Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Amber-gold in color, softly floral in aroma and roundly malty in flavor, Baird Numazu Lager strikes a perfect balance between complexity and drinkability. The smooth lager character is accentuated by a long period (four months) of post-packaging cold conditioning. The pinpoint natural carbonation that is achieved during this long period of conditioning and maturation ensures that the last sip is a fresh and effervescent as the first.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OneBrewru (11) - - APR 15, 2011
The appearance is slightly caramel and amber in color, with a rich and persistent rocky head. It looks good, but not like a lager. The aroma is characterized by soft, rounded malts and a very slight hint of lemony hops. The taste is light, but with caramel and buttery hops being apparent. The hops taste a bit more like yuzu than I would have expected. The mouthfeel is soft, with light and small bubbles. Given that this beer had won a Gold Medal for lager style at the 2010 World Cup, I had high expectations. All in all, it was pretty good but not completely spectacular. That being said, I can still enjoy a number of these.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iznogud (2614) - CROATIA - AUG 13, 2016
On tap at Len Hostel, Kyoto. Pours hazy orange to amber with white head. Malty, caramel, grainy, some citrus notes. Light to medium bodied. Drinkable, but that’s about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Caramelly and floral aroma with cereal grain notes. Taste follows the same and is crisp on the palate. A real treat of a beer for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrjez (478) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2016
From old notes, on tap at Lingua, early 2015? Nice amber-gold with a tight foamy head and decent lacing. Aroma is light on, crackers, grassy, a touch of freshly cut flowers. Malt notes dominate the flavour, bready and slightly earthy, gentle hop. Medium carbonation and a light-medium body, soft bitter feel. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (4687) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle at Firebird in causeway bay. Rich golden color. Very Grassy pils malt aroma. Strong pils taste like saaz. Holds a white head. Lots of pleasant bitterness and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2016
from Erzbierschof - hazy dark amber-orange beer with no head retention; discrete fruity and flowery aroma; solid but subtle carbonation; a fair malt backbone, quite dry and long grainy and flowery finish where the fruity tones remain behind

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Sampled at The Festival 2015 in St. Petes with Vinny. Pours a clear golden body with soapy lace. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with notes of caramel, grain, cereal, soft wheat and a touch of sweetness. Decent lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (832) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
33cl bottle, purchased at De Bierkoning, Amsterdam and poured into a long stemmed tulip glass on 03-Oct-2015. Hazy golden colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma if cereal, floral pine and malt. Medium body and carbonation. Light caramel, cereal and hops. A good bittersweet hoppy lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1361) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 6, 2015
Restrained aroma in a golden pour. Fruity rather than hoppy balance with a nice clean finish. Interesting taste profile for a larger - and better for it (to my mind).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1227) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich. Beautiful amber & copper color. Very drinkable indeed, with a rather malty palate and taste, almost a bit dusty. Still a very good amber lager though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5874) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Stoked to see a sessionable beer on at the Festival especially some lager beer. Clearish golden with medium white head. Notes of light bubblegum hop, caramel malt, corn, and clean grain. Nice lager

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