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Baird Berry Big 10-Year Brown Ale

Baird Berry Big 10-Year Brown 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: 4   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The idea here is simple: combine the big, rich, luxuriant taste of malt with the piquant, tart flavor of fresh strawberries. A fairly high gravity Brown Ale grist provides the former and hand-picked Shizuoka strawberries from the Nirayama fields of our friends at Serizawa Saketen the latter. A berry-like fruitiness from English East Kent Golding and New Zealand Motueka hops helps to round out the flavor profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
Draught at Harajuku Taproom, Tokyo. Strawberry aroma. Caramel. Nutty. Fruity. Light bitterness. Strawnerry. Tartness. Fruity. Light dryness. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2010
Draft at the Baird Tasting Room in Nakameguro, pours a great mahogany brown. Just a hint of strawberries on the nose. Not a lot of strawberry in the flavour, but plenty of tartness and rich malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2010
very rich, strawberries, milk chocolate, but great depth. A but sickly. A touch sour. Lingering strawberris amd an odd lingering sourness. 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9310) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2010
Aroma of strawberries, chocolate, caramel. Sweet and fruity flavor with slightly roasthy caramel, dark chocolate, spice, and dark berry fruit, though not explicitly tasting like strawberry. Rich, rounded, full mouth. Nice balance, though on the sweet side. Tasty and interesting, with a slightly earthy finish and tame but solid bitterness. Fun.

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