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RATINGS: 330   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 Maiers 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 youll be surprised...

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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers (1022) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Maybe my love of facial hair makes me biased, or maybe its 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (7188) - Utah, USA - MAR 25, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2015 22oz bottle picked up at Albertsons in Boise
Pours slightly cloudy golden with a small off-white head, spotty lacing. Aroma of ripe fruit, Belgian yeast and herbal. Taste is tart, fruity, herbal, grains and oranges, spicy
I footbalmed this about half way through and changed my original rating. The warmer this gets the sweeter it gets. Reminds me of a cheap lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magicmn (160) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottled. Very pale, aroma is soar but pleasant and clear for such kind of experiment. Taste is really friendly not too soar no catty or cheese, close to lambic or clear wild belgian ale. Interesting and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2717) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a copper colour. Nice aromas of sweet bread and Belgian yeast. Similar flavours. A bit of a tang at the end. Pretty decent stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from Johns. Pale yellow pour. Subtle yeastiness. Slight sweet and fruitiness. Its a nice creamy body, but so-so flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3358) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Orange body. Sweet bubblegum aroma. Sweet taste with a touch of fruit bubblegum cities and funk but not very sour at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (3269) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2015
22 oz bottle poured. Poured at Special Brews, with two very well bearded individuals. My inability to grow a beard myself caused me to hesitate on trying this, out of pure peanut butter and jealousy. Maybe this stuff is some sort of magic potion that will allow someone with an ugly patchy thin beard such as myself to join the party. Either that or this is just a normal belgian style beer with a novelty idea to sell bottles. Ill stick with option A. The beard growing process begins today. Now Ive never tasted a beard before, so my opinion on this beer might be a little jaded. Pours a nice orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma is sweet apricot fruit, and belgian yeast. Or maybe its beard yeast. Like I said, I have no idea. Is having a beard like a prerequisite for being a brewer? Ive always wondered this. Ive never seen a brew master that didnt have one. I make beer myself, but its not very good. Maybe its the beard. Im learning a lot drinking this beer. Sweet fruity flavor throughout. Apricots, and oranges. A bit of a metal taste as well, which I found a little strange. Nice bready flavor in there as well, but mild. Im not offended by this beer by any means. More or less for me, its a very plain belgian ale, but I love the style, so ultimately, I enjoyed the hell out of this beer. If this beer enabled me to grow a beard, I will be sure to update this rating. Ill drink this again. Enjoyed it. This entire rating could have been summed up with just two words, that I typically use for beer ratings a lot: good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PartyFowle (954) - - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into a snifter. Translucent gold, topped with a fizzy head of white that pops away after a few seconds. The nose: sweet pear, red apple, white crackers, black pepper, some kind of moldy grossness. The yuck is subtle, but there. Slightly funky pear and apple flavor, with a backbone of moldy bread. Fairly dry finish. Drinking this beer is like those scenes in movies in which people eating some mystery meat talk about how good the meat tastes until they realize its monkey or something. Its a good beer until you think about what went into making it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AtronSeige (1398) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 24, 2015
Aroma: Soft spiciness, light floral, light lemon, tart, light toasty, light syrup, apricot. Appearance: Clear golden body. Medium white head, rocky, good retention. Flavour: Medium fruity, apricot, peach. Light grainy. Dry finish with lingering crispness and fruity flavours. Medium syrup. Medium sweetness, Medium bitterness. Light spiciness Mouthfeel: Light body, medium carbonation with a slight sting. Overall: Complex, and light.. 660 ml bottle, poured.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8365) - Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent gold with foamy white head. Smells semi-sweet with notes of what seem like Belgian yeast alongside some mild clove. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Of touch of hoppy bitterness. Not bad, but gimmicky and underwhelming.


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