Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Brown Ale
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan


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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Beneath the cool facade of the warrior, a red-hot flame of intensity, determination and, yes, anger burns. So it is with this unpredictable Brown Ale: fleeting malty sweetness and warmth hide complexity, a barely controlled bitterness, and, naturally, a bit of an angry edge. You’ve really got yourself into a situation now. "Anger is energy. Use it, then let it go." Kampai!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4739) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2015
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/8/2015. Listed as 7% on the bottle. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light chocolate, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/piney hops and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light chocolate/nuttiness, light citrus, pine, and herbal/floral earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light citrus/pine, and herbal/floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Some light dryness from bitterness as well. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good American brown ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2015
360 ml brown bottle. No date, but the amount and coarse nature of the sediment makes me think this may not be very fresh. Appearance: Hazy mahogany with a khaki head that displays good retention and leaves some lacing. Smell: Loads of medium roasted and chocolate malts, some chocolate, and a slight hop note. Flavor: lightly sweet and very malty with some faint yeast notes adding complexity. Hints of raisins and caramel. Mouthfeel: Light side of medium body; some dryness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6091) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the Baird/Shiga Kogen Tap Takeover. Hazy brown with beige head. Aromas of floral notes, roast, biscuit, light caramel. Tastes of caramel, toffee, toast, roasty and floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (674) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 11, 2015
Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, grain, hops, yeast, berries. Dry, lightly sweet and bitter taste. Soft carbonation, medium body. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (3175) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2015
Amber color with beige head. Aroma is cherry, peaches aroma, quite sweet. Taste is malty, but also fruity. Dry finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patersoi (152) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2015
Pours cloudy deep brown with a dense light tan head. Hints of bitterness with a very subtle maltiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Olo13 (7) - POLAND - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
Po pierwsze to chyba najbardziej brązowe piwo jakie widziałem. Pachnie słodko, takie prażono-karmelowo-słodowe. Trochę w zapachu jest chmielowości, lekko cytrus, bardziej moim zdaniem w stronę ziemno-ziołową. W smaku jest słodowość, karmel, ale nie w dużym stopniu, bo piwo raczej wytrawne i przez to chmielowość i goryczka dominują. A chmielowość niemała, w smaku bardziej balans przesunięty w kierunku owocowej chmielowości. Goryczka dobra, lekko ściąga policzki i dziąsła, ale nie męczy. Piwo zbalansowane to nie jest, zdecydowanie bardziej chmielowe niż słodowe, ale jest dobrze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Tap at Bashamichi tap room. Copper pour. Malt, herb, grass, caramel. Soft smooth body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jyrsa (503) - - JUL 3, 2015
Tap @ Pudel bar. Pours a hazy coke-like brown with no head to speak of. Raspberry and cherry with some fruity sweetness. Malty with licorice, herbs and fruit. Medium body withba sticky palate. The beer got quite warm before I got to it but I’m not at all disappointed. A surprisingly complex brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 4, 02/05/2015. Rich amber topped with a decent beige swirl. Nose is earthy hops, biscuit, light spice, bitter orange. Taste comprises caramel, light pine, earthy hop. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok brown.

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