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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Beard beer is brewed with a yeast created from Brewmaster John Maier’s beard. No need to freak out, brewers have used wild yeasts in beer making for centuries. John has had the same old growth beard since 1978 and for over 15,000 brews, so it is no great surprise that a natural yeast ideal for brewing was discovered in his beard. What does beard beer taste like? try it, we think you’ll be surprised...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3857) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Deep golden color with a fluffy white head. Belgian sugar and bitter orange peel nose. Sweet belgian flavor with bitter orange peel and some spice. Didn’t notice much beard flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"i’m not grossed out by this (hell, i love weasel shit beer) but that stuff has a point. this is a gimmick, and just a gimmick. Can’t say it was bad, but nothing special. Smells like a slightly wild belgian ale, bubble gum and spices. Yeast dominates. Slight sweet flavor. Thin body. Had a sample, and that was good enough :)"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle @dutchdrebus with benzai and joes. Clear orange color with a white head. Smells and tastes fruity, citrus, malts, grassy, grainy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5092) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle @ home. Clear orange colour with a medium sized white head. Smells some grapefruit, slightly esters/alcohol, malts. Tastes slightly fruity, hint of sour, malts, not bad. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
(Bottle) Clear golden with good off-white head. Reasonable aroma, very pils like with grassy, slightly grainy, slightly metallic hops. Light body, well carbonated. Tastes good - there’s quite a sweet base to the flavour - light biscuity malt with some honey notes. Overlaid on that is the hops which give some pleasant balance and a rather harsh finish. I detect some banana esters perhaps suggesting wild yeast. There’s some peppery spice in there too. Overall it’s very drinkable, especially for a novelty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (768) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Nice color, frothy, though nose is overly sweet, taste follows. Not terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Glass at the airport. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. A grainy fruity pils malt nose. Slightly sour, hay, pils malt. Sweet malty base. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3233) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Golden in color with a small white head. Earthy, leather, herbs and green leafs in aroma. Lemon and mild stable too. Fruity citrus, mild grassyness and notes of spicy yeastyness in taste. Subtle funky and almost sour notes in finish. A bit thin, but decent though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6880) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
5/VII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. from Biernavigatie (webshop, NL) @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-748)

Clear deep orange beer, creamy white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: spicy coriander touch, bit wild, fruity touch, melons, lots of vanana. MFok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, European hop character, bit metallic, dairy touch, little sour, citric. Aftertaste: yeasty, little fruity, dry bitterness, green banana, metallic, bitter yeast. Very drinkable, cool concept. :p

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
bottle. golden with one finger head. sweet and yeasty. i don’t know what’s up with the people describing this as sour or tart. there’s nothing like that here. very belgian, fruity, almost like a lighter bodied tripel. i like it.

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