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Baird / Mikkeller Fruitful Life Collaboration Ale

Baird / Mikkeller Fruitful Life Collaboration Ale
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Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
One of the best aspects of working in the craft beer industry is the friendly spirit of cooperation that exists among brewers. This spirit manifests itself in many ways, none more indicative than collaboration brewing. Our most recent collaborative brew was in partnership with the Mikkeller guys (idiosyncratic Danish “gypsy” brewers of world renown). Brew day was December 10, 2012 at the Baird Brewery in Numazu. It was a fruitful one. The charge from Mikkel was: “Let’s brew a distinctive beer incorporating as many fresh local ingredients as you can get your hands on.” Into the Heda orchards of Nagakura-san we went, scavenging five types of in-season citrus fruit (aoshima mikan, hassaku, kabosu, yuzu and lemon). In addition to the fruit, we brewed with three types of Japanese sugar (korizato, akato, sudakito) as well as raw wheat from Saitama. The hops we used were all fruit-accented varieties (Summit, Nelson Sauvin, Cascade, NZ Cascade, Motueka). We fermented the wort with our Belgian yeast strain and then krausened at packaging with our Single-Take Session Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23366) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 16, 2013
draught@erzbierschof - pours a hazy orange beer with a poor head retention; aroma of tea and lemon; slightly soapy, medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, decent bitterness, a light sweetness underneath; long fruity and pretty assertive finish; some hop presence and a fresh fruityness (citrus and berries) with light spicy tones

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (2336) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
Yeast and a bit of a Belgian ale scent. Very taste of cirtus. Weak taste. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and citrus peel with notes of hops. Fruity flavour of hops and citrus peel with notes of bitter orange and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
Frim tap at Viktoriagade. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is tropical fruity and light soapy. Smooth fruity, passion and mango, grapefruity and light soapy. Bitter and lingering hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
Draft. A hazy dark golden beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of fruits, malt, and citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, over ripe fruits, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5071) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2013
On tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours slightly hazy orange amber with airy white head. Clear aroma of citrus fruit with notes of hop. Bitter, hoppy onset, gradually giving way to sweetish and and sourish fruity notes. Rough aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller and Friends, Cph. Pours light hazy yellow with a large, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma has light brewing cereal, lemon grass, melon, citrus, apple. Medium, lively carbonation, very dry and fairly dry mouthfeel. Flavour has light green tea, ginger, lemon grass, grapefruit hoppiness. Some apricot and peach with some melon. Very different, but damn it’s good. Lingering bitter finish. This would be amazing to teriyaki and/or sushi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Tap, 040513. Amber with small head. Aroma of flora and citrus. Flavour with malt and spices too

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
Draught at Good Beer Faucets, Tokyo - RBJG#2. Cloudy golden - white head. Herbal, spicy, fruity, light soapy, thyme, zesty, light malty, caramel notes, citus, tea herbal, over spiced.

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