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

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 2.34
pDev: 35.9%
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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Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

03-28-2013 05:37:48 | More by yancot
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1/5  rDev -57.3%

03-23-2013 21:51:21 | More by tbryan5
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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

03-01-2013 05:14:09 | More by grumpygerman
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1/5  rDev -57.3%

02-18-2013 21:39:23 | More by Michaeldmanley
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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

12-15-2012 01:29:27 | More by rudy0908
Photo of Bills453


1.73/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip glass (I feel like I have now tainted my tulip glass). Yellow, small tint of copper.

Smell - sweet, surghom sugar.

Taste - no flavor whatsoever. Aftertaste of sorghum.

Mouthfeel - so-so.

Overall - I would only recommend this beer to my gravest enemies.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 01:10:48 | More by Bills453
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -14.5%

11-06-2012 15:49:44 | More by cfalovo97
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1/5  rDev -57.3%

10-22-2012 21:08:13 | More by sendbeer
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

09-08-2012 05:41:38 | More by WynnO
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

08-23-2012 01:27:02 | More by ZachRusk
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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

08-05-2012 04:12:48 | More by bjohn84
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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-12-2012 11:42:33 | More by sailorastro
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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

07-07-2012 05:18:29 | More by Kunstman
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3.25/5  rDev +38.9%

05-30-2012 19:04:57 | More by troyvar
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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

05-23-2012 03:23:47 | More by mendvicdog
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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

03-28-2012 22:57:59 | More by cbcrunch
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1.4/5  rDev -40.2%
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


1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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

2.55/5  rDev +9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Came out of the bottle a cloudy orange with no head at all.

This beer had a very faint sweet smell which must be the sorghum.

Doesn't taste terrible has a sweet bitter taste.

Felt pretty thin in the mouth will a little carbonation.

Overall as a gluten free beer this isn't too bad, but compared to it's gluten enriched rivals it fails to inspire.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 16:20:07 | More by Dave1999
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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a palatable below average beer. I wouldn't chuck it I wouldn't buy it but if you but it in my hands I would raise it to my lips on instinct

A) to dark for an american style lager this is thanks to the sorghum base that makes up this drink

S) I'm holding to my nose as I type this and all I can say is... theres not a drop of art in this glass

T) bland

M) thin

O) this beer is not bad at all... just... effectively boring

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 02:44:16 | More by runjack
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North Dakota

2/5  rDev -14.5%

12-30-2011 06:51:03 | More by LDemarais
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2.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Gifted by Huhzubendah- Thanks Matt!

Pours a light gold color w/ a small off white head. This brew leaves a small amount of lacing on my snifter glass. Pretty clear in appearance- I can see through to the other side very easily. The nose on this makes me wince a little bit- it's like no other beer I've had... I mainly get some rice, sorghum, and sugar sweetness in the nose. It's not good. The taste follows suit, although a touch better. There's a mild hops aftertaste that kind of cleanses the sugar out of your mouth. It's pretty bad, but not the worst thing I've had. The feel is light, w/ good carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, I'm glad I got to try a Sorghum beer, but I think I'll stick to the regular stuff from here on out. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 00:25:53 | More by jayhawk73
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1.53/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to Huhzubendah for gifting this one. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a clear light copper color with a very short head that dissipates quickly, leaving just a bit of a collar with some big bubbles. The nose is pretty off-putting and smells mostly of rice with a bit of staleness. Flavor is full of adjunct character. Yuck. Light body and crisp carbonation. Dry, off-putting finish. Why do I use "off-putting" so much? That sums up this "beer." Why would you create a gluten-free beer and emphasize the gluten-free part? Maybe some hop or yeast character. Yuck. Sick. Boo.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 01:39:59 | More by Thorpe429
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -14.5%

11-15-2011 03:10:23 | More by BeerMe42
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1.7/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Neck stamped PD 12/15/2010.

Appearance - Clear amber body. Two finger loose white head with decent to good stick and decent retention.

Smell - Alcohol. Dark fruit. Almost smells like a Belgian abbey ale. Weird.

Taste - Almost flavorless. Tastes like burning plastic. I do not wish this on another human being.

Mouthfeel - Solvent. Astringent. Caustic.

Overall Drinkability - Probably the single worst beer I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 20:45:02 | More by ZenAgnostic
Bard's Gold from Bard's Tale Beer Company, LLC
59 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.