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Baird Ganko Oyaji (Stubborn Old Man) Barley Wine

Baird Ganko Oyaji (Stubborn Old Man) Barley Wine
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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (679) - - MAR 9, 2014
Mild caramel aroma, pear. Deep plum flavor, caramel malt, raisin, apple, creamy sweet finish. Pleasant smooth brew, quite flavorful with sweetness covering most of the alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Mildly caramelized cereals (for the style) are topped with citrusy hops and their wooden depths as resinous bitterness seals this competent Barley Wine.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy amber.
-The flavor profile is harmonious throughout.
-This is not a heavy example ; it’s quite approachable and engaging.
-This sample was quite young (2013 vintage) and I imagine the aroma will especially come together with a little more time.

On tap at Goodbeer Faucets.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13404) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
Draught at Craft Beer Market, Tokyo- RBJG#2. Clear golden/amber - white head. Alcoholic, sweetness, sharp hoppy/alcoholic, bitterness, barley, dried fruits, bisquit, raisins, nutty, toffee, caramel, citrus, far too boozy/young/unbalanced.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
Draught at Craft Beer Market Toranomon, Tokyo. Deep amber colour with a minimal white head. Sweet honey aroma. Sweet caramel, alcohol flavour. A bit too light bodied for a barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
Tap at the Watering Hole. Murky dark orange amber colour, not much head. Aroma is double ipa style, booziness and hops. Spicy malty too. Taste is full on, sweet, boozy, bit caramel, touch of citrus. Quite weird, but alright. Seems more like a big iipa than a barley wine. Lots of booze, maybe too obvious, almost spirit-like in the finish. Not bad, but probably won’t rush to have it again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2013
Enjoyable barley wine. Good viscous mouth feel and a nice malty backbone. Lacks that something special.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (909) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a dark orange with very little head. Aromas of sugar and candied fruits like nectarine and some toffee. Taste of candied fruits, roasted malts with slight hints of citrus. Dry aftertaste. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3242) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2011
Small head murky dark amber pour aromas caramel honey toffee brown sugar port raisin earthyness flavours rich fruity dried plums raisins sultanas port wine smooth bitter medium ibu toffee brown sugar caramel smooth vanilla pod touch earthyness finish hoppy tastes rich and sweet malts smooth flavours lasting bitter agood model for a barleywine

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 22, 2011
27/07/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (bottle). Degustazione al Baird Beer Festival. Bellissimo color ambrato/arancia, con riflessi rubino, schiuma quasi assente e poco persistente, lievemente giallina. Al naso ha una intensità notevole, un bel caramello, decise note fruttate e luppolo a volontà. In bocca è dolciastra con un lunghissimo finale luppolato incredibilmente intenso e persistente. Si sente parecchio l’alcol che dona una piacevole sensazione di "warming". Corpo medio-pieno, carbonazione soft. Ottimo Barley Wine, molto americano, molto convincente.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle shared by Doug, thanks!
Appearance: Poured hazy amber with a nice off-white head and some lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Caramel, candy, sweet malts
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel. Candy, brown sugar
Very nice barley wine, the alcohols are hidden


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