was terrible, but itís nothing worth writing home about either. I had not had a sorghum beer before, so I had low expectations whcih this actually beat. The aroma was pleasant and a bit fruity, with and odd tinge to it Iím assuming is sorghum. Very thin head. Flavor is much lighter than the aroma would indicate, not unpleasant but very unremarkable. As afar as the gluten-free beers go, proably the best Iíve had to date, and as a side note, one of only two truly "paleo" beers Iíve seen - the other gluten free beers usually contain other grain products - corn syrup, rice or corn extract, etc...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
So, apparently this is the first commercially available gluten free beer. Brewed with Sorghum. Very light appearance, no real head. Bubblegum and apple nose. Flavor is apple, bubblegum, grame, vaguely ígrainyí. Noble hops. I wouldnít buy this but Iím not the target audience. Its good.. and Iím sure that it will be a godsend to people who canít handle gluten.. Just not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Golden color, white head. Fruity aroma, some apple, mild hops. Flavor is lightly sweet initially with some spicy hops. Lighter to medium body. Not bad at all, I was kind of surprised, it was very decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2006
This "Golden Sorghum Lager" is currently listed as a "Traditional Ale". What gives?

This was a bit of a gusher to start and the head didnít quit when poured... holding forever in large, soapy bubbles over a light-hazed yellow/golden body. Happily carbonated. Bottom yeasts suggest that this was still fermenting. Yeasts are prominent in aroma, hinting at Hefeweizen with dry, smoky clove, but there is a vegetal quality to the aroma that should be banana. Additional lemon and Granny Smith apple. Flavor definitely holds a milky, lagered persona and is sour yet mild with smokiness and a fluffy/gassy feel. Spicy palate. IMO could pass for a Hefe albeit not a great one.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4226) - Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle marked bottled on 05/30/06. Small white fizzy head that mostly diminished, sparse lacing, visible carbonation, transparent, and a gold hue. Nose was malty, grainy, sweet and hoppy. Flavor was sweet, acidic, hoppy, syrupy, somewhat thick, and refreshing. Tingly mouthfeel. Light-medium body.

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