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


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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Poured clear copper color with a large white frothy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hoppy and light malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew and a standout for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2011 Bottle from the brewery. Dark amber color—approaching dark brown. Wide, bubbly head. Amber malt aroma, hops, cherry, slightly earthy, some pine. Medium bodied—a little too thin, medium richness. Bubblegum, cherry fruitiness, with decent light roasted malt flavor, and very good hops. Overall impression is dry, with decent fruit and a touch of sweetness. Finish is very dry and hoppy and lasts a long time. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Nice pour with good lacing and foam. Slight sweetness in the flavor with a touch of fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
Clear amber with large beige head.sweet aroma with toasted malt, spices and caramel notes. Spicy flavour wiith hoppy malty and caramel notes. Finished bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - DEC 9, 2008
A solid sweetish beer. Whilst unexceptional for the style I wouldnt pass it up if offered. Has a nice fruity nose on it but doesnt really deliver the the malty caramel flavour I like in this style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2008
(12oz bottle) Large off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, earthy, plum, some toast, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, raisin/plum, some caramel, light orange. Smooth light-medium body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle from PC Market of Choice in Eugene, OR. Amber color with a creamy off-white head. Light and airy aromas of citrus and pine. Near full bodied with almost chewy carbonation. Flavor is spicy caramel with lots of citrus and resin hop. Flavors stick til the finish, which is dry and awesome bitter - but tingly rather than harsh. Just most brilliant. Every sip is a treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1361) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts and citrus hops. Light but balanced. Flavor is also light with caramel malts and citrus hops. Flavor doesn’t linger as long as I thought it would. Good but not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2008
355 ml. Foggy, dark ruby-tinted copper color with a three-finger creamy head that lasts well. Big aroma of caramel, citrus hop, cocoa, grape and apple. Taste has not quite so much depth: more resin, wood, tea leaf and citrus than the aroma indicates, with a slight caramel-apple note. The blend of these flavors leaves a long finish of bitter resin and toasted nut. Medium body is watery, a tad too fizzy, and finishes almost astringently dry. Wow, the look and smell of this one is great but the taste and mouthfeel just don’t hold up their end. A nice brew that is much better than Anchor Steam, but somewhat of a tease that disappoints after the exciting foreplay. Not really worth the asking price ($4.99).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - JUL 20, 2008
Taste 7/8 Bottle(date?) Looks: Amber body, nice thick creamy head. Aroma: Crisp. Spicy and floral hops. A little sour and sweet. Taste: Medium bodied. Fresh, hoppy and smooth. Very crisp and spicy, with a nice malt layering. Somewhere between an ESB/Premium Bitter and an IPA. I enjoyed it. Both sour and malty, with lots of citrus and spice.

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