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RATINGS: 261   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 beard beer taste like? try it, we think you’ll be surprised...


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UkrainPubCrawler (109) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2015
The name of the beer along with the fact that it was made the beard yeast meant that I has to try it. This is an absolutely delicious beer! It tastes like a fine Belgian! Respect the beard!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1522) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4030) - 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?

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers (511) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Maybe my love of facial hair makes me biased, or maybe it’s my love of sour beers, but this is a home run. Wonderful sour aroma without the acidic smell. Orange pour with a long lasting white head. Taste is great, not really sour but funky with a long complex aftertaste. Taste is bretty, yeasty, really good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3956) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1256) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3406) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, black pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, black pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, clove, black pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great crisp malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian pale ale style. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlainG (1506) - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2323) - 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.


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