on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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...

LeftCoastRider's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Pours a cloudy gold with a moderate white head. Nose is very yeasty. Tastes like a Belgian - sweet but with a nice, slight bitterness. To me, this would be better on a warm day. Although I am not a huge fan of Belgian ales because I do not really like the yeast strains they use, this is a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (12088) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2016
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Clear golden to amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, yeast, spice, citrus and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle split at Islo tasting, thanks to Daniel O’Sprey, 07/07/16. Golden orange with a decent off white head. Nose is toasted grains, tangy citric rinds, straw, bread dough. Taste comprises orange jelly, lemon rind, grains, light spice, yeast esters, bread. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok formulaic Belgo affair. Should have tossed some pubes in maybe?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (6764) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Honey golden and pretty much clear. An off white fluffy head falls slowly. Light lacing. Wow, this is unexciting and not up to what I expect from Rogue. There is some Belgian yeast and malts that could be in a saison. A hint of pepper and spice. Not really much going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours a golden amber with frothy off white head. Nose of stale fruit and a little citrus. Medium body. Flavor is light fruit and again light citrus. The finish is spicy and yeasty. OK drinking but overall underwhelming. Not up to the standards you expect from Rogue. The best part was the etched bottle with the big beard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (845) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle. Yeast and orange peel aroma. Pours a cloudy dark golden in colour with a large and frothy off-white head. Pine, cloves, and citrus/orange flavours. Creamy full bodied texture. Bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co. Islington - London. Many thanks to Daniel! Pours clear gold with a white cream topping. The nose holds mellow rindy citrus, faint pine. Moderately sweet, with notes of dry white bread, biscuits, jammy citrus fruits. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet, sugary finish, with more doughy white bread, vague fruits. Simple, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
massingasetta (670) - München, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2016
In the realm of beer tasting there are a few beers that one should (must) try out of principle. Rogus Beard Beer is one of those special legend beers that palate wise earn an extra point. Beer brewed out of the yeast of a beard has a canabalistic and curious element. The beer is not overwhelming but heck it nevertheless is a legend of a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (263) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle at home, 03/08/16. Mail order from that place in Lille. Sweet and subtle aroma. Floral. Fruit. Deep amber. Initial frothy white head retreats to rear guard action around the inside of the glass and a whisp across the top. Bitter sweet, with more of the former in the dry finish. Light and frothy mouthfeel. Again I’d go for subtle. I like it. One thing I would add - the Ratebeer profile refers to 5.6% ABV, however the bottle states 4.8%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (6631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
July 2016 - Bottle share at Craft Beer Co Islington as ’Rogue Beard Beer’, picked up in London. The premise is that it’s made using yeast found in the brewer’s beard, though I’m not sure that justifies the extra ££££age! Pours clear orange, still, lightly sparkling, foamy off-white head. Aroma has some light banana ester, pear drops, tangerine. Body is a little foamy with soft carbonation. Taste is light biscuity malt, touch estery, not much going on, watery fruits, bready sugars. Has a nice balance between beard and beer. Glad I tried it to satisfy curiosity. (2.9)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Bot led. A hazy yellow beer with a yelowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruit, malt, and spices, leading to a dry finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 33

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50