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Bearded Lady - Good People Brewing Company

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GPHarris on 07-17-2012)
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.15/5  rDev -16%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2012 23:04:16 | More by Reaper16
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Appearance: Server up a lightly hazed, pale yellow body with a thin coating of white head. Good lacing.

Smell: Ultra soft malt, a bit of wheat, a whisper of basic lemon. It's a wheat ale, alright!

Taste: Particularly pale wheat character with just a little bit of sweetness. Light lemon, very low bitterness. Drying, faintly lemony finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: As a light, refreshing, quaffable beer it works.

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A: Clear gold body with a finger of white head. Spotty lace. Ok.

S: Predominantly bready, with some light citrus, and a touch of herbal hops. Subdued.

T: Better here, with some tart wheat and citrus up front, followed by more solid breadiness midway through. Clean, spicy finish. Refreshing and tasty.

M: Light and lively. Great for the style.

O: The growler board listed this as a Witbier, so when I wasn't getting any real yeastiness I was disappointed. Once I realized that my style expectations were off, I became considerably more fond of it. Still not a terribly memorable beer, but an effective, refreshing summer seasonal.

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Bearded Lady from Good People Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.