Bard's Gold | Bard's Tale Beer Company

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BA SCORE
5.5%
Liked This Beer
2.42 w/ 128 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bard's Tale Beer Company
Minnesota, United States
bardsbeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BEERchitect on 01-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,668
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
128
Liked:
7
Avg:
2.42/5
pDev:
34.3%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of FrancisM12
2.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of craigbelly
2.43/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hephaestos
2.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Caveworm
4.06/5  rDev +67.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bard's Gold | Bard's Tale Beer Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer has a two finger thick head, with spotty lacing, and a goldish/copper body.

Smells like hearty grains, actually.

It has a decent lager flavor, but I can tell something is missing.

The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.

Overall, I'll rate Bard's Gold | Bard's Tale Beer Company with a solid 4.

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Photo of Dface
2.88/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mmmbeer89
1.48/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer has a funky taste to it, It's bland and what flavor is there isn't very enjoyable. There's better gluten-free beers out there than this stuff.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.08/5  rDev +68.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bard's Gold brewed by Bard's Tale Beer Company, with an ABV of 4.60% This brew brew pours out a nice brown color with a small white head. The head to this brew is small, and goes away fast. I really like the color of this brew . The smell of Bard's Gold, is rich with sweetness. You pick up on roasted grians and malts. There is also a hit of hops in the smell of this brew. The smell of this brew is really inviting. Now for the taste, it is nice with flavors and sweetness. There are mild notes of grins and malts. I really like how smooth this brew goes down. Now , Bard's Gold , has a real nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I like how this brew ends with the sweetness. This is a fine drinking brew. The mouthfeel of Bard's Gold is rich, clean, smooth and refreshing. I can't get over how smooth this brew is. Overall I'm going Bard's Gold a 4 out of 5. I thought this brew would be a bit more bolder, however it is a nice drinking brew. I would buy this brew again. Bard's Tale Beer Company, did a nice job with this one.

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Photo of ConradKenney
2/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of taters21
3.38/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Looks alright, kinda cloudy, and a deep golden color.
Smells of apple, peach, and some leafy hops.
Taste is one dimensional, hops, some malt, kindof like a pilsner.
Mouthfeel is light and crisp, like a lager.
Overall, not sure what they were going for, but this beer would fit in better with a german pilsner category than adjunct lager.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerTest
1.45/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of fortyfield
1.75/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of AaronChevard
5/5  rDev +106.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very thirst quenching! Can't believe most of the other reviews... A little Apple tasting, but overall a smooth, great to go with a burger! Good ale!

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Photo of Snazzy
2.15/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

I quit smoking a few years ago and apparently that staves off celiac disease. Harsh irony!

Anyway I have cut any and all kinds of precious wheat creations like, say, bread, but not beer, god no. Thought I'd try an experiment to see what happened with a GF beer.

If this is all I get: fail. I picture that guy in the Matrix, wanting to think that daily mush is a steak. Well, it ain't; no blue pill proffered.

Specifics:

No head or gone to nada before I noticed. Smells beery, in a lager kind of way. Looks like a lager. But tastes like something new, however not, importantly, beer. Almost cider I suppose, but I like cider. Not cider either. Sorghum "beer" is its own thing.

There is an aftertaste, which I guess is the sorghum. Or rather, It's like an after-sweetness, and also this slippery after-mouthfeel--like you went to the wrong sushi bar and maybe it's time to get worried.

If my stomach gets so fouled and this is all I can handle? Switching to wine and booze. Thanks for trying though Bard's, hopefully you perfect it. Try some more! Run a kickstarter, I'll kick in.

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Photo of gonzo000
2.67/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tone77
2.79/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark golden color with hardly any head at all. Smell is sweet, apples. Taste is ugh. Sorghum, apples, vinegar, not very appealing or refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and overall, I have had worse beers, but I don't need to ever drink this one again.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.02/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled last night on 7/16/15. From the Bard's Tale Beer Company in Utica, New York. Wasn't this brewed in Minnesota at one time? Comes in a 12 ounce bottle and is "Gluten-Free". Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a glass-handled stein.

Brew pours a golden-honey in color with a thin white head. Actually some 'ring-like' lacing was seen when sipped that surprised me since the head was so small. Aroma is of some grains with a light hint of sorghum. Pretty much is said for the taste. Slightly dry and sweet finish. Has a different taste but wasn't that bad. Lighter-bodied with good carbonation.

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Photo of Bugs318
1.54/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Malt - bomb of no substance

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Photo of grahuba
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.79/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

i know a lot of the gluten free beer out there right now isnt gluten free at all, and thats not good for those who are seriously sick, not just those following the trend, so its nice to have this on the market as an alternative that actually is gluten free. the problem is, it just doesnt taste much like beer, and i dont think sorghum drinks really ever can. it looks really pale and fizzy, like carbonated apple juice, and has a sort of similar aroma, sweet and fruity, but this is not a good stand in for malted barley, and the difference is immediately evident. there doesnt appear to be much hops in here either, as it finishes long and sweet as well. its not bad, i mean, but it isnt beer. i am (obviously) not in the group that cant drink beer yet (fingers crossed i never am), so its hard to say how this stacks up to others like a red bridge or a glutenator from epic made with sweet potatoes, but i know that its not close enough to beer to be passable. its not a bad drink, not by any means, and i think it belongs in the market, but its also not really a beer... i dont know

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Photo of VictorR
1.92/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of nathanmiller
2.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wservati
2.62/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Bard's Gold from Bard's Tale Beer Company
Beer rating: 5.5% out of 100 with 128 ratings
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