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


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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.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (4692) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from Brewhouse Brisbane 070215. Very good beer this one with a malty complexion from the aroma all the way to the finish. Full bodied and fills the mouth with toffee flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2015
Tap at Pump. Wow, a real surprise. Aroma is light sweetness, wheaty, light citrus hops and bubblegum. Taste is good, hoppiness is more prominent. Bubblegum again and some graininess. Good stuff. I’ll definitely have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OneBrewru (11) - JAPAN - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6103) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
140 ml glass on draft at Baird’s Harajuku Taproom. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, floral notes. Tastes of floral notes, nice hops, biscuit, light citrus. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty nice hop flavor for a lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9610) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (623) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 20, 2013
Draught at Bungalow. Looks good: cloudy golden amber. Quite hoppy for a lager- almost feels like a weak ale. Medium carbonation and crisp palate. Quaffable, but tasty and refined. If only more lagers were like this..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2410) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer. Almost clear rich looking amber, white foam head with nice lacing. Nose is pale grain malt, bit of a straw and grass tang, little toasty bread. Taste is pale malt cereal grain, straw, dry grassy tang, light bread and some really nice tropical notes of mango and lychee. Nice lager.

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