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Baird Red Rose Amber Ale

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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: California Common
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This original amber ale is inspired by the "Steam" style of beer. Whereas a "Steam" is a lager beer fermented at an elevated ale-type temperature, Red Rose is an ale fermented at a lower lager-type temperature. Like a "Steam," Red Rose combines a crisp lager refreshingness with a robust ale fruitiness. A lovely citrus-pine hop character is present from start to finish.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig hopfig, blumig, Karamell. Geschmack fruchtig, hopfig, blumig, leicht hefig, Karamell.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeissGary (279) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Ruby red body, light head, beautiful sweet hop aroma with boozy tones, complex malty taste with sweet tropical notes. Truly fantastic! Lovely beer!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at Butter’s SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Clear amber body with a small creamy off white head. Sweet malt and light floral aroma. Sweet caramel and light floral and tea flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle at The Foundry (Mohamed Sultan Rd), Singapore, 5.5% ABV
Cloudy amber color with generous head. Aroma of malt and yeast, some caramel fudge candies. Smooth mouthfeel; pleasant flavor of caramel fudge (more caramel than fudge); correct bitterness.
Balanced, good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (620) - HONG KONG - DEC 19, 2013


360 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place in Mong Kok.

Cloudy hazy dark amber red colour with chocolate-colour dirt like yeast sediments; One finger head with beautiful, crumpety off white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Quite fragrant sweet aroma of full ale malt, with dark fruit, honey, chocolate, caramel, bread, yeast, light lemon and grass; Mid to light sweet taste of full ale malt, with very light grapefruit, faint cherry, dry biscuits, bread, yeast, molasses, liquorices, lime and grassy hops; Medium body, quite thick and slick palate; Mouth feel is full Ale - close to Premium Bitter - with pretty sharp German Pils-like bitterness. Minimal sweetness, thin but notable red fruits, bone-dry and bready, thick and slick. I like it! Hoppiness is red fruit and like grass nose, limey and herbal grass taste. Good dose of liquorices for a pretty licking bitter finish; Very dry after taste, crisp and nicely bitter to mouth.

Comments: As a Cali Common, this one is a bit simple in taste variety, but the looks, body, aroma, dryness and bitterness are as good as they can get. No detour or bumpy ride throughout, very enjoyable all the way. Recommended of course!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1060) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle at Stu’s flat. Deep copper body with a medium off-white head. Lively carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, wood and summer fruits. Flavour of toffee apple, wood, plum and faint citrus. Medium body with a chewy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Expensive but tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1439) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013
A touch of spice and some off-fruity hops. Dark amber color, kind of cloudy. Sweet overall taste, a bit bitter and starchy. Smooth, slick body. From the far side of San Francisco...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2013
5.5% half-pint at CBB. Nice cloudy amber honey color with a thin filmy head. Caramel & some sort of herbal/spice quality I can’t pin down in the aroma. The body is smooth but thin with a very light carbonation. The taste is lightly bitter, acidic with a bit of caramel in the finish. An ok ale, slightly bitter but fairly well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2013
Draught @ Bungalow. Dark amber, off-white head. Resiny hops and ripe oranges in the nose. Medium body, fine carbonation. Not as fruity as I expected, but still has some nice flavours of fruit and caramel. Restrained bitterness, nice clean finish. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2013
Poured a hazy dark brown amber colour with a two-finger off white foamy head that retained well and laced well. Low carbonation. Aroma very slightly of floral hops and not much else. Taste mild semi-sweet malt fading to mild hops. Light body. Short, crisp, mild hops bitterness finish.


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