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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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...


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3.4
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18522) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
massingasetta (652) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (192) - 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%.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (6324) - 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)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34308) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2329) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Draft to taster at source so I didn’t have to buy a whole bottle. Pour avg gold with thin white head. Nose sweet fruit floral, Belgian ester, peach. Taste sweeter flavors throughout. Some berry, stone, and floral. Nothing off putting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle shared at the CBC big bottle share. 7/7/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A clear golden orange coloured pour with a thin white head. Aroma is midget gems hops, berry, tea leaves and pine. Flavour is composed of light grains tea leaves, highish carbonation nts of Apricot jam. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, . Victoria sponge.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (12504) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle at Craft Islington, big thanks to Daniel. It pours clear amber with a thick white head. The aroma is bitter - sweet, white bread, candy, soft sweetness, banana and stewed orange. The taste is crisp, bitter - sweet upfront, banana, candy, apple, barnyard, earth, straw, pear and melon with a sweet finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Fun to try, but overall its way too sweet for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6450) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
65cl bottle shared at the July London Tasting @CBC Islington. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. It pours a clean pale Golden color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet fruity with notes of peaches and persimmon. Taste is also massively sweet win more fruity notes of peaches and persimmon. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, OK

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (4140) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
RB bottle share, golden brown with a thin head, aromas of spice and a little tangerine, typical orangey golden ale.


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