Style: Gluten Free
ABV: 4.7 IBU: 20
Bard's Tale Beer Company Bard's Gold
What the brewers say
“Gluten-free American lager made with sorghum. Taste: Rich and refreshing. Body: Medium. Bitterness: Low (20.5 IBUs). Aroma: Floral. Color: Amber (SRM 11).”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Candy aromas dominate, rem- iniscent of Sweet Tarts and Smarties. Very low spicy hops with an intriguing spice aroma. Cooked honey and a white-grape-like sweetness with a little sharpness.”
Flavor: “Mostly grain sweetness up front, almost candy-like, followed by a medium level of hops bitterness with a dry, sharp, highly carbonated, mostly balanced finish. Very subtle earthy spiced hops note. Nice tartness. The beer has a dry wine character with some fruity sweetness.”
Overall: “This beer provides some sweet flavors with a dry finish. There’s a bit of candy-like sweetness, perhaps from the gluten-free malts. Wine-like and high in carbonation, this beer could use more hops aromatics to make it more beer-like; tastes like a lightly hopped rice beer.”
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