Arayaga2 (2199) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Well, I’ve never had sorghum beer before, but this stuff smells and tastes exactly as bad as I expected it would. Yet another reason I am glad I don’t have celiac. Grassy, and sweetly putrid, and surprisingly expensve at $2.50/12oz PhillyBeer2112 (2861) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2006
I finally get to try a sorghum beer. I appreciate that this beer was low hopped so I could focus on the grain character. Its pretty different - sweet and caramelly with notes of molasses and maple syrup. A bit on the thin side, and overall plain and sweet enough to just deter me from wanting to drink it. If I couldn’t have glutens, I wouldn’t be real happy about having to drink this as a go-to beer. I’d ask them to just dump in a bunch of hops to mask the rest. Copper color, and a bit lifeless in the glass. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2006
12 oz. bottle - Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Has a sour, grassy, grainy aroma. Flavor is much better than the aroma. Has sweet caramel malt flavor. A dry, medium body beer. Worth a try. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Pours pale gold w/ a shallow spritzy froth. Aroma of bitter malt and a hint of butterfinger. Light nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are zesty, clean, crisp, and refreshing. I detect on the slightest detail a smokey, spicey, fruit quality w/ a sliver of tartness. Tastes lke beer. I like it. Like a good pilsener. Finish has a moderate bitterness. MrAndo (39) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2006
I have tryed one other sorghum beer, besides this one. And this one blew the other away. It was slightly darker than expected with a light caramel color. The taste reminded me of a wheat beer, but with a differant sort of grassyness to it. Nice and cloudy with a good amount of flavor in every sip, truly something different in the beer world.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 Gold, with a good sized but lose fizzy head. The aroma is a bit off. Smells fairly grainy, almost like smoked corn (?) The flavor is sweet and the body is medium. Weird flavor, likely the sorghum. While it’s not so off that I’d pour it out. But, it somehow doesn’t taste like a beer.
Well, I lied. After a few more sips, I had to pour it out. What ever that flavor was, it becomes overbearing. hotstuff (5173) - Fort Wayne, 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. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
This lager pours a yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is grain and cereal, a touch sour/lactic but not in a bad way. A medium to light bodied Pale Lager. Malts are grainy and cereal. Hops are mild and kind of spicy. Flat carbonation. Very Budwesier like yet it has a slight sour/lactic flavor to it. I am assuming that is from the sorgum than a brewing fault. It doesn’t have the crisp rice flavor that Bud has so that one point in its favor. But its still a fairly generic tasting Pale Lager. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertate is slightly bitter.
TaktikMTL (7809) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de levure et de fleur. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblon avec une touche d’agrumes. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Apparence: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #641) JPDIPSO (6236) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Light golden liquid with a thin lid of white bubbles. Hints of herbal honey tea. Some berries and cream also in the nose. Interesting light honey and fruit flavors. But then again it does have some sweet lager characteristics, that while not that appealing, Actually quite a bit better then the few other sorghum brews that I have tried.