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Baird 08 Hop Harvest Ale

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Baird 08 Hop Harvest Ale
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Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Brown Ale
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

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RATINGS: 1   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2008 was the year of the dreaded hop shortage. Hop prices went through the roof but most brewers were happy just to obtain a sufficient supply. We were down to our last supplies of a few varieties from this most notorious hop harvest crop and our idea was to concoct a final hop taste of 2008. 08 Hop Harvest Ale is a malty brown ale with a brisk hop punch. We combine four American hop varieties from the 2008 harvest to achieve this punch: Perle, Glacier, Vanguard, Sterling. Generous additions of Caramel and Chocolate malt round out the flavor imparting toasted and roasted notes.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6316) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2012
Draught at Q-Brick. Deep amber with a low head. Flavors of grasses and caramel, chocolate. Nice balance between the sweet, tasty malts and the grassy hops. Sweet yet balanced. Good.


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