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RATINGS: 333   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...

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MelvinKalksma (1827) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2016

Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, fruit, bread, hops and spices.

Turbid golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread, hops and spices.

This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The yeast that is used sounds worse than the actual result. Still, it is a rather weird flavour that I can only depict as spices. Truly unique, but sadly a really average beer. Why not create something great with such an awesome backstory.

hershiser2 (3825) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bomber. Pours golden. Small lacy white head. Floral hoo aroma, plenty of lavender. Taste is sweet floral hops, lavender, slightly sweet. Weird. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Samtzu (629) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2016
650ml bottle. Pours gold with no head. Small nose with almost nothing discernable. Full body with fruity flavours and a lingering yeast palate. An interesting beer but nothing fantastic.

Borup (15943) - 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.

Theydon_Bois (21480) - 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?

Strykzone (7797) - 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.

hayduke (5731) - 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.

RobBestwick (982) - 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.

Leighton (22814) - 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.

massingasetta (787) - 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.

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