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Beard Beer - Rogue Ales

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375 Ratings
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 15
Gots: 64 | 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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Ratings: 375 | Reviews: 62
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3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle served in imperial pint glass. Beer is neutral amber in color with a moderate white head, and big soda bubbles rising from the bottom. Fairly neutral ale-type aroma as well, with a little hint of adjuncty sweetness. Doesn't smell like a sour ale, which I'd feared from the "beard"/wild ale description. Flavor brings a little bit of funk but is actually quite restrained, while bringing in some clove and coriander flavors. The zesty carbonation actually works well with the mild sourness profile and gentle dose of NW hops. All in all a super well balanced brew if not necessary any more interesting than could be hoped from the label.

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4.38/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle from Freddy's. Seems like a marketing gimmick, and maybe it is, but this is an outstanding beer. Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) - this is a Belgian clone using wild yeast strains, apparently from the master brewer's beard. That's the gimmick part. Wild yeasts are nothing new, and add a wonderful layer of complexity. The banana and fruity esters aren't overpowering like some Belgians can be - very balanced with a great aroma. Pours a hazy orange with little head. A little pricey but definitely a nice treat.

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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.

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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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Beard Beer from Rogue Ales
80 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.