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Beard Beer - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
80
good

366 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 57 | 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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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

Photo of BigGingDrinker
2.55/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I'm not sure what this beer is. It says it's a wild ale but it tastes very plain.

Photo of Danno48
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yinz11
3.07/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: very oily, thick straw gold, sudzy head creamy and rich, decent retention
S: tart, funky, not to dumb it down too much but smells like wild yeast, piney
T: tart, a tad fruity subtle lemon and warm clove, apricot maybe some peach even?
M: oily but not in a bad way
O: this was in a premise a disgusting idea, I don't know why I bought it but I did, this is a good and pleasant beer, tastes alot like the lips of faith gruit from new belgium, it is good but not enough to get past the gimmick,what i mean is that while it's an interesting and really kinda gross idea, this could so easily be done without beard yeast this is a standard, though solid, wild ale

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

Photo of metter98
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high fluffy white head that died down, leaving a layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of bubbles around the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of yeast and bready malts are present in the nose along with some notes of grassy hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of grassy hops along with notes of bready malts along with some hints of funk from the wild yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a lot more drinkable and pleasant than my initial expectations. It is an interesting twist on the style.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of Canotx
4.93/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

With a nice smooth body very sweet

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Bomber poured into a tulip.

A- Honey in color. Hazy. Head is off white. Fairly dense, but doesn't retain well.

S- Sweet, with a peachy citrusy tang. A little bready and toasty.

T- Sweet and a little toasty. Fruity. Similar to a saison, but without the spice.

M- Fairly light. Sweet, but mildly dry finish.

O- Okay. There's a lack of depth. Malt character is a little bland.

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Beard Beer from Rogue Ales
80 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.