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Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Ale

Baird Asian Beauty Biwa Ale
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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Biwa is "the small, yellow, edible, plum-like fruit of the loquat tree." We had no idea what is was until our partner-friend-carpenter, Nagakura-san, brought some in last year for us to taste and then brew with. It is an extremely subtle fruit that harmonizes sweetness with tartness. Biwa Ale is krauesened at packaging and the character in the glass is a spritzy, effervescent and delicately firm one -- like a true Asian Beauty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4363) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
330ml bottle pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with some grains and mild hops. Taste is a light spicy hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light bodied with generous carbonation. A nicely crafted fruit beer that is worthy of a tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (811) - - AUG 17, 2013
Prune aroma. Mild sweet plum flavor, nutty, clean finish. Smooth fruity ale, but a bit too light and one-dimentional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3479) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
Hazy orange of color with an off white head. An aroma of weak fruit, sweets, dry and sour. A fruity flavor which is sweet/sour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2011
Draught at Craft Beer Market. Rich malty nose, something like a helles with fruit, some citrus hops. Fruity, though not particularly biwa, which isn’t that fragrant anyhow. Darkish gold color with a thin head. Malty flavor with biscuits, sweet grains which lead the way, though the biwa is also there. Slight hoppy bitterness at the finish. Ok, but not one of Baird’s best fruit beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011

Bottle 633ml.

Unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy - open foam, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide, light to moderate hoppy, fruity, exotic fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, caramel malt, oxidide. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110129]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (8121) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of plums. Taste is medium sweet. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 63,3 cl. Courtesy of yngwie. Pours a cloudy amber with tiny impurities and an off-white head. Sweet malty nose, lightly oxidized. Medium body, sweet malty and a general fruitiness - no real traces of the Biwa though. Some hops in the finish. 290111

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours hazy orange with a small creamy white head. Dust and grain. Lots of yeast. Vaguely oxidized..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
Draught at Harajuku Taproom, Tokyo. Clear golden - white head. Caramel. Toasted. Berrie notes. Amber malts. Nice hoppy. Light body. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2010
Draft at the Baird Tasting Room in Nakameguro, a clear bright amber colour. The fruit is really subtle, just lingers temptingly in the background. Really well balanced between the sweetness and the tartness.

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