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Beard Beer - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 14
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Photo of Stevedore
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of firedwarftj
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Mildly translucent golden color with little head to speak of initially, though the dregs of the bomber produced more when poured. Color is quite pleasing though, for what it's worth.

Smell has notes of fresh wet laundry from the washer, corn husks, and white bread.

Taste is mild and pleasant, with bready, grainy undertones sprawling all around and a surprisingly snappy, mild peppery finish.

Mouthfeel is quite lively. The body is fairly thick but there's a good, interesting carbonation that makes this a pleasure to drink.

I always enjoy a good wild ale. While this one is pretty tame compared to many, the idea is novel and also hilarious, and comedy earns points in my book. The product is certainly enjoyable enough too.

Photo of Auraan
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an amber/orange with a thin white head. Pretty good appearance, nothing amazing though. Scents of fruity esters, clove, banana, bready yeast, sweet malt, some pepper, faint hints herbal hops, faint citrus zest and a bit of an earthy aroma. Very similar in nose to a witbier or hefeweizen, with just a bit of a wild earthy scent, none of the sour notes of other wild ales. Quite nice, but not really wild. Flavor begins with a bit of an apple-like flavor, moving into a bready, yeasty, flavor with a bit clove spice, some slight apricot notes, a bit of herbal hop bitterness, a bit higher than your usual witbier or hefeweizen, some slightly sour citrus flavors and faint citrus pith hints appear in the middle of the sip, finishes with a big hit of wheat cracker and herbal hops, with a bitter herbal hop aftertaste. As it warms the sweet fruity and malt flavors come out a little more however the herbal hops stick around, especially on the finish. Good, again quite similar to a witbier, in fact almost entirely a witbier in flavor, but with a bit more hops than usual and some very faint sour notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation, a somewhat drying mouthfeel and a drying finish. It's easy to drink, and the drying quality urges you to drink more. Overall this is a pretty good beer. It's essentially a witbier, but with a bit lower carbonation and some slight wild character. It's certainly not that wild of an ale however, and it's no where near as bizarre as one would expect from the yeast source. It's quite good though and I'd drink it again.

Photo of themanilow
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Cubsfan1087
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of jmccullough108
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Camjmorton
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Rast
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Rutager
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks (I think) to my parents for bringing this one back from the brewery.

Appearance. Pours an "apple juice" amber-gold with a finger almost white head that fades fairly quick. No hairs floating around, thank god.

Smell. Sweet grainy malts, light citrus hops and bready yeast.

Taste. Light citrus acidity and some grassy hops. A little bit of that lightly sweet grainy malt, but nothing as strong as the smell. Light bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium-low body, medium carbonation.

Overall. I wish I didn't know that one of the main ingredients in this didn't come from some beardo's face. That being said, it's not a bad beer. Still gives me the creeps a little though.

Photo of zookerman182
4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden yellow color with a half finger head that went away fast.
Smells yeasty with hints of apple cider.
Taste was really good with a strong apple juice flavor and bready flavor.
Also got some flavors of strawberries and banana surprisingly.
Got better as it warmed and it was never very carbonated.
I had this beer with dinner and it was very nice. By itself it's probably most enjoyable on a hot day. Pretty refreshing.

Photo of CMOrak
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TR0219
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

thin head with nice lacing on a hazy golden with copper hue body. Aroma of cherry, strawberry, candy sugar, bread dough. For the style you want more from the aroma. Flavor is mild also leave you wanting more with dark fruit, banana, yeast and breads. Light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. I guess the premise is interesting but the beer isn't.

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +13%

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