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Bearded Lady - Good People Brewing Company

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: GPHarris on 07-17-2012

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of woosterbill
3.76/5  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.


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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of GPHarris
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a two-fingers thick white head into a pint glass that left great lacing and sheeting throughout that billows nicely. the body was a bright, slightly hazy straw gold color.
s - citrus hops with a hint of breadiness.
t - same as above with a really nice and refreshing tartness underneath.
m - spot on carbonation and becomes more creamy as it warms.
o - terrific session beer that goes down easily. damn good summer beer.

Photo of justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Reaper16
3.16/5  rDev -15.7%
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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of richj1970
3.6/5  rDev -4%

Photo of DuffDaddy
1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

Had a taste of this at the brewery in Birmingham with the boys while attending Barber Vintage Moto Fest...next stop...Dreamland BBQ!

Photo of Justinbshelton
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BeerZack
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of cmq103
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Brinks
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of KMitch
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Bearded Lady from Good People Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.