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RATINGS: 174   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...

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   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle @tasting. Aroma is light fruits, some dusty malt, hint of malt. Flavour is dry and fruity, light malt note, slight hint of funk. Nice and clean but nothing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dashimus (219) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from street market in Portland, thanks to Jules. Pours clear yellow/golden with a thin white head that fades extremely fast. Aroma is fruity, sugar and yeasty. Some citrus, but faint and some liquorice. Taste is bitter with some sweetness. Definitely tastes like a Belgian Ale but it’s a lot more watery. Weak bodied lets this down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1256) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Butelka 650ml. OCZY : piwo jest delikatnie zamglone o kolorze pomarańczowym. Piana jest średniej wielkości o kolorze białym. NOS : piwo ma świeży aromat kwaśnej śmietany, moreli, mandarynki i skórki pomarańczy. Po wzburzeniu wyczuwam mocne aromaty ciasta, pieprzu, torfu i nasilający się aromat skórki pomarańczy. USTA : piwo jest mocno gazowane o średnio gęstej konsystencji. Jest kremowe i bardzo puszyste. Piwo jest dosyć słodkie o nutach słodowych podobnych do zwykłego muffina. Lekko kwaśnieje jak śmietana do tego wychodzą na wierzch nuty białego pieprzu i estrów owocowych. Gorzkość jest umiarkowana o nutach podobnych do ziela angielskiego i pestki cytryny. Posmak jest cierpki i słodki o nutach skórki cytrusowej. ODCZUCIA : kto by pomyślał, że broda głównego piwowara Johna Maiera zawiera drożdże belgijskie ? Wygląda na to, że być może robi piwa amerykańskie to pewnie pije piwa belgijskie. Mam taką teorie, że na samym końcu tej piwnej rewolucji będzie wielki powrót do belgijskich piw. No ale schodząc na ziemie to piwo jest całkiem solidnym jasnym ejlem belgijskim. świetnie skomponowane ale profil pieprzu i słodkich nut owoców nie jest moim ulubionym. Poza tym, że drożdże wyhodowali z brody to nie ma w tym piwie więcej polotu. OCENA : smak : 7/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : +1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: bitter, some liquorice. TASTE: bitter, some liquorice, little watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2922) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
A great beer with a twist to its creation, soft pLate but has a real kick to it at the end. Sugary with a bit of fruit, yeasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4173) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
The aroma is yeasty and sweet. The appearance is golden. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall its good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3573) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to tderoeck! Retarded concept? Check. Bizarre & inexplicable brewery? Check. Dull style that the brewery isn’t known to do well? Check. Well I am ready! Golden, little head. Light grains in the nose, touch sugar, faint citrus, touch cookie. Taste is slightly sweet, white sugar, bread, grains, faint herbs, touch citrus. Light, very dull & meh overall. I am getting nothing here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3039) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Imagine a pilsner with a little wild yeast. Not sour, but a little tart. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, a touch of herbs, slightly sweet-bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Hmm it’s ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
giancarloh (47) - - JUN 26, 2014
Great beer with an interesting description loved it ver good taste and jus the right hoppy taste I will drink again

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