GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2011
I was really looking forward to trying this beer (I had the Bard’s listed as the original sarghum malt beer), but was disappointed once I had. This must be what beer squeezed from the dirty bar rag after St. Patrick’s Day or Mardi Gras tastes like. Someone described the aroma as that of wet bread, which could not be more accurate. mcmisko (358) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2012
If you must have a gluten free "beer", then maybe it’s not so bad. Otherwise this is very metalic and artificial tasting. It is sweet, like splenda, and the finish is like very hard tap water. Not recommended to real beer drinkers. 17Beer (354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Sour scents of grain and leather. Pours gold with off white head some lacing. Tastes are crisp with growing sourness over time. Short finish light carbonation. Interesting if you want something different. krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2007
pours a light golden with a thin white head. aroma is faint and hard to place. taste is sweetish almost like honey. maybe the high sugar of sorghum. has a touch of hops on the end with plenty of carbonation. some strange earthy/ vegetal notes in there. glad i don’t live gluten free SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
From Bottle. Poured golden. Very fizzy, bubbly white head, that dissipated very fast. Aroma of grain, and corn, and semi-sweet. Flavor was like a sweet bread, spiciness in the end with lingering aftertaste like butterscotch. Light bodied. Over the top carbonation. Texture was light and watery.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Different is how I would explain this one. The sorghum doesn’t give that different of a actual taste but somehow the aftertaste was somewhat unpleasant to me. If your into this kind of beer it is good I suppose. Otherwise pretty bland. mrant (330) - New York, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Smells spicy. Pours a crystal clear amber with no head. This is the second sorghum beer i’ve tasted and its the last. The taste is awful. Reminds me of a dirty sock or something. Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 3, 2006
I don’t get the "Ale" listing either, it’s labeled a lager. In any event, this beer, compared with wheat based beers doesn’t 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 it’s worth another try.
The bottom line is that if you are gluten-intolerant you probably haven’t 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. Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2005
a very light and crisp lager. very pale clear yellow hue. highly carbonated, fizzy. small white head that doesn’t last. little aroma of corn. taste begins of faint corn fructose. but then the aftertaste is sour and fruity like apples. it also dries out your mouth. while it goes down light and refreshing on the palate, the dryness is unpleasant. I rated this beer higher than I would if it were based on my personal like/dislike of the beer. This is the only beer that individuals with Celiac ( a wheat allergy) can drink. It is impressive what the brewer was able to create, a very average-good and very drinkable beer which such limited ingredients.b burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Reading the commericial description, what kind of brewer would intentionally try to appeal to those who prefer Coors, Miller, etc? I guess they succeeded, because I find this just as rancid/repulsing/awful as the macros.