ttoadee (550) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours the color of cream soda with a head that goes away as fast as a soda. Aroma is almost non existent, but there is a whisper of caramel sauce and raw bread dough. Something is trying to bitter than sweetness, but not much. Very thin brew. I am glad I tried it, but thank goodness I can drink barley and wheat.
cstuartj (928) - Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thin yellow color with a weak head. Malty Bready nose. Clean watery taste, no real finish. Not horrid.
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color with a medium thick and fizzy off-white head that burns off quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of grain and bready malt. Light-bodied. Better than other macro brews but nothing to write home about.
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from some Mexican joint on Fulton St w Erica, drank w my tacos. There is an artificially, industrially, skunky metallic sweetness to it that makes it almost undrinkable to me. However, not rating it as harshly as I could b/c I think it’s good that people make attempts to brew "beers" that glutards can (try to) enjoy. Long way to go, of course.
Chudwick (1789) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle - pours clear and light caramel with light head and no lacing. Aroma is what I can only assume is the sorghum. It’s like candy and quite distinct. taste is bitter. Unique. Metallic aftertaste.
probstblueribbon (2746) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 fl oz bottle from Bear World (Watertown), served almost cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear light amber with a fair, fleeting light tan head.
Aroma: Light, slightly peppery grain, hints of warm spices somehow, vaguely earthy and British, a little pome fruit, wee hints of caramel/toffee, weak but not bad.
Palate: Medium body, fairly aggressive carbonation.
Flav.: A bit tastier than the nose admits, light sweet, slightly fruity biscuit, hints of caramel and wee hints of spices, some old apple juice notes, not bad; dry with basically no bitterness and a slightly astringent, vaguely fruity finish with some minerals.
For a gluten-free beer from the “big guy”, this is quite drinkable.
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Crystal clear yellow-gold pour with a fizzy initial head that dissipates to a very thin ring. Kind of a nasty grain nose. Thin fizzy palate. Taste is metallic and grain. Not good at all.
BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Color was caramel amber. Just about ¾ inches of head. Light lacing on the top that dissipated very quickly. No film on the sides.
Smelled iron, cereal notes, grains and corn. It really wanted to be a red, but it lacked a lot to do it.
Couldn’t figure out the taste, but my sister-in-law described it as sorghum. It had a syrupy finish. Some berries were in there, too.
Medium body. Average carbonation. The syrupy feel really wore on me. Slick texture I’d say. Abrupt finish.
Not a bad beer, but I obviously wouldn’t seek it out at a bar.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a small, white head. Little aroma, just a hint of grain. Watery with mostly a sweet, grainy flavor. Possibly a hint of tart fruit in the finish.
DavidO (10) - Potomac, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2011
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Perhaps the worst beer I have ever sampled. My wife is on a gluten-free diet and this is now they only beer she can drink - a pity.
There is almost no aroma to this sorghum beer. It’s only non-negative attribute is its appearance, a clear amber to brown liquid with flat head. The taste is sour with an acrid after taste. Avoid unless you must be on a gluten-free diet.