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Beardy Guard - Rogness Brewing Company

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogness Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-18-2012

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of Mora2000
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Common Table’s 2nd anniversary party. The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma has quite a bit of Belgian yeast, as well as some assorted peppery spices and some lighter malts. The flavor has some biscuit malt, as well as some pepper and coriander notes. The Belgian yeast also adds to the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of mactrail
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite malty and rich with nice bitterness as well. Attractive dark reddish amber in the pint shaker. Modest foam with a sparkling carbonation.

Lots of malty flavors, roasted grain, and fruity like a Saison. Lots of the yeasty, scratchy Belgian flavors. Big and rich, makes for a great mouthful of flavor, but a bigger beer than you'd expect to encounter for a Bière de Garde. Starts out sweet and evolves into that yeasy bitterness and dries out on the tongue. Really a tremendous flavorful beer that is well worth seeking out. Another interesting example of Americans doing interesting experiments with the Belgian classics.

On tap at the Westside Alehouse somewhere by the freeway in Round Rock, Texas.

Photo of Danobold
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Also had this one on tap at Common Table at their 2nd anniversary. Visually, it had a great amber color and a good amount of lacing. Good taste, a bit of spice, although it had a bit more alcohol taste than I would expect for a 6.2% beer.

Overall, a solid effort from an up and coming brewery, and a welcome addition to the format. Look forward to trying their other brews soon.

Photo of allengarvin
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: 3.5 - Very cloudy brown with a small, airy head.
S: 4.25 - Ooo, interesting aroma. I thought this was going to be a generic amber but it's got spicy phenols out the wazoo, with fruity notes of raisin, good caramel underpinning.
T: 3.25 - Doh, hopes dashed. Not very interesting. In fact, it tastes rather oxidized, though I bought it at Whole Foods which sees a good turnover. Musty, tannic, somewhat on the sweet side.
M: 3.5 - Not carbonated enough. Flattish.
O: 3.25 - Another very unimpressive beer from Rogness.

Photo of Lawl3ss
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(from notes circa 10/20/12)

On tap, served in a 16 oz shaker.

Look- Cloudy ruby amber served without head. Good lacing.

Smell- Toasted biscuit with a bit of char, almost smoky. Subtle spiciness.

Taste- Similar to the nose. Rich, almost crackerlike, toasted biscuit with a hint of caramel and significant estery spice. Herbal finish with a touch of something vegetal.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, full, silky/creamy, a bit of sparkle on the sip but light carbonation overall. Feels bigger than 6-ish ABV would lead me to expect.

Overall- Pretty nice, but not in the league of some of Rogness' other malty offerings. Nonetheless, a solid fall beer.

Photo of HardTarget
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Amber copper glass shows good clarity and a constant stream of tiny bubbles that feed a creamy complete cover of foam that leaves thick lace.

Aroma: Faintly musty, lightly sweet, cracker malt and a light funkiness.

Taste: Slightly sour wet grain with a earthy tonic bitterness in the finish. Tastes like a Belgian Pale Ale in the earthy note, lots of toasted grain that goes a bit astringent with a tannin pucker.

Mouthfeel: Dry finish, medium body with a creamy texture to the tiny bubbles. Manages to hit that sweet spot where the bubbles keep it airy without getting fizzy.

Overall: Not my favorite style of beer, but a good example of what it's supposed to taste like. Mild enough that I don't have any trouble enjoying what's here. Hides the abv very well, no flaws, just clean good beer. Recommended if you like the style.

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Beardy Guard from Rogness Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.