islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Cookie to biscuit aroma. Chalk dryness. Candied flower smell. Pleasant but not outstanding or particularly strong aroma. Am I detecting Belgian-esque yeast? Pours a bronze to sable color, maybe with some copper. More light brown than amber in color. Hazy from the yeast. Large amount of surprisingly thick, uneven, long-lasting, light taupe-colored head. Produces good lacing. Dry taste. Low on flavor but not unpleasant. Cardboard. Some fruit that is hard to identify: Maybe pomegranate? Floral flavor. A touch of metal in the finish (not a good thing). Light body. Mineral water-like palate effects. Baird Red Rose Amber Ale probably is better than this score indicates, and it is interesting, but no more so than one would expect from a hybrid style like California Common.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(nice) cloying sweet aroma, very floral and fruity -- peaches and grapefruit.
blurry amber, thick frothy bright beige head.
flavor is much milder, lots of floral and some fruit, but slightly watery.
somewhat thin, carbonation got lost in the head, leaves mild boring finish.
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours cloudy orange with nice head/bubbles. Nose of honey, floral hops. Taste is juniper, pine, florals. Finishes with spices and florals on the palette and a nice body.
ChopsandBailey (10) - USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloud rust color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of hops and fruit blend with a flavor to match.
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. The smell is very grainy, some malts, hops, ok combo. The look is cloudy, copper colored, and has a whitish head. The taste is malts, hops, slight citrus, not bad.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2009 Draught at Harajuku Taproom. Clear red/amber - offwhite head. Bitterness, amber malts, wet dog, light hoppy, caramel, toffee, sweetness, toasted, orange, fruity, light grainy....... And as Baird - Bay Stream Lager (are you sure it’s the same beer, they had Red Rose and Bay Steam on tap at the same time ???). Clear amber - offwhite head. Dried fruits, plums, figs, raisins, malty sweetness, light hoppy. (7/3/3/7/14)
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a hazy amber with a white head. aroma of grains, caramel, and some slight citrus with the flavor being much the same. light body.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham, NC. Pours a very hazy brownish-rose color. Aroma is caramel, faint grain and a tart floral note. Taste is caramel, bitter, leafy hops, tea, nuts and bread. Medium bodied. There are the faintest signs of what may be infection.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Hashigo Zake. Pours amber... Off white head.
Nice hoppy citrus nose, bit of biscuity malt. Initial flavour is nice, with a fair bit of zesty hops and toasted malt. However it seems truncated, when the bitterness is brief and finish negligible.
Tasty, clean and very drinkable. This one does grow on you. I could have a few for sure.
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy amber with a white head. Spicy caramel aroma is lightly sweet. Medium body. Yeasty, spicy caramel flavors with light pit fruit notes. Not too bad.