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


on tap

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015

Draught @ CBC 2015 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Baird Ganko Oyaji (Stubborn Old Man) Barley Wine ].
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, candy, bisquit - toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, candy, sweet malt, toffee - bisquit. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150501]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36271) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24032) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21773) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2009
Draught at Baird Naka-Meguro Taproom. Cloudy nut brown, small head. Caramelly and fruity, mature with estery alcohol - that’s how it introduces itself. Fairly sweet with solid caramelly body. Salty and grapefruity with depth in the caramely malt and lasting bitterness. Competent and charming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20000) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
1st May 2015
CBC Blue Session. Keg. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth, slight soft. Decent fine carbonation. Sweetish caramel streaked malts, light dry malt cream. Mild spice, A little dried fruits. Light dry finish. Sweet and fairlyt drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Tap at CBC15... Copper.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet dry toffee fruit nose... Soft musty toffee fruit

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (14698) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015, blue session, with Ken, Colin, Reuben and Alex. Clear golden/copper beer with a small head. Malty caramel aroma, vinous, floral. Malty toffee flavor, vinous, raisins, caramel, floral notes, a bit too boozy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14611) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (14429) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
CBC. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wood and light alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with some alcohol. 010515

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