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Bearded Lady - Good People Brewing Company

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85
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Brinks

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

03-11-2014 18:31:02 | More by Brinks
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josht

Alabama

2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A good sessionable wheat beer. Perfect for a footbal game which hey Im watching. Very clear appearance pale gold. There is a little more bitterness from the hops in this wheat. Pretty smooth with a medium mouth feel. Not overly complex just a nice wheat beer. Perfect for summer. Good job from the people at Good people.

Serving type: growler

09-01-2012 22:40:58 | More by josht
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Ice_cyclops86

Alabama

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-16-2014 15:49:37 | More by Ice_cyclops86
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
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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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-17-2013 16:18:54 | More by JAHMUR
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goodshiz

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-19-2014 18:58:27 | More by goodshiz
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memphischas

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-09-2014 02:50:30 | More by memphischas
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KMitch

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-01-2012 03:25:33 | More by KMitch
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taylocd

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-19-2012 17:12:36 | More by taylocd
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crowbar540

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-19-2013 03:40:20 | More by crowbar540
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Chrash16

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-19-2013 00:22:22 | More by Chrash16
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Gus_13

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-10-2014 19:17:46 | More by Gus_13
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DocAJ

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-03-2013 13:49:45 | More by DocAJ
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ascags

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-10-2014 16:42:10 | More by ascags
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-24-2013 20:15:49 | More by harpus
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agammon

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-13-2012 22:41:25 | More by agammon
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Dooleymon

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-04-2013 02:17:24 | More by Dooleymon
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oldmankoch

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-17-2014 05:30:11 | More by oldmankoch
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass in the GP taproom. Soft yellow pour with a fizzy white head with poor retention. Smells of dry wheat, light citrus notes and a bit hoppy. Tastes of sour fruits, dairy, and bread. A decent brew from a highly underrated brewery. This is my least favorite beer by them so far.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2013 23:48:54 | More by Jacurdy60
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-18-2013 01:23:07 | More by BlueMoon10
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CowboyRob

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-26-2012 13:43:37 | More by CowboyRob
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-31-2012 23:09:06 | More by rolltide8425
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-13-2014 23:05:02 | More by justinm4bama
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Linus4AU

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-22-2013 18:48:54 | More by Linus4AU
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Growler from Hop City, shared a few days later at the Weiss Trash Culture release at NEBCO.

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.

Cheers!

Serving type: growler

07-30-2013 02:19:37 | More by woosterbill
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Bearded Lady from Good People Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.