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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1458) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle @ Cangrejera for Father´s Day: well balanced malt base with a great yeasty aroma & taste. Bread dough, banana, vanila in the taste. Keep that yeast alive! Food Pairing: Soft creamy cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3305) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
From a guy’s BEARD? Too wild! I love it! Pours a beautiful, slightly hazy golden with a fairly thick and fluffy buff head. Aroma is mainly yeasty - no beard smell, thankfully ;) - with a fruity underpinning and a hint of fresh malt. Mouth-filling flavor pleases with fruity, yeasty, woody and malt notes. Finish is yeasty with a hint of hoppy bitterness, while texture is firm and somewhat fizzy. OK, what’s next for Rogue?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3769) - - AUG 25, 2013
22oz bottle. hazy gold beer with a swirling, angry, carbonation bubbles and a small, stable white head. aroma of tropical pineapple fruity hops, vanilla, lemon. a dry finishing beer with a clean aftertaste. the aggressive carbonation appearance in the glass actually palates quite nice. flavor is lightly sweet from cakey, doughy, malt flavors and tropical hop notes and yeast. who knew maiers beard was belgian! turns out really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1075) - Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a hazed light orange, not too carbonated. Nice head and froth. Good mouthfeel. Some citrus and slight sour.Leather,tobacco, hay, earthy, some berry fruit. This is pretty good really.Full mouthfeel. I like the finish and enjoy the aroma. Dig this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1366) - Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 On draught at Rogue Distillery & Public House 5/6/14. Fizzy clear golden color. Aroma is peach, sweet yeast, plum, and brown sugar. Taste is light yeast, raisin, plum, and a hint of citrus. Very pleasing Belgian style beer. Fruity and lightly tart. Had this earlier from a bottle at Bazi Bierbrasserie for a blind tasting of Oregon Belgian-inspired beers 3/8/14. It was a definite favorite there; didn’t get a chance to think about the beard aspect and let bias influence taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlainG (1213) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Présentée comme la ’Beard Beer". Blonde orangée où une mousse se résorbant en un mince voile dessine une dentelle artistique. Les arômes sont principalement ceux d’un champs de fleurs et d’un verger où l’on retrouverait plusieurs variétés d’arbres en fleurs. Son goût est en plein dans les mêmes plates-bandes. C’est rustique et artisanal. C’est gouteux, corpulent et doux. Une belle surprise. (688-090613)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1939) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (785) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours golden with a white head. Yeast, hop, fruit, funk and malt aroma. Fruit, citrus, floral, hop, yeast, clove, spice and malt flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Clove and fruit finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2013
This tastes mostly like the Recent hybrid beer people were doing, the Belgian pale.light and bubbly with some fruitiness before a relatively dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bomber. Aroma is full of Belgian yeast aromatics: clove, pepper, banana, barnyard funk, dust, lemon. Pours slightly hazy orange with a medium reducing white head. Taste isn’t as impressive as the aroma, but still good. It’s lightly sweet, finishing dry with some slight hoppiness. Body is medium, texture a little watery, carbonation high. Nice beard, err, beer. Puns--yeah, baby!

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