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Beard Beer - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
80
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376 Ratings
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 15
Gots: 64 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 07-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 376 | Reviews: 63
Photo of mothmanscott
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost clear deep gold producing a huge & aggressive, moderately lasting, shaving cream foam, white head that leaves clumpy rings & splotches of lace. Aroma is white bread, pie crust & lemon-lime sherbet with peach, orange, green apple, hay, floral & beard yeast funk hints. Taste is similar but more robust: bready & fruity green apple, white grapes & peach, with a yeasty mustiness that is faintly phenolic. Throughout the sip a nice balance of sweet & sour with sour becoming more dominant in a lightly acidic & drying finish that develops a petite astringency in the sour-bitter but shortlived aftertaste. The aftertaste provides the only bitter offering in the brew. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy but crisp, dry, lightly astringent & chewy.

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of --weezl--
4.45/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a much better beer than i was expecting, much more emotionally damaging also. wish i had read the bottle before drinking, but didnt stop drinking once i knew the taste and the truth!

Photo of Fitzy01
2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not a very good beer. Very tasteless. I will not get it again

Photo of WMbeer
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of salthemonster
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.32/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a clear and bright golden color with a small fizzy white head that reduces quickly, leaving just a ring behind

S- crisp and toasted malt with a hint of candied lemon peel, just a hint of yeasty funk, otherwise pretty clean

T- sweet and malty base with just a trace of lemon funk tartness that gives flavors of lemon peel and coriander, sugary sweetness continues through to the finish

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- a gimmick beer that was certainly palatable, but not what you'd expect from a wild ale

Photo of StoutHunter
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Short Review. Not bad, I think if I tried it blind I would just think it was an american brewed Belgian wit or something, so it looks like the brewers yeast took a lot of Belgian yeast like characteristics, I thought it would be more like a slightly funky pac man yeast and since i don't care for pac man yeast too much I'm happy it wasn't like that. It's not bad and I think it's funny how the concept can really freak some people out.

Photo of NickThePyro
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Like most others, I picked up the bottle for novelty's sake. Not much is interesting about this beer other than the story behind it.

Photo of rolltide8425
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hanaihaole
4.14/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 86sportster883
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frlrv1020
4.06/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lynn
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate haze and a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Not bad.

Smell: lightly malty and moderately funky in an OK way. Nothing to write home about, but it has an interesting wild-ale character: grassy, farmhousey and earthy.

Taste: sweet malt with a little butteriness and just a hint of funk. It's actually balanced and subtle in a way that the aroma doesn't quite achieve. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and creaminess, befitting the style.

Overall: this is not a bad beer at all. It's a bit on the sweet-and-subtle side, but really pretty quaffable.

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mickmanhattan
2.91/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of coolandy007
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bunman3
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've toyed with the pros and cons of drinking a brewmaster's beard. At the end of the day, this was a worthwhile experience. This is a yeasty, gamey brew - not unlike some of the homebrew I used to make. I don't imagine I will go out of my way to buy this again.

Photo of BeerTruck
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
1.81/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a standard pint glass.

A - 2.25 - Poured a clear gold with lot of murky haze. For the ABV being so low, this beer has absolutely pathetic head potential and retention, pretty much nonexistent.
S - 1.75 - Smells like a domestic beer. There MIGHT be the absolute most faint trace of a grapefruit hoppy smell far far in the background, but aromas of beers such as Bud Light, Keystone and Coors take center stage.
T - 1.25 - There is a decently pleasant sweetness upfront with a nice bite of carbonation, but suddenly a foul farmhouse-esque funk sets in, ending with a sharp metallic bite. Not pleasant in the least. After taste is quite pleasant though.
F - 3.5 - Decently crispy, medium thin body. Slight bit of oiliness to it.
O - 1.5 - The upfront flavors and after taste are decent, but the main bulk of the experience is a harsh and metallic one. I'm glad I purchased for the novel concept of the beer and to keep the bottle, but the experience of it was pretty bad.

Photo of Gdcatch22
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Beard Beer from Rogue Ales
80 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.