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


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
15th May 2013
Hazy deep amber beer, good white head. Palate is light and dry with a crisp trailing edge. Mild malt, touch of soft cream. Not very lager like in character. Mild citrus before the softish and semi dry finish. Nicely joined up and pretty quaffable, but more like a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle at The Foundry (Mohamed Sultan Rd), Singapore
Cloudy light amber color. Mild malt aroma. Mild malt and caramel flavor, very light cereals, but with some light acidity too.
Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
Draught at Harajuku Taproom, Tokyo. Clear golden - white head. Nice malty. Nice medium hoppy. Dryness. Lught body. Light bitterness. Fruity hoppy. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Tap at Tadg’s Gastro Pub, Kyoto. Amber-golden color, small steady white head, lace. Aroma has light citrus and maltyness. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Earthy hoppy, a bit citrus floral flavor. Clean hoppy lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10000) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
A golden amber lager with a thin white head. In aroma, nice perfumey malt with smooth chalky notes. In mouth, a nice quaffer, crisp malt, light grainy notes, rye notes. On tap at Deep Ellum, Jan. 16 2011.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Apricot fruitiness seeps from the discreet honeyed maltiness of this Vienna, as spicy, herbal hops balance out the back end. All is subtle and quenching.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the misty amber.
-The hop aroma is even minty at times.
-Nose and flavor profile are both a little too subdued.
-Drinkability is optimal and seems to be this beer’s main aim.
-Fruitiness also includes orange character.

Bottle; thx Tim!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6738) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. I’m surprised at the style designation listed here as "vienna"== to me, there is more character imparted from the hops and yeast than from the malt, and furthermore, I associated the maltiness of a vienna with caramel, bread crusts, etc. Anyhow, if this is an acceptable vienna, then my appreciation (and education) of viennas just took a big leap forward, because this is an excellent beer. Medium golden body, with a slight haze and a uniform, moderately dense 2 finger head. Lovely soft fruit aroma, melons and pears come to mind. Soft fruity palate with a nice bread malt sweetness and low bitterness. The flavours here are just so pleasant and the palate is nice and soft. This was a great lager, no matter which subclass you file it under.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6449) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2009
Draught at the Taproom in Numazu. Very strong American citrus hop aroma. Tall, rocky head; light amber color. Flavor citrus flavor, with peppery hops and a very bitter finish. Quite fruity as well. Very ale-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4624) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle. Dark golden amber with a thick white head; by appearance could be an IPA. Quiet aroma still has some depth. I get notes of floral, herb and candied ginger. Flavour has a striking grain quality. I think of multigrain buns at the front and pick up fruity marmelade notes in the the finish and long aftertaste. Flavour seems to drop in the middle but then bounces back even higher. A nice pitcher with a pizza or game beer. Seems lively and characterful for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a solid white head with good retention leaving some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel malts and floral notes. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with a nice balance of hoppy bitterness both floral and citrusy and a hint of some spice. Although called a lager, this beer has much more complex flavors to it. This is a very tasty beer for the style. Just have to get another one for a photo.

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