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Beard Beer

March, 2016
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.

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