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Beard Beer - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
81
good

333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 14
Gots: 44 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 07-05-2013)
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Surprisingly, this looks and smells classically 'Belgian,' rather than American. Clear, kinda viscous golden body and a massive cloud of white, lacy foam with aromas of orange, canned pineapple juice, underripe banana, and sourdough bread. Vaguely floral as well.

Taste is balanced and pleasant but not particularly interesting, and also weirdly flat and lacking spark. Apple cider and clove flavors dominate, with a hint of earthiness, which combine with very soft carbonation, very low hop bitterness, and a surprisingly heavy mouthfeel to give the impression of still cider. I suppose it's all meant to showcase the peculiar characteristics of the yeast (or yeasts), but it comes off as something like Duvel or Saison DuPont without the zip. Possible food pairings: cornbread, sausage, roast pork or lamb, hard but mellow cheeses, rabbit with mustard sauce.

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22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, black pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, black pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, clove, black pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great crisp malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian pale ale style. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Beard Beer from Rogue Ales
81 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.