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:
120
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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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 thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I tried the Bearded Lady at the Pie Factory in Florence, Alabama. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that left some lace. The scent had hints of lemon. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was some biscuit and lemon presence. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of AlexFields
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | 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 sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: light silvery-golden hue with a strong haze and a finger of frothy white foam. Quite nice.

Smell: grainy, wheaty and just a bit tangy. There's a dash of tropical fruity sweetness, too, though, which I really like.

Taste: light wheatiness, tropical fruitiness, and a green, grassy hoppiness that I really like. This is one enjoyable beer!

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a moderate carbonation and a bit of a rockiness. It's decent enough.

Overall: the flavor really gets me on this one -- I like it. Good freshness and complexity, especially for the style.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 tbryan5
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a pale hazy straw color with a head that doesn't linger.

S- Wheaty, biscuity malt. Kinda pilsenerish.

T- Light malts and bread.

M- Clean and crisp.

D- Good for pounding.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
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!

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buckyp
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky straw color with a small white head. The aroma is full of wheat and malt. The taste is bready and has a nice malt flavor. Overall, an excellent American Wheat Ale.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz can dated 4/13/2015 into snifter.

A: Slightly hazy pale lemon yellow with 2-3 finger soapy white head. Nice retention but left relatively little lacing.

S: Light cracker malts, and lemon peel. Subtle yeast eaters.

T: Pale wheat malts and light lemon notes.

M: Medium body with light crisp finish.

O: As an easy drinking summertime brew, this one works just fine.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Bearded Lady from Good People Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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