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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Baird Natsumikan Summer Ale is an extraordinarily unique beer that was an immense challenge to brew. Wheat and barley combine in equal proportions as the base malt; Japanese candy sugar contributes five percent of the fermentables; and freshly peeled and crushed natsumikans (Japanese summer mikans) from both Shizuoka and Fukuoka are added to the kettle at the end of wort boiling (approximately 33 kg of natsumikans per 225 liters wort). The natsumikans from Shizuoka (the Heda garden of our carpenter friend, Nagakura-san) are quite large, grapefruit-like mikans with a distinct grapefruit-like tart and sour character. The Fukuoka mikans (from the Kita-Kyushu orchard of beer enthusiast and friend, Tago-san), on the other hand, are smaller, sweeter and more orange-like in character. Aprroximately 75% of the natsumikans we used come from Shizuoka and 25% from Fukuoka

Also known as Shizuoka Summer Mikan.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of citrus with notes of hops. Fruity flavour of citrus with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Cloudy golden with a medium off white head. Sweet fruity atoma with grapefruit and malty notes. Sweet flavour with malt, pine, hops, grapefruit and lime notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled as Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale. A hazy golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, fruit - peaches, and spices - ginger. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruit peaches and grapefruit, as well as malt and some spices, leading to a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10606) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
hazy yellow, small white head. flowery aroma, yellow fruity. alc. well hidden. flavor is very dry, flowery faint bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (9650) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Light white head. Sweetness, fruits, light citrus and light sourness in the aroma. Flavour is fruty, citric and has some sweetness. Vague sourness. Medium bodied. dry. Ends on a grapish note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy, peachy and smooth fruity hoppy. Flavour mild citric, crisp fruity and with a mild sweetness coming through. Smooth citrus fruity flavoured finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Comes as "Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale". Hazy golden with an off-white head leaving laces. Sweet, fruity citrusy aroma. Medium body, fresh fruitiness, citrusy but not overly bitter. Discreet underlying sweetness. Ends a little dry. Very fresh, you get the citrus without the bitterness. 130909

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle 633 ml
Appearance: deep murky amber , bright loose frothy light top. 3-
Nose: Slight citric , fruity soft yet with kind of bite , soda on top.
Flavor/Palate : Light bodied , slight citrus , fresh fruity ale. Sweet at finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
Bomber from Captain Couger and rated at 6%. Medium orange with a soapy white fead. Fruity aroma. Appropriate understated carbonation. Taste is tangerine and orange, with other citruys.Fruity aroma. Easy drinking, sweet but not too sweet nor too malty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009

Name: Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale
Date: August 15, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light floral, earthy balance, touch of honey
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, earthy balance, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4


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