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RATINGS: 304   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...

BVukelich's rating

   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15028) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at KØ16. Citric and creamy aroma. Hazy yellow colour. Small head. Malty flavour, yeasty, hint of bubble gum. Sweetish and not so bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (39078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2016
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight herbal. Sweet, fruity, estery and mild fruity. Sweet and toasted finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (490) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Sour with Belgian yeast aromas come from this hazy blonde brew with no head. Crisp full bodied sweet with a slight tart and almost like a black pepper taste (not spice). There is a typical Belgian ale taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6009) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2016
Draught at Arcadium. Basic pale ale in color and taste. Some citrus notes. Fine, but nothing out there via beard yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of hops, fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are hoppy, citrus, and a touch of bittersweet dust at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6955) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy straw colour with a frothy broken white head and some broken lace. The aroma is grassy hop, pine needle. The flavour is moderate bitter with fresh, light citrus, light yeast, grassy hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8070) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Jmgreenuk. Thin white head hazy orange pour. Subtle happiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12360) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
A lightly hazed amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light oxidation, treacle, light mineral notes and faint hops. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with light treacle, grassy resinous hops, fruity esters, nice. Bottle at OttBottShare April 2016.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (8213) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle thanks to Graeme. Pours a cloudy orange with large frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong wheat, fruity malt and spice. Medium mouth, belgian yeast, fruity malt, light finish, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (10910) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2016
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Yeast, breadiness, citrus, and a lighter eartiness.

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