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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1522) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle @ Cangrejera for Father´s Day: well balanced malt base with a great yeasty aroma & taste. Bread dough, banana, vanila in the taste. Keep that yeast alive! Food Pairing: Soft creamy cheese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
Poured light amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet spice, light malt and funk. Medium body, flavour much as the aroma, slightly saly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
The concept is interesting, and the beer is decent, but not particularly special. Mildly sweet, has a musky quality to it and a tinge of funk rounds out the caramel and fruit sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2717) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2014
I poured this into a snifter as it seemed to be the most correct piece of glassware I could find. The appearance was a decent hazy orange to amber color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that lasts for about a minute before it gently died. There was some light lacing trying to grace the sides of the glass. The smell, actually kinda reminded me of a tripel as there was a decent amount of spicy to sweet Belgian spices to malts. I like it. The taste took those Belgian spices and gently allowed a nice sweet apple-flavoring take over. The aftertaste was slightly spicy and sweet and so was the finish. On the palate, it sat right at a medium on the body and showed a decent sessionability running about it. The carbonation seemed good for a Belgian Pale ale and was fairly decent to me. Overall, I say this was a decent Belgian Pale ale to me. It did everything it was supposed to, though there were some tripel-like qualities in this beer. I actually liked this one for the most part.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11148) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Golden color. Tangerine and pricot in the aroma. Malty flavor. The slightest hint of salt. Fruity. Citrus and peach. Floral notes. Not unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1963) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Earthy aroma of sweet grains, ripe fruits, manly yeast, hops, some spicy notes. Just a little bit of funk in there too. Flavour is sweet malts and sweet fruits, with a dry finish. Actually nice, a bit Saison-like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
5/25/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Light amber color with a white head. Malty aromas with caramel, light fruit. A bit sour up front, but quickly mellows. Overall a bit bland for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5572) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Gold colored with a short white head. Fruity nose with sweet malt, candyish notes, light spices and yeast. Taste is ripe fruits, yeast, soft spices, sweet malt, floral notes and candied fruit. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more sweet malt, grass, floral hops, ripe fruits, yeast and soft spice notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Clear golden under a thin white head. The nose is earthy and funky with a dusty melon and apricot and loads of hay on the funky aroma. The flavor is semi-sweet and lightly funky/sour, but that sourness is only at the start. Then it blends into a mellow and balanced Belgian blonde cereal malt tone. Overall a bit average but with an interesting earthy funk at the start.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1805) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
On tap at Rogue in SF. Staff actually told me this was a saison in style and I think it largely drinks like one. Flavours are forward - coriander, rhubarb and spice - and does tail off a bit but largely hangs well together.

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