abemorsten (2916) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours hazy dark golden with no head. Initial aroma like a bland pilsner, a bit metallic. After some sips a faint tobacco scent blends in. All flavors are light: bitterness, sweetness, acidity. Light bodied with acidic finish.
(Sampled @ Nakameguro taproom February 2009)
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This featherweight of the Scottish Ale division might not muscle you into oohs and aahs, but its swift caramel malts and their bready base sure are able to converse with ease.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the orangey glow.
-Carbonation is soft and is obviously aimed at high drinkability.
-its finish is rather shy, which is disappointing.
-This is another Baird beer you could just pound all night.
Bottle; thx Tim!
TimE (3365) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Med mahogany color with strawberry muffins in the nose. Malty mouth with strawberry muffins. It lacks depth, but its straight forward and knows what it is at 3.2%. I only wish beer was cheaper in Japan, I would definetely drink this as a session beer.
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUL 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper orange with a thin, light tan head. Lightly roasted malts, caramel, yeast, and bread. Body is a bit thin with a little carbonation. Flavor is light, with bready malts, yeast, some roastedness, and some sweet caramel. Pretty good brew as I’ve come to expect from Baird.