Beard Beer

Oregon
United States
Rogue Beard Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Beard Beer is brewed with a yeast created from Brewmaster John Maier’s beard. No need to freak out, brewers have used wild yeasts in beer making for centuries. John has had the same old growth beard since 1978 and for over 18,000 brews, so it is no great surprise that a natural yeast ideal for brewing was discovered in his beard.

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Profile

ABV: 
4.8%
IBUs: 
25
Hops: 
Sterling
Malts: 
Munich, C15, Pilsner
Judges Review 
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Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours an almost clear gold with a big poofy head of tiny cream-colored bubbles that stick around for a while and leave a little lace. The initial aroma is light cotton candy, light pineapple notes, a little bit of juicy fruit and bubble gum along with a little bit of apple cider. There are some background tropical fruit notes – kiwi and maybe a bit of honeydew melon. As the beer warms, it's a bit more perfumy and ripe pears come out. A very inviting but very interesting and different aroma. There is a lot going on in the flavor – hay, bubble gum, tropical fruit, green apples, and some wild yeast (similar to Brett Claussenii pineapple notes). Hops in both the aroma and the flavor are more of a background thing – lightly perfumy with light floral notes. Fairly low bittering into a medium-high carbonation but crisp and creamy finish. All in all, an interesting and very different beer that might go well with a spicy curry dish.