Bearded Lady | Good People Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
goodpeoplebeer.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GPHarris on 07-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of DuffDaddy
1.75/5  rDev -51.9%

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

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Photo of ZinFanDave
2.53/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Broseph1617
2.73/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brinks
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of jeranbrews
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - cloudy murky faint melted butter yellow. Billowy foamy bubble bath head. 3.25

S - honey and flour. Very weak. 2.5

T - too caustic and hoppy. No maltyness. 2.75

M - slightly fizzy hoppy after burn but otherwise watery. 3

D - overall a disappointment. Weak and watery with only occasional refreshing moments. Not bad, just unremarkable in any way. 3.

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Photo of josht
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

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Photo of Ice_cyclops86
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pale yellow, one finger ivory head
smells of melon, citrus hops, peach
tastes of melon and grapefruit, lot of malt and earth, some corn, some pine
medium light body and lightly fizzy mouthfeel
I thought I remember this being more flavorful when I first tried it. maybe it's because I'm drinking it in a room where onions are being sauteed. a kitchen. onions are infrequently sauteed in non-kitchen rooms.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass at the brewpub. From notes. Reviewed 23 November 2014.
3/3/3/3/3.5/3
Finger of head. Milky clear.
Very faint nose. Not much going on.
Not good. Bad yeast and light lemon zest. Vague fruit.
Lightly dry; not terrible.
Very boring. Not recommended.

Notes
ABV: 4.2%
IBU: 18
SRM: 7

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Photo of rangerred
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Reaper16
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
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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Photo of TheBeard89
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sambo4
3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GABrew
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of CreightonSM
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can to nonic pint glass, the appearance was a glossy yellow color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace to leave barely any lace.
The aroma had some citrus sweet pulp, sweet wheat, light grassy sweet and a touch of floral gravitated into the final blend.
The flavor moderately guided the sweet citrus pulp to the wheat and grassy sweetness. Floral leaned way back. Aftertaste was sweet wheat with the citrus pulp.
The mouthfeel was light bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty decent APWA, leaned sweeter for the most part but perhaps could have used a bit more bitterness in the hops or even a little tang from the wheat. Still, I could probably give this another go, to be honest.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigedal60
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmq103
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Bearded Lady from Good People Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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