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RATINGS: 264   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1571) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2015
22 oz bottle poured. Poured at Special Brews, with two very well bearded individuals. My inability to grow a beard myself caused me to hesitate on trying this, out of pure peanut butter and jealousy. Maybe this stuff is some sort of magic potion that will allow someone with an ugly patchy thin beard such as myself to join the party. Either that or this is just a normal belgian style beer with a novelty idea to sell bottles. Iíll stick with option A. The beard growing process begins today. Now Iíve never tasted a beard before, so my opinion on this beer might be a little jaded. Pours a nice orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma is sweet apricot fruit, and belgian yeast. Or maybe itís beard yeast. Like I said, I have no idea. Is having a beard like a prerequisite for being a brewer? Iíve always wondered this. Iíve never seen a brew master that didnít have one. I make beer myself, but itís not very good. Maybe itís the beard. Iím learning a lot drinking this beer. Sweet fruity flavor throughout. Apricots, and oranges. A bit of a metal taste as well, which I found a little strange. Nice bready flavor in there as well, but mild. Iím not offended by this beer by any means. More or less for me, itís a very plain belgian ale, but I love the style, so ultimately, I enjoyed the hell out of this beer. If this beer enabled me to grow a beard, I will be sure to update this rating. Iíll drink this again. Enjoyed it. This entire rating could have been summed up with just two words, that I typically use for beer ratings a lot: good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PartyFowle (704) - - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into a snifter. Translucent gold, topped with a fizzy head of white that pops away after a few seconds. The nose: sweet pear, red apple, white crackers, black pepper, some kind of moldy grossness. The yuck is subtle, but there. Slightly funky pear and apple flavor, with a backbone of moldy bread. Fairly dry finish. Drinking this beer is like those scenes in movies in which people eating some mystery meat talk about how good the meat tastes until they realize itís monkey or something. Itís a good beer until you think about what went into making it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AtronSeige (1011) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 24, 2015
Aroma: Soft spiciness, light floral, light lemon, tart, light toasty, light syrup, apricot. Appearance: Clear golden body. Medium white head, rocky, good retention. Flavour: Medium fruity, apricot, peach. Light grainy. Dry finish with lingering crispness and fruity flavours. Medium syrup. Medium sweetness, Medium bitterness. Light spiciness Mouthfeel: Light body, medium carbonation with a slight sting. Overall: Complex, and light.. 660 ml bottle, poured.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6898) - Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent gold with foamy white head. Smells semi-sweet with notes of what seem like Belgian yeast alongside some mild clove. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Of touch of hoppy bitterness. Not bad, but gimmicky and underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8856) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
22 oz bottle. Courtesy of olio. Cheers! Cloudy golden colour with a tiny off-white head. Belgian yeast, hops, mild bitterness and spices in the aroma. Hops, mild bitterness, mild yeast, spices and malt in the flavour. Quite nice yet one-dimensional and easy American Belgian style brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
65 cl bottle @ rosenbergh. BBE 04/2015 (importer sticker)
Pours golden color with a large head. Quite spicy aroma, some hops, yeast and some orange. Fruity flavor, some mild hoppy notes, somewhat sweet malts and yeast. Pleasant mouth feel, a bit too simple though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1613) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
Herbal hop spice malt aroma. Clear Amber colour good head and lacing. Malt spice citrus floral flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1505) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
Vintage Cellars bottle(26-Dec-2014)Sweet candy herbal aroma.Cloudy amber,low head&suds lace.Sweet fruit herbal flavour.Herbal,berry flavour,Bitter herbal spice berry aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7588) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
650 ml bottle. Rated on 30.11.2014. Pours a golden colour with a large white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, citrus, some floral notes and bread. Flavour of bread, apricot jam, mild floral bitterness, some mild tartness and yeast. Light bodied. Sweet finish. Decent. My beard does not taste as good as this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2373) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Chalky, hazed golden with slight white head. Honey, floral, spiced Belgian yeast aroma and taste. Really pretty good.

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