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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Beard beer is brewed with a yeast created from Brewmaster John Maierís 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 youíll be surprised...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1184) - Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a hazed light orange, not too carbonated. Nice head and froth. Good mouthfeel. Some citrus and slight sour.Leather,tobacco, hay, earthy, some berry fruit. This is pretty good really.Full mouthfeel. I like the finish and enjoy the aroma. Dig this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8330) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle. Lemon and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Light lemon, barley malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Pleasant - if you can get past the beard thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bley7211 (22) - - MAY 2, 2014
Poured from tap into a pint glass at the brewery. It is a clear amber color with little head. Good taste. Don't know that I would order another one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (476) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2014
You should be so precious to fret about where the yeast comes from. This is pretty nice, although itís a little thin overall. Nice bitterness, nice aroma, decent carry and thoroughly acceptable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5356) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2014
To be honest, was hoping for something weirder, or at least terrible, so I could write a funny rating or something like that. But it isnít Itís actually kind of plain. I have better, I have worse.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gregwilsonstl (1228) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2014
Smells sour which is gross when you think about where the yeast comes from. Not a fan of this. On tap at track town.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmericanHobo (66) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
Truly a wild ale. Very complex flavor. Aroma of a nice sour but unfortunately it would be better to sniff then consume. Yeast runs wild overpowering any real flavor. A good beer to avoid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
[Tap] Hazy amber pour with a lasting white head. Sweet grains, yeast and clove in the aroma. Wheat malt, fruity esters, clove and raisin in the taste. Muddled flavor profile. Glad I didnít know about the beard yeast until just now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2410) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sampled at AC Beerfest 2014. Poured a hazy gold color with a small off white head. Aroma of light citrus and caramel malt. Taste mimics the nose with faint citrus notes, caramel malt, and bitter grapefruit in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2834) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
I should not have read the description for this beer. It may have skewed my rating. Canít get over the yeast came from someoneís beard.

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