Advertised as ‘the original sorghum malt beer’ and brought east from San Jose brewery with subtle name change and less interesting character. Not far removed from Flying Bison’s negligible gluten-free version, its cloying honeyed sorghum motif sacrifices earthen mineral graining for compost-informed rice cake, white grape, sour orange, and sugar beet usurpation. Phenol-hopped coarseness seeps into wet clay glaze, augmenting tepid superficiality.
Beating its hackneyed gluten-free competition with mild ginger soda flow, roasted Vienna-like malting, and teensy apple-cherry-strawberry souring, this clear amber pale lager with bubbly flesh-toned head lifts cloy sorghum-grained sugaring atop evaporative phenol Cascade hop bittering and wobbly metallic twinge.
Light-bodied golden-clouded gluten-free pale body (a.k.a. Dragon’s Gold Sorghum Lager) suffers from soapy buttered popcorn frontage and astringently raw barley-oats-pumpernickel allusion. Dry sourdough midst, charred timber suggestion, and minor berry twinge elude husked wheat finish, leaving desolate aftertaste.