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Bearded Lady - Good People Brewing Company

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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 92
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 33.52%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale | 4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GPHarris on 07-17-2012

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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 92
Reviews by Reaper16:
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3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

served on-tap @ Alcove, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a mason jar

Pours a hazy yellow color. It practically glows neon when sunlight hits the glass. 1.5 fingers of fine white head sits on top of this pour. Looks nice.

My initial impression of the nose is that it smells much hoppier than the average American Pale Wheat. There's a bitter, herbal aroma here, as well as more of a lemony citrus tone. It came across like a Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat only with more bittering hops. But as the beer warmed up a bit it became evident that there was a plastic aroma that was providing a lot of the bitter, astringent quality. I don't know if Good People uses a Belgian yeast strain in this beer, but that's about the only way I can figure that there'd be a heavy plastic element to the aroma. Unless it's a problem with the taplines.

That plastic component is definitely there on the palate. It's not the strongest flavor here. There's a significant amount of wheat breadiness to this beer, backed up by a very subtle tartness on the midpalate. There's a fair amount of green hops and lemon essence too. The finish is very bready, but also very much like a PVC pipe. That plastic flavor lingers the longest.

The body here is pretty full for the style, more prickly with bubbles than smooth. It's refreshing and it makes sense to me with the bready flavor profile. Overall, this is not among my favorite wheat beers. If the plastic flavor is from the taplines and not the yeast strain, then I will revisit this review.

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Photo of Keene
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy pale gold or straw color from the can with a considerable head of loose bubbles that quickly collapses into the liquid beneath it. The nose is soft with a trace of spicy hop character, some subtle graininess, and a hint of lemon soda. Solidly medium-bodied. Quite approachable flavor-wise, Bearded Lady offers a bit of citrusy tartness, a fruity crispness not unlike a Golden Delicious apple, and a tangy, ever-so-slightly bitter linger in the finish. Enjoyable overall, but more of a quaffable beer than one to sit and ponder at length.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a pale hazy straw color with a head that doesn't linger.

S- Wheaty, biscuity malt. Kinda pilsenerish.

T- Light malts and bread.

M- Clean and crisp.

D- Good for pounding.

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Photo of Nyved
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcorn
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. An excellent American Wheat Ale.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of MoGuitarNthemonitor
4.65/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I have the bearded lady in a can. I thought it was very good for a beer out of a can. I would definitely buy this beer again.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of richj1970
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz can dated 4/13/2015 into snifter.

A: Slightly hazy pale lemon yellow with 2-3 finger soapy white head. Nice retention but left relatively little lacing.

S: Light cracker malts, and lemon peel. Subtle yeast eaters.

T: Pale wheat malts and light lemon notes.

M: Medium body with light crisp finish.

O: As an easy drinking summertime brew, this one works just fine.

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bamahawk4
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of dwmulcahy
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good summer beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeff_Hallam
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Bearded Lady from Good People Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.