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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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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2007
Thick bubbly white head, sweet malty nose with mild citrus flavors and cotton candy in the nose. Thick sweet malty mouth with brandy, cherries and chocolate, but the complexity still isnft quit what I expected. Sharp dry bitter finish with moderate hop resiness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2445) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2007
[on tap at Popeye] Nice balance of hops and aged, raisiny dried fruits. A strange, little scotch tape note in the aroma. Bright copper with some lace, but no top. Quite strong U.S. hops, that give that characteristic salty highly hopped feel, followed by apricot and caramel. Later on, cotton candy makes an appearance. Summed up by a bitter, nutty finish. Medium body and low carbonation.


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