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Baird Bureiko Jikan Golden Ale

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


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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In Japanese, "Bureiko Jikan" is the time when the chains of hierarchy and conformity break away and real feelings, without the threat of recrimination, get expressed. This is an occasion normally facilitated by an alcohol lubricant. Baird Beer’s contribution to the facilitation of this important moment comes in the form of a dangerously quaffable, fruitily robust and outrageously delicious Belgian-inspired golden ale. A Belgian-style golden ale is a beer typified by the following: magnificent golden hue, spritzy fruitiness, champagne-like natural carbonation, and a dry, cleansing alcohol accented finish. The granddaddy of all Belgian golden ales is, of course, Duvel (a beer close to our heart). This beer represents our starting point. A tradition of originality, though, resonates in Belgian brewing history and we are not slavish imitators at Baird Beer. The chief difference between a Belgian golden ale and Baird Bureiko Jikan Golden Ale resides in yeast and hop usage: whereas the defining character of the former stems from the yeast, the characteristic essence of Bureiko Jikan is derived from the hops (ample quantities of noble-type American hops).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (407) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2015
On tap at Naka-Meguro Taproom spring 2014. Served in a tulip. Hazy orange with a small off-white head. Big aromas of apple, peach and pear with a hint of corriander. Sweet and dry on the palate with a bit of pepper. Spritzy and refreshing with alcohol noticeable on the finish. Overall fruity with nice hop balance...leans toward the sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10070) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2014
draught@Erzbierschof - light hazy blond beer with a long lasting foam; caramelish aroma, yeast and ripe fruits; sweet; low carbonation nd a full malt backbone; fairly bitter, residual sweetness, almonds, hay and caramel in the finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirLimpsalot (2466) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
@ Mikkeller Stockholm 14-11-8: mycket kolsyra och allt för liten smak. Mer är det inte att säga. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller Stockholm. Slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Sweet with grass, light hops, fruit and with a light tartness. The body was light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (681) - LATVIA - OCT 3, 2014
Amber with small off-white head. Mild sweet&sour aroma. Light sweetness on the first half of tongue, some honey notes, sourness on the tongue middle and remaining lasting bitterness on its root.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5307) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep golden, nice head. Mild malty aroma. Starts mild, malty-spicy, some sweetish notes, more and more fruity with notes of peaches. Well balanced finish. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4520) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, red session. 03/05/2014. Golden orange coloured pour with a light white fluffy head. Aroma is honey, lewather and light smoke. Flavour isclean, caramel and nutty malt. Palate is somewhat thin, semi-sweet. Pretty boring tbh./

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pentaz (1254) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
Draught @CBC2014. Pours clear orange with a minimal head. Aroma is fruit, flowery, dextrose, honey, grain. Taste is light+ sweet and bitter. Body is light+, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 3rd Session. Pours orange to yellow with a small head, aroma is slightly sour and fruity, flavor is bitter with fruits, strawberries, medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (484) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2014 Bottle from Bungalow. Cloudy amber colour. Yeasty sweet fruit aroma. Flavour has some hops to balance it out. Nice peach and citrus, not too much alcohol flavour.

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