RateBeer
overall
90
58
style
Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flav our of caramel, hops and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is bubblegum, fruity. Sweet, toasted malty and slight caramelish. Toasted malty. Mild bitter and light fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10200) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours golden with a very small offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, sweet ripe fruit, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, coconut, bread, alcohol. Medium body, soft carboantion, rather warm alcoholic finish. 010515

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2015
Tap. Cloudy dark amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Diacetyl, sharp sourness (both disappear later), prunes, raisins, sweet notes in aroma. Plums, raisins, sweet, bready, caramel in taste. Caramel and raisins in aftertaste. Very soft carbonation. No alcohol detected, but feel of it is there. Nice balanced bitterness. World class brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2015
Tap@Hopner, Tallinn. Pours amber with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt. Flavor is sweet, fruits, caramel, citrus, and some bitterness. Finish is herbal and citrus with some bitterness. Alcohol is rather well covered. Overall: nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2015
Tap (Hopner, Tallinn, meet the brewer tap takeover)
Nice bitter hop aroma. Nice red, carbonation moderate. Viscosity remarkably low, but thatís good in the palate, itís quite light for an 11% brew. Lovely malty body, but huge bitter hop component too. Absolutely lovely barley wine, covers the alcohol brilliantly. Finish has pleasant tingly bitterness. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2015
Tap. Dark hazy amber beer, small beige head. Fruity, malty, caramel nose, sugar. Flavor is fairly smooth and malty, some sweetness. Finishes with kind of a rough bitterness which clashes with the smooth malty caramel. Lingering herbal-hoppy bitterness, some sweetness. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Donít like the finish that much l, otherwise itís nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
At CBC. Poured medium amber with an off white ring. Aroma of sweet berries. Full body, flavour of moderately sweet berries, lightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at CBC- København. Hazy copper colored, good foam. Medium / high aroma intensity ; caramel, barrel influence, light hops. Medium full body & complexity . Some sweetness. Very Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Tap at CBC15... Copper.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet dry toffee fruit nose... Soft musty toffee fruit


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50