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Baird O-Bosan Ale

Baird O-Bosan Ale
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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Belgian beer landscape is dotted with monastic breweries that have created many unique beer styles over the long course of their brewing history. One such style is a Belgian Dubbel. Dark red to brown in color, Dubbels tend to be relatively strong in gravity and alcohol, medium in body, with flavor notes of caramel, chocolate and pit fruit. If this style had been brewed in Japan, it undoubtedly would have been crafted by some beer-loving sect of Buddhist monks (O-Bosan). Sadly, it hadn’t been. The Baird brewers have stepped in to fill the void. Our O-Bosan Ale is a celebration of the religious history that informs large segments of beer culture. May it help you to find your inner being!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenkiGonzo (238) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle from Yamaoka. Nice amber colour. Caramel and fruit aroma with some chocolate. Quite sweet taste. Easy to drink dubbel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1857) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2013
On tap at Tadg’s at KyotoLefty’s book launch event. A decent ale, kind of middle of the road but pretty good. Reddish orange color with a decent head & aroma. Nice enough. 

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3123) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
rich chocolately, moderately sweet, malty. Notes of wood and dark fruit. Well made, but nothing that stands out

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2012
Dark aber color, light for a Dubbel. Wonderful nose, rich and chuwy, with lots of caramel, chocolate, and some dried fruit. Flavor does not live up, though, very sweet, with caramel but no rich chuwiness. Very light, almost thin body. Decent dubbel, but the nose brought on thoughts of greatness, which somehow did not come.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike12da (69) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2012
First time to have a Japanese made Belgian dubble. But Baird would be the guys to do it properly. But it’s also not something to drink on draft, needs some time in the bottle. Solid enough, slightly nutty, sweet but not too much. Low carbonation for the style. Worth trying for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2287) - JAPAN - AUG 2, 2012
Good solid Dubbel. Not really too phenolic or spicy, but quite deep malt characteristics keep it interesting. A decent bitter finish also embellishes this from also ran territory, to leave a lasting, light, but heavy oxymoronic impression.


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