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Beard Beer - Rogue Ales

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355 Ratings
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 53 | 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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Pale yellow and bubbly like soda. Vigorous pour to bring up the head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Sweet maltiness with apples and grapefruit

T - Big sweet malts, lots of citrus, lemon and grapefruit. Only slightly bitter and not much presence of alcohol.

M - Light body with high carbonation. Very soda like and not very sticky.

O - It's an ok beer but nothing really exciting other than the source of the yeast. Definitely a good conversation starter but not a beer I'll come back to.

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

I don't know much about rating beer. With that being said, I thought this beer was not bad tasting, but the idea of it being made from the yeast of a man's beard messed with my mind so much that I wouldn't finish drinking it. However, I like the novelty of it. I like being able to say I drank a beer made from a man's beard! @.@

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I guess the brewmaster cultivated some fairly well behaved yeasts in his beard. This is a nice Belgian-y light copper ale. It throws a bit of peach and very, very slight sour notes. Hop notes are very, very light which accentuates the yeast. Not a lot of complexity to the malt flavor.Overall, an enjoyable Belgian-style ale.

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3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at Liquor Shed with some apprehension.

A hazy medium gold/yellow colour, the foam does it's thing with a good head and good lacing.

The nose, to me, has a lot of citrus and clove, maybe not so much citrus, more of a coriander smell. I get some sweet that reminds me of candi sugar, a hint of something directing me towards the tart but maybe not.

Okay, the taste doesn't live up to the smell. Clove, some coriander, a hint or 2 of pepper, some sweetness that, how do I put this, comes from a low grade candi sugar, if that even exists. The smell was lively and vibrant, tasting leaves a bit to desired for my palate.

This beer does pretty much nothing for my palate. Yeah, I glad I tried it and got this review in but this is definitely a one off.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Surprisingly saw this sitting on the shelf at the local beer store, so intrigue forced me to pick one up. Going in as unbiased as possible; I haven't got much idea what to expect.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass.

A - Pours a bright burnt orange colored body with some bubbles streaming topside. Just under two fingers of soapy off-white foam. Some spotty lacing, but none of it really sticks. Looks pretty nice for what it is.

S - Smell is more witbier than it is American wild ale, but this was to be expected based on the reviews of others. Baked banana bread, brown sugar, honey, hint of yeast, and some cloves.

T - Taste follows the nose: banana breadiness, clove spice, white pepper, faint citrus, and just a hint of yeast funk. Definitely more of a witbier than it is American wild ale.

M - Feel ends pretty clean with just a bit of stickiness lingering. Crisp and clean. Light bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, an easy drinking beer, although clearly more of a witbier than it is an American wild ale, despite the 'wild yeast' involved. Not entirely sure I would want this again, but it was well worth the try. A unique beer.

Rogue Beard Beer ---4/5.

Beard Beer from Rogue Ales
80 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.