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Baird Biere du Biwa

Baird Biere du Biwa
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Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Biere du Biwa is brewed with the same recipe and processing parameters as Asian Beauty with one major exception: We ferment it with a Belgian ale yeast rather than our house ale yeast. The resulting flavor difference from this single variable change is profound. If you ever wanted to isolate and discover the character that a Belgian yeast strain imparts to a beer, this is the chance. Biere du Biwa feels tarter and drier on the palate than Asian Beauty. The phenolic character imparted by the yeast is strong and almost defining. After imbibing a glass, the overall impression is one of supreme refreshment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
On tap at nakameguro Taproom. Clear, deep golden with a decent head. complex fruity aroma. Hints of spices, especially coriander flavours that work to balance the fruit. Body could be fuller. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
Draught at Harajuku Taproom, Tokyo.clear golden - white head. Fruity. Light bitterness. Phenols. Candy. Caramel. Toasted. Nice malty. Medium hoppy. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2010
Draft at the Baird Tasting Room in Nakameguro. Brings out much more fruitiness than its ’Asian Beauty’ cousin. A great sourness in the finish as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2010
Draught at Q-Brick. Copper-peach color with just a little lace. Aroma of Belgian yeast; fruity, not exactly biwa, a bit citric. Warm mellow malt flavor, tangy and spicy, nice furit, though again it doesn’t taste specifically like loquat. Slightly creamy to buttery. Nice, peppery, hoppy finish. All right. A nice drinker.

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