BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Davros (1920) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
thebsmitty (135) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ComradeK (1010) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 1 pt 6 fl oz, thanks to Brian (not on ratebeer), picked up from Total Wine & More, Clearwater. Sampeld on January 20, 2014.
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, a bit phenolic taste. Phenolic aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, phenolic scent.
scooterbub (823) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Pours a nice gold with a one inch white that lasts. Taste is of banana, yeast, hops and citrus. Mostly clean aroma. Has a slightly watery body with a slight bitter finish. Reminds me of Leffe Blonde, but not as good.
cordy (8) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wish I would have never been told of the origin of the yeast before testing since it caused me to pre-judge this beer. Smelled bad, and the idea of it coming from a human petri dish was unsettling - shouldn’t have been but was. The taste made up for the aroma and I would try it again.
KeefOz (892) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a hazy golden amber colour with a two- to three-finger white foamy head that retained a while then collapsed. Poor lacing as spots. Carbonation very high with medium to large bubbles. Aroma subtly of cloves/spices similar to a wheat beer. Taste with some sweetness but dominated by cloves/spices and no real bitterness - overall mild but pleasant. Light body. Crisp clean finish. Not the usual highly hopped beer expected of Rogue but OK.
Jimthechap (1620) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
What a creepy idea.
It didn’t stop me drinking it though.
Golden amber colour with minimal head, strong Belgian ale aromas of basement, cloves and musty yestiness. It tasted like could be any genuine Belgian Tripel only without the massive flush of alcoholic warmth.
Still a creepy idea and I felt faintly violated after consumption.