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Beard Beer - Rogue Ales

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314 Ratings
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 12
Gots: 39 | 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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Photo of CMOrak
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

CMOrak, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of TR0219
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

TR0219, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of LooseMoose1978
3/5  rDev -15.3%

LooseMoose1978, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +13%

PatGreer, Oct 13, 2013
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.

kylehay2004, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +13%

nickfl, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of zbjk02
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

zbjk02, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

oriolesfan4, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of ajzy
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

ajzy, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

schnarr84, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +13%

OregonGrown7, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Phobicsquirrel
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Phobicsquirrel, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle. Another novel, if slightly nauseating concept from Rogue. I do like the reference to 'old growth beard', though. The trope of beards in the beer world is thus perpetuated.

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium golden yellow hue, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and slightly bubbly off-white head, which leaves a decent array of smoke tendril lace around the glass as it evenly abates.

It smells of zesty lemon and orange pith, dry sourdough malt, a weak earthy yeastiness, a bit of apple skin, clove and black pepper spice, some soft leafy, weedy hoppiness, and a faint wooden vanilla essence - more witbier than wild ale at this point. The taste is lightly tart lemon and lime rind, an ethereal funk (band name copyrighted), semi-sweet doughy caramel malt, laid-back clove and tropical fruit notes, white pepper, and nicely lolling earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is quite mild, just a wee underlying hum, the body an adequate medium weight, and mostly smooth, with a tacit attempt at introductory smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the sour maltiness playing keep-away with the floundering clove and funk malingerers.

A rather drinkable affair, after that (innocuous, I know) scare tactic marketing angle. Anyways, the overall effect is that of one soft, lightly spiced witbier, with only the mildest of funk, no more than the remainder you would find in any version of the proscribed style here. Hardly your typical wild ale, flavour-wise, but if it was this particular 'wild' yeast that got us here, then I'm not complaining.

biboergosum, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of LukeRfour
3/5  rDev -15.3%

LukeRfour, Sep 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Braz, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

skiofpinsk, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

WDJersey, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Jackal, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of DustinSWB
4/5  rDev +13%

DustinSWB, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Etan
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Still can't believe I bought this. 22oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a nice-looking auburn with a small white head.

S: Smells like a hefeweizen or witbier. Mild cloves, honey, a little floral, pale malt.

T: Likewise, the taste brings delicate clove and light apricot notes, along with pleasant bready maltiness and a bit of leafy hop bitterness.

M: Light-bodied with fine carbonation.

O: So the yeast they harvested from this guy's beard ended up being another mildly boring hefeweizen yeast? The beer tastes fine, but I was at least expecting something interesting.

Etan, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Hellpop65, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Erik-P, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Immortale25, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

Oakenator, Sep 22, 2013
Beard Beer from Rogue Ales
81 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.