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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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...

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fakebeersnob (272) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 20, 2014
I can’t place the aroma. Nothing real special. Color is a cloudy orange-ish color with a lasting offwhite lacing. Taste is a bit citrus fruity and floral. Some hops there. I believe some spice too. There is a lasting tingle on the tip of the tongue which I oddly find pleasant. Overall this is a unique beer in concept, and it is a drinkable beer - but it is a type you try for the uniqueness and not one that will be bought again. If it was given to me, yes, I will drink it any time. There are just better beers out there for the price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
simonblaine (531) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours straw, malty straw aromas, flatish straw flavours, mildly sweet. Cool beard, boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5198) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Hazy yellow orange, with a white head. Yeasty, fruity, biscuit, and malty. Not super interesting, but drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1399) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Poured from a tap. Hazy copper color, huge frothy white head. Medium clove aroma. Medium body, lacks complexity, distinct wheat and clove flavor with a clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GarrettGotu (9) - - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
Actually quite disappointed, while I appreciate the beard yeasts as a unique feature of this beer, it’s actually really, really plain, nothing amazing here. Won’t be buying again, cool thought though. But to me its a plain ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
brucebruce81 (345) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 30, 2015
This beer was good it had a very predominant yeast flavor profile, it was much to be expected with this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2298) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: Poured a golden liquid and appeared with a ton of sediment floating about. Decent layer of foam head that quickly retreated. Nose is vibrant with a zesty smell of lemon zest or some other kind of citrus fruit zest while also having notes of spices from an upfront Belgian yeast. Flavor is tart with the taste of unripe fruit but lacks any chance of Belgian yeast flavors. Might have been several months in shelf age.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratto (95) - - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle bbe Jan 2016. Colour gold, clear, very strong head. Aroma metallic, grainy. Taste sweet grains, fruity, light herbal bitterness. Finishes sweet. Mouthfeel thin. Belgian golden ale, perhaps? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1767) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2015
650mL bottle from Dan Murphys BB 30/06/16 Orange gold body, white head holds. Moderate intensity aroma - grain malts, bready yeast, sorta spicy in a odd phenolic way. Medium bodied, drying texture, moderate carbonation. Grainy malts continue on the body, it’s somewhat bolstered by a bready, spicy, almost clove & pepper phenolic yeast spice. Bitterness reasonably low, as is hop character. Interesting experiment, end result is nothing special - was hoping for something more funky!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (1321) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 26, 2015
Fľaša. Zlatá farba, biela pena. Vôňa sladová, sladká, trávová. V chuti stredne plné telo. Chuť sladká, jemne ovocná, pikantná. Dlhšia sladko-horká dochuť.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (944) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Really nice Belgium yeasty scent and taste. The color is medium yellow with no haze. Perfectly clear. Even palate. Tap

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