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Baird Ganko Oyaji (Stubborn Old Man) Barley Wine

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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Snifter

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available

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Baird Ganko Oyaji ("Stubborn Old Man") Barley Wine gains its depth and complexity from simple enough sources -- i.e. a grist bill featuring just English Marris Otter pale ale and caramel malts (as well as a hint of Japanese candy sugar), and a hop bill highlighting English Fuggles. The hedonistic pleasure plays out oxymoronically -- i.e. bitter and sweet, heavy and light, exhilarating and exhausting.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
Draft @ CBC 2015. Pours a clear orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8062) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle. Reddish amber, hazy, with a very low beige head that retains poorly. Sweet sticky malts, floral notes, Swedish Berry Candy notes, low bitterness. A bit simple, but ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12906) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 2, 01/05/2015. Lightly hazed amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is mellow fruit, caramel, floral notes, sweet tunes. Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, earthy hop presence, toffee, perfume. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok but a little overly floral and lacking depth for my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (663) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle from Yamaoka. Dirty rusty pour with almost no head. Dark fruit and caramel malt aroma. Pretty sweet with the alcohol coming through.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8316) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of bread, caramel, malt, alcohol, vanilla and dried fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is raisin and cereal grains and citrus notes. Taste is a dark fruity and malty sweetness with a citrus hop bitterness and a dry toasted finish. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a nice barley wine style ale that must be sampled.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (297) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2015
Pours a cloudy burnt orange with no head. Aromas are spicy and herbaceous with hints of dried fruits like raisins, prunes, and currants. Flavours are well melded and at once sweet and savoury. Candy sugar, dried fruits, porridge grains, cardamom, alcohol, white pepper, and honey all make an appearance but are too polite to speak too loudly or out of turn. A short finish with a mild lingering astringency is all that remains to remind you of your last sip.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3692) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2015
On tap pours out a hazy golden topped with a sand head. Nose is sweet toffee caramel pit fruit and some rich malts. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel toffee spice and some of the fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2977) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
330ml brown bottle. 11% abv on label. Package date: 11 09 14. Deep orange colour with haze. Small creamy whitish cap with nice lacing. Nose has big rich toffee malts, brown sugar sweetness. Taste has rich toffee, brown sugar sweetness, citrusy hops. Toffee and citrus aftertaste with alcohol warming and some bitterness. Body is a bit thin, light carbonation. Good brew, a bit simple. I did enjoy it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (4349) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
Tap@CBC 2015, Blue Session - dark ambercoloured pour with off white head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruits, some spices on the palate, medium sweet bitter finish.


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