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Bard's Gold - Bard's Tale Beer Company, LLC

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BA SCORE
59
awful

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 35.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bard's Tale Beer Company, LLC visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 01-28-2009)
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tbryan5

Louisiana

1/5  rDev -57.4%

03-23-2013 21:51:21 | More by tbryan5
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MoyaHoya

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -57.4%

06-23-2014 18:32:43 | More by MoyaHoya
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

1/5  rDev -57.4%

02-18-2013 21:39:23 | More by Michaeldmanley
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -57.4%

05-10-2013 14:50:42 | More by twenty5
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sendbeer

Georgia

1/5  rDev -57.4%

10-22-2012 21:08:13 | More by sendbeer
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Garrett092112

Illinois

1/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The only reason I gave this a 1 is because they dont allow you to put a negative score in. Quite possibly the worst thing i have ever drank. I would prefer a warm pint of bottom shelf gin then this atrocity. I dont even know how you can call this beer. I read through all these reviews and could not fathom a beer actually tasting that bad. Well I was most defintiely wrong. The taste is still lingering 10 minutes later.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 18:49:35 | More by Garrett092112
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rickyleepotts

Arizona

1/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

There is a lot of talk about gluten-free products. From the food we eat to the beer we drink, gluten-free is a popular topic of discussion. The beer we are drinking today would fit nicely in that conversation. The beer is gluten-free. Apparently there are 10,000 different types of sorghum out there… and no one knows which one is best to brew with. But let’s see what this little guy smells and tastes like.

What is that nose? I like it… a lot. I want to say fruit, but I am not sure. It smells wet too, and I fear, based on how this poured into the glass, is going to be a little carbonated as well.

But it’s not. It’s not carbonated at all. It actually has very little mouthfeel whatsoever. It goes in, goes down, and you sit there thinking… what’s next? Let’s try it again just for good measure. Yeah, same thing. The best way I can describe this is drinking a can of soda that has been left open in the fridge for, oh, a week.

I’m sorry to all of those who live a gluten-free life, but I have to tell you… my beer tastes better. This is just bad. The smell is incredible, but it stops there. I hate that too, as I wanted this beer to be good. At least for the gluten-free people.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 18:55:06 | More by rickyleepotts
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cm-st

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -57.4%

04-20-2013 22:40:16 | More by cm-st
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flooshmander

California

1.05/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Smells like really bad beer, but at least it smelled like beer. This is it's strong point.

Tastes like adhesive. Really strong aftertaste of synthetic aircraft grade adhesive spray.

My first Gluten free beer. I sure hope there are other options for the gluten free people. I'll try to find a better option and report back.

No further detail.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 06:50:34 | More by flooshmander
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matjack85

Illinois

1.23/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL for $1.89. This is one of those gluten free beers, so it doesn't contain any wheat, barley, rye, or oats. Instead they brew this with sorghum.

The beer poured a mostly clear medium gold color, but only produced a ½-finger of white head that dissipated in about 15 seconds. Lacing was minimal.

The smell was all sorghum, which is not a pleasant smell.

The taste is sweet, and once again all sorghum with maybe some honey underneath it. I didn't like it at all.

Mouthfeel was OK. The body was medium and the carbonation was moderately high.

Still looking for a sorghum beer that I like. Unless you need to drink these for health reasons, I'd pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 06:15:21 | More by matjack85
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Chugs13

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -46.8%

11-24-2013 23:43:20 | More by Chugs13
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HardTarget

Texas

1.4/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Gold amber glass shows almost painful clarity. Pours with an active white head that dies back like soda to just a half collar.

Smell: Rubbing alcohol? Dusty vodka? First whiffs are very alcoholic with a vegetal funk going.

Taste: Oh gawd. This is drain food. Very chemical tasting, medicinal/band aid nasty. Tonic water base offers no redeeming qualities.

Mouthfeel: Thin, carbonated water. Dry finish.

Overall: I feel for folks that can't process gluten, but I'd steer them over to a good vodka over this. I'm taking this out back and shooting it.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 02:29:33 | More by HardTarget
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

1.41/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

355 ml bottle picked up from the singles bin at the LCBO for $2.00 CDN

Appearance - Clear golden color with slight amount of haze. Less than 1/2 finger of head is poured and dissipates almost instantly. Very little carbonation present.

Smell - Not sure what's going on here. Not pleasant. Sour notes, vegetables maybe. Throw some overripe grapes in for good measure. Slightly medicinal. Maybe apple? Funky, processed smells too. Sometimes not smelling like anything is better than smelling like this.

Taste - Slightly soda-ish quality to this. Funky aftertaste. Medicinal with almost the flavor of bands aids- afterwards. Blech.

Mouthfeel - Thin, watery feeling. I can't say watery tasting since its hard to get that flavor out of your mouth. Dry finish.

Overall - And the winner for the beer I'm least likely to ever drink again is.... this one. Feel bad for those than can't process gluten, but please even if these reviews do not deter you, please only buy a single before committing to a purchase. Review ended with a drain-pour.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 22:19:08 | More by DenisKolkin
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Engineerrock

Arkansas

1.45/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A) Lots of carbonation-very little foam, no lacing. Reminds me a little of champagne
S) not a lot of aroma-something a little sharp and crisp
T) Well, it would be great if you want to drink a bottle of blackstrap sorghum molasses. No lie there. When I drank this I was thinking it needed to go on cornpone.
M) Thin
D) Drank a third of it and could not finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2009 03:21:24 | More by Engineerrock
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Amalak

New York

1.48/5  rDev -37%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I had out of a bottle
A- Light gold in color. No real head and no lacing.
S- Had a sour fruit scent to it.
T- This beer tastes a lot like soap, no lie. And it consistently gets worse tasting with each sip. I actually got about a quarter of the way through and just gave up.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2009 22:13:44 | More by Amalak
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

07-07-2012 05:18:29 | More by Kunstman
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bjohn84

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

08-05-2012 04:12:48 | More by bjohn84
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largadeer

California

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

11-26-2013 06:37:13 | More by largadeer
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

01-21-2014 03:04:17 | More by kkmiller76
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mendvicdog

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

05-23-2012 03:23:47 | More by mendvicdog
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DoubleMalt

New York

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

10-25-2013 23:32:30 | More by DoubleMalt
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FRANKIEEEE

California

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

02-11-2012 05:23:51 | More by FRANKIEEEE
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rudy0908

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

12-15-2012 01:29:27 | More by rudy0908
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

03-28-2013 05:37:48 | More by yancot
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

1.53/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is a pale amber color, fizzy...in that, you can actually hear it fizzing like soda.(the first red flag!) The head is thin to begin with and then it's just gone.

This has a strange sweet aroma much like pure malt before it goes in the wort, the rest is really hard to detect, but it's not beer related.

Well, i kept an open mind right up until the first sip, but my palate is not as nice. There is a malty flavor, but it's not a good one. It's hard to nail down any specific flavor's, which is a big problem. This folks, is simply not a beer to my palate.

DA....are you kidding?

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2009 22:30:28 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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Bard's Gold from Bard's Tale Beer Company, LLC
59 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.