IrishBoy (4181) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 30, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle from Shigadeyo! First sorghum beer Iíve had and gluten-free so I wanted to try it! nose of very light sweet grain; lighthly hazy gold with a very small white head; flavor was different than any beer Iíve had, sweet different maltiness with a tart turn at the end, and a tiny hop finish, but not much. Different and it sure doesnít taste like a pale lager!
Burrobuns (83) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Wow, this was bad. Poured light yellow with no real head. Smelled like piss. Tasted like rotting grass. Couldnt finish a bottle.
Dorwart (2581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin fizzy head. Reduces quickly. Soda bubble carbonation. Bright golden orange in color. Vanilla, ginger and sweet malys inthe aroma. A touch of honey also. Very appealing aroma. Thin watery flavor. Light malts and a bit of sournes. Minimal vanilla. Little bit of grains and some honey. Finish is clean and slightly dry. Nothing special.
shrubber85 (11268) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Bottle. Sour corn syrup (sorghum) malt aroma. Golden yellow with minimal head. Strong sorghum and grassy malt flavor - for those who donít know what sorghum tastes like, itís like bitter molasses. Iím not sure if the moderate bitterness of this beer is due to the sorghum or hops or both. This is a real love/hate beer. I happen to like the sorghum flavor in this beer, but it will probably turn many people off.
DrnkMcDermott (3075) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Iím being kind, since this is the only choice for some people who couldnít have any beer otherwise. Smell is oddly grainy. Not malty, of course. Light amber color, fizzes briefly, then no head. Taste starts out sweet, a little too highly carbonated. Dries out as I go further. Some snatches of fruit and Malto Goya. Even a bit chewy like grass seed. My first sorghum beer, so I donít have much to compare it to.
jcwattsrugger (12395) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle-pours a foamy white head and gold color. Aroma is funky vegetal, some malt. Taste is medium malt-some sweetness, vegetal, apple cider, faint hops. OK carbonation.
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured with a nice amber color but with little to no head. Some carbonation. Flavor was suspect. Aftertaste was that of paper?? Maybe it is in my head. I read on the label it is made from sorghum so it could be in my head.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The 12 ounce bottle poured crystal clear medium amber colored beverage with a small fizzy head that was fully diminishing and left no lacing on the glass. The aroma was somewhat, no, fully odd. It smelled like old coffee grounds and stale beer spilled on the barroom floor. The body was medium-light with rather flat carbonation and an oily texture. The flavor started off lightly sweet with a nice full grain flavor but soon took on an odd cough syrup taste at the back of the palate. I threw the rest out.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle. Smells like a nice loaf of fresh baked bread. Great aroma, but not for a beer. No carbonation at all. Tasted mildly hopped with a hint of coffee. Not great at all, but my fiancee canít deal with wheat,, so this is just the thing to share with her.
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a yellow-amber with a non-existant head. Aroma is bizarre...smells a lot like cheap, boxed wine. And surprise! It tatstes a lot like someone spiked a typical American style light lager with cheap boxed wine. What a bizarre brew. Not what I was expecting from sorghum, though in retrospect, I wouldnít know what to expect. This tatses far less like beer than say, some of the rice-driven Hitachino brews. Well, Iím certainly glad the celiacs in the world have a "beer" to drink. Canít help but think it could be done better though.