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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 bread beer taste like? try it, we think you’ll be surprised...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OPIE788 (313) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. A friend of mine got me one of these because I have a beard. Some people think It’s gross, I think it’s genus. Poured pale golden with a white head. I didn’t get much aroma but it was a little sweet and funky. It had a bready feel and a slightly fruity sweetness to it. I would definitely drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
backdaft (200) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bomber. Pours a hazy gold color with a thin fizzy white head. Aromas of grain, Belgian yeast, and lemon. Taste follows suit with some dry/sourness on the finish. Not nearly as fun as the story.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2014
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a near clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with a touch of light fruit and flora. Flavor is similar with sweet grains and light fruit backed by a bit of flora.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
paologalloni (99) - ITALY - FEB 11, 2014
Oro con schiuma bianca evanescente. Note di mela banana speziato tutte molto confuso. La mela è chiaramente un difetto. Profumo di frumento. sembra una weiss. decisamente venuta male

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy medium straw colored body. The aroma is a little smoke, green olives in brine, aged creek water and old vegetables. Not awesome. The taste is younger creek water, mild lemon bitterness and a watery finish. The texture is softer with moderate carbonation. I would never drink this again. An idea worth enjoying as a homebrew experiment.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
I think my wife wanted to throw up when I had her read the label on the back about the origin of this beer. Yes, inspired by head brewer’s beard and the "who-knows-what" that is found within. I feel like this isn’t a serious attempt of making anything great that will be around season after season. Plus what would they do once the guy with the beard moves on or passes on? Beer poured a medium, golden with little to no head. Aroma was musty, earthy with a bit of funk. Original sips were prickly on the lips due to medium+ carbonation. Taste reflected the aroma, on the funky side. It has a low IBU and wasn’t bitter at all. Viscosity was average. As I let the beer warm, it left more of a fruity aftertaste. Been there, tried that. Won’t be drinking this one again unless it was the only option.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2014
Pours amber with a small head. Nose shows doughy Belgian yeast notes and bready wheat along with pear-like esters and banana. Equally refreshing flavours. More pear notes and doughy wheat along with some sweet malt and peppery notes. Amazingly refreshing. Could use a bit more carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Fruity banana aroma with hints if spicy citrus. Pours blonde with a white head. Light fruity notes upfront with bready malts following finishing with a spicy yeasty finish. A little light on the palate but it is pretty drinkable with a nice dry finish and lower abv. Pretty interesting beer considering the back story

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebsmitty (135) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with thin head and no lacing. Smell is Belgium yeast, tropical. Taste is banana, Belgium funkyness, stale lemon, finish is a little dry. Weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (978) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep gold, with a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well without leaving much lacing. Sourdough yeast, cloves and cinnamon make up the aroma. Mild lemon hops and sourness up front give way to a very Belgian mix of dough and spices in the mid-palate. These combine with more mild sourness in the finish. This tastes like a fairly regular saison, if not the most exciting one, but its origin is more than a touch disturbing. A little like black pudding, its fine as long as you don’t think about it.

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