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

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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benfi (490) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
Pours an orangey yellowish-beige head. The nose has big resin and light citrus with toffee and caramel malts. Sweet aroma with tons of resin. Flavor is rather light and sweet with ttons of resin and a smack of flavorful hops...not overly bitter though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle:   Rich caramel, like a burnt brown sugar color, large foamy light beige head, nice lacing.   Soft roastiness on the nose, very pale hops, slightly citrusy.   Not a robust or big porter, at least by the looks and smells.   A bit more fruity and citrusy on the tongue than others, not terribly hoppy, or overly roasty.   Mild Porter with more fruity/citrusy aspects than most.   Some caramel and bready notes on the finish.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Lingering spicy citrus notes, caramel, soft roast, and sweet wheat bread like characteristics.   Not what I was expecting, but it works.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adamah (213) - - APR 14, 2013
This is a very good brown ale. It has pungent aromas of toffee and caramel. The body is very smooth with light carbonation. It has a delicate sweet maltiness up front but a nice dry taste lingering in the finish. The bitterness burning within is very subtle. A must try for fans of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a cloudy medium brown with 2-finger beige head and good lacing. Aroma is full of roasted and caramel malts with some nuts, bread, and toffee. Taste is sweet with a slightly dry, nutty finish. Body is lighter than I expected. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth with only slight carbonation. This is the best beer from Japan I have tried so far, and a decent brown ale at that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (2494) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Tap at Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama. Hazy brown colour with a beige head. Some lacing. Sweet caramel, hops aroma. Flavour of caramel, toffee.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
I can’t beleive I had to go to Yokohama to try this one. Draft. Cloudy amber brown color, thick tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of brownies. Taste is toast and cocoa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4117) - Utah, USA - MAR 22, 2013
12oz bottle picked up at Bevmo
Appearance: Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Caramel, nutty and toasted malts
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee, nutty with some bitterness in the finish
A nice brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 great weight- not heavy; just right. light milk chocolate flavours with a good hop balance. nothing overdone. super fine brown ale. impressive stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
A hazed dark amber ale with a thin off white head In aroma, sweet nutty caramel malt with floral hops, treacle, very British. In mouth, a smooth nutty malt with nice British grassy hops, treacle, nice, well done. On tap at Farm House, Feb. 10 2012.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle from Yamaoka. Beautiful dark chestnut colour in the glass. Cloudy with a longish lasting head. Smooth and rich, with caramel and some fruit inside. Really nice,will have again soon.


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