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RATINGS: 248   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1028) - 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 (766) - 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 (6850) - 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 (2949) - 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 (5757) - 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 (3576) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3016) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
(Rogue Beard Beer) Bottle 650 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 5.7% according to the importer’s sticker on the bottle. Deep golden orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a small and a bit thin head, off-white in colour, with okay retention. Light lacing around the glass. Aroma is fruity, with peaches and apricots, some sweet malts too, not different than other belgian ales. Taste is fruity too, the same peachy notes, apricots, wheat, an a nice refreshing sourness on the finish, nothing extreme but it’s there. Mildly bitter aftertaste with good duration. Medium thin body, lively carbonation. Quite dry palate. Good beer but other than the story behind it, nothing too special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8248) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
Very dense & fine, just yellowish head, quite stable over hazy golden beer with very lively carbonation. Sourish nose, wild yeast indeed. Esters, as pineapple or citrus, but also vegetables (celery, rhubarb,...) Toasted, sweetish, recooled ghee, with a bitterish vegetable streak. Much less citrus or other fruity notes in the flavour, but the acidity remains - lactic, maybe treshold acetic. Warming up, bitterish (root)spices. Titillating, spritzy MF; feels highly attenuated, rather light body hence. Beard or not, though this is not at all a bad sour, its complexity pales compared to the simplest unfiltered gueuze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosskie (516) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Brown orange transparent beer with a weak head. Citric yeasty smell, subtle hoppy sweetness. Nicely balanced between bitterness and sourness, subtly sweet citric. Dry astringent finish. Salty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (775) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Słaby aromat, nieco owocowości i to tyle. Po ogrzaniu wyszedł bardzo przyjemny, kwiatowo - miodowy aromat wskazujący na utlenienie. W smaku jest już znacznie lepiej, jest sporo dzikości, kwasek, wyraźne posmaki winogronowe, spora słodowość z akcentami brzoskwini. Finisz słodko - kwaśny, długi i przyjemny. Udane piwo, z silniejszym aromatem byłoby dużo lepsze.

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