Yes, these soaps really do have beer in them. The beer gives the soap a great thick & creamy lather. The scent of the Blue Ribbon soap is the most beery of the bunch. You can definitely pick-up on the hops & beer can smell. Contains a saponified blend of Beer, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil, Refined Sweet Almond Oil, High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil & responsibly sourced Palm Kernel Oil along with Fragrance Oils.