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Baird Dark Wheat Lager

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Baird Dark Wheat Lager
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Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The German Beer Purity Law does not permit the use of malted wheat in lager beers. Fortunately, we are not brewing in Germany. This tawny brown lager is brewed with 4 varieties of malted wheat which contribute a light and bready flavor. The overall character is defined by a rich, velvety smoothness that is punctuated by a clean and firm hop bitterness. This original lager was brewed way back in August, 2007 and has been conditioning in our cold cellar for nearly two years!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13696) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours unclear amber with a small off white head. Sweet. Licorice and spices. Liquorice and dark fruit. Quite odd - yet tasty. Medium bodied. Nose has a Cheap Rum and Coke feel :-) . That’s it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6174) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2009
Draught at Q-Brick. Dark brown with orange and a thin, filmy head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, wheat. Rather fruity. Flavor of dark fruits, chocolate and cocoa, wheat, caramel. Very nice bitter finish. Ale-like, with lots of fruit, but dunkelweizen smoothness. Refreshing, butter, and flavorful. Neither cloying nor as rich as a dunkel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 24, 2009
On tap at Popeye’s. Served in a US Pint glass that held it’s raisin-coloured body well with a small off-white head resting firmly on top. Truth be told, I’m not the biggest fan of Baird, but I have been interested in drinking low alcohol beers lately and this one seemed okay to try, and I was glad that I did. Has a gentle roasted smell that calms my troubled mind. Taste showcased a well made, finely balanced brew that had elements of coffee, fruitcake, caramelized fruit, biscuits, fig, grilled chicken, and lots of smoke. There was a kind of nutty presence happening here as well; specifically unsalted almonds. Finish was bitter and round and had a bit of a dry touch. Really (surprisingly) pleased with this.


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