Strykzone (7180) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Plenty of hops in the aroma here. They really jump out. Flavor is a mix of corn, honey and grapefruit and there is a slight bitter aftertaste. There is slight carbonation visible in the glass but it seems to create bubbles in the mouth.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with lots of bubbles and a small beige head. Sweet grainy aroma. Flavor of grain and some bitterness.
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden-orange with a thin head. Aroma is sweet, bits of coffee and chocolate over a floral aroma, a slight skunk. Flavor is sharp at first, then becomes very honey-ish with bits of lemon and a thin aftetaste. As a lover of honey, this hits the spot. A good hot weather beer.
Tmoney99 (14192) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured golden color with an average frothy head that diminished quickly and left fair lacing. Medium sweet grainy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet syrupy flavor with a bitter sweet finish of short duration.
hopscotch (10990) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear, light golden lager with a small, creamy, white head. Fairly rich, interesting aroma... grainy and malty with notes of caramel and hay. Malty, but clean, flavor with light notes of caramel and unsalted butter. Just a whisper of molasses. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. Much better than most (within the style) brewed with barley malt. Iím anxious to see what other styles they are able to brew with sorgham malt.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I donít get the "Ale" listing either, itís labeled a lager. In any event, this beer, compared with wheat based beers doesnít fare very well. THe color and carbonation is spot on, the aromas are odd combining a slighty grassy hop with an odd malt fruitiness. This beer is not pasteurized, this is important b/c I have had good bottles and bad depending on the storage conditions, so if it tastes that disgusting, maybe itís worth another try.
The bottom line is that if you are gluten-intolerant you probably havenít had a beer is some number of years. If that be the case, rejoice. While this is not the beer of choice, esp. for the price, for those of us lucky enough to enjoy wheat products, those who have had to obstain and watch the rest of the beer world run around them this beer is a blessing.
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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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ABUSEDGOAT (2693) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2005
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Canít believe this was rated so high. Clear golden body with almost no head. Aroma is different than any other beer Iíve had - like sawdust or glue. Flavor is the same, and too much carbonation for me wonít help. This was my first beer of the night and I hated every drop. They compare it to BMC, and my rating does that too.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold Coloring with White Head and Dirt Spackled on Top. The Aroma and Taste Have Some Interesting Qualities...Like Tea and Spices, Herbs. Nice Malt Background with Not a Hops Backlash as Much as Pepper Perhaps. Very Drinkable if Looking for Something a Bit out of the Norm. Enough Interest Here to Perhaps Lure You into Finishing That 6-pack.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 17, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thea aroma is slightly hoppy. Dragons Gold pours a light golden with a large frothy white head. The head rapidly diminsihes. Taste is slightly bitter with a tea like sweetness to the finish.