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Beard Beer | Rogue Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TheSixthRing on 07-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,784
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
476
pDev:
14.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
100
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Photo of Tlloyd417
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ummswimmin
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayNorris
2.7/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheHopsman
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesMN
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No date on the bomber.

Appearance: Bright golden with plenty of carbonation leading to a fluffy off-white head that slowly dissipates.

Aroma: Not super aromatic. Some dry grain and Belgian-esque esters. A bit of vinegar. Not sour per-say.

Taste: Like a Belgian blonde ale with a bit of tart flavor. Any yeast acquired from a beard is likely wild, which would explain the wide range of pear and spice esters along with the slight tartness due to a high attenuation. Overall though, quite light on the flavor and refreshing if a bit dry in the aftertaste. Bitterness hits a high point during the finish but still remains well balanced.

Mouthfeel: About medium in body with a little too much carbonation. A bit cloying from the dryness. Average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: An interesting concept and pretty well executed. Would I drink it again? Sure.

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Photo of tbone1384
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RALPHAWESOME
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmasher85
3.22/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My advice: read the bottle first, then ignore what you read, and then drink it for the experience, because it's not a good enough beer to pay a lot or go out of your way for, but it is good enough to add to that beer bucket list of yours. "Yeah, I once had a beer brewed with the yeast of the brewer's beard..." "Cool...man...kinda..."

Pours a hazy pale yellow with medium fizz and a good deal of carbonation. In all honesty, aside from a bit of lemongrass and a biscuity, yeasty (don't gag!) smell, this one kinda reminds me of Yuengling a bit. Odd for a really pale ale, but that's where it takes me. A bit sweet at first with more lemongrass on the palate, and then a dry, crisp finish, and again, pretty heavy soda-level carbonation.

Like I said, this beer didn't blow my mind and I won't be craving a second anytime soon (sadly, I bought two though), but worth it for the story and a reasonably tasty brew anyway, so extra overall points for being cool.

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Photo of brbrocc
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisCage
4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- This pours with an exceptional two finger thick dense creamy white head that retains quite well. The color of the beer itself is is slightly hazy and is copper/golden/brown in color. The carbonation looks quite aggressive with many columns of bubbly goodness rising to the top. Lacing is awesome as well....lots of thick, clumpy foam sticks to my glass!

S- Yeasty pastries, sweet bread, creamy biscuit aromas are dominant, with less dominant smells of berries such as strawberry and stone fruit like apricot and/or peach. There is a mild spice about this and tart leafy finish that at the same time is rather smooth.

T- Very fresh flavors overall with a unique mild tartness from the yeast, which doubles up flavor wise with creamy bready notes....just slightly of lemon...quite nice! Malt flavors are caramel sweet and balance the funk of the wildness this one brings. Slight spice that is peppery....this lingers on the palate with just a burst of heat. Very nice!

M/O- Light to medium bodied brew with fairly aggressive carbonation, as noted in the appearance, but super refreshing with the citrus flavor and mild spice blended with berry fruits and sweet malt! This is a very unique brew and the wild beard yeast contributed to something I wasn't expecting nor necessarily wanting to try, but I'm glad I did! I recommend this and would definitely purchase again! Great job by Rogue!

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Photo of jrempel
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trentt2
2.97/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not really my thing. But not a bad beer. Light as heck

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Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foley67
4.46/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of parintele
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dcmchew
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of headlessparrot
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GinDC
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beard Beer from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 476 ratings
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