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


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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Generous, tight-bubbled head that remains rocky throughout the tasting. Lots of chunky lace on the glass. The color red-orange amber with a solid haze. Sweet, hoppy and attractive. Floral aroma of fresh hop cones. Enough malt to make it very balanced. Close to perfection. Beautiful bitter. The malt is present but in the background. The hop, if I am hyper-critical, is leaning toward the harsh side. Extraordinarily drinkable. If I were to have a complaint, it would be that the liquor is on the thin side for such a flavorful beer. Still, this is an exceptional beer well worth seeking out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3065) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2009
bit of astringent all around along with a touch of soap. but besides that is many flavors of caramel and really hoppy bitterness. some caramel. better than average yet not outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2009
The aroma is malty and papery with hops to balance. The appearance is amber and cloudy with a foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma but not all together pleasant. The palate is typical for the style. Overall this is OK but I am not sure it’s a california common.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2009
12oz. Bottle:: Aroma of malts, toasting, hops, light caramel, and a touch of brown sugar. Poured amber/copper in color with a small to medium-sized off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malts, toasting, light cookie, slight tobacco, flower leaves, and tea. Medium body. Slightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Malty, floral finish is lightly chalky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2009
pours amber, beige head, thick. Aroma is malty, hoppy with fresh citrus notes. Retain the familiar Baird yeast aroma. Taste, malty, followed by some floral sweetness, caramel malts, keep a good malt profile. Thin yeasty deposit in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3934) - - MAR 7, 2009
murky muddy rust color under a huge fizzy beige head. peachy hops aroma. flavor is hoppy with floral peach notes and some spicy malts and pepper. crisp and spicy palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 Overall , it just reminds me a little bit of a home brew gone a little a stray. The nose has a very floral bouquet which is pretty common with some home brews. The aftertaste has a nector flavor from a poorly brewed lager. I had a lot of trouble getting past these issues which really held me back from saying anything very positive about the brew. Will defeintely try another from this brewery, but likely wont purchase this again. 11/2012: Tried it again and I feel th same way as I originally rated it. Just soemthing about it that turns me off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle. Pour was a medium sized tan fizzy head with poor retention, splotchy amount of lacing, transparent, visible carbonation, and an orange hue. The aroma malty, caramel, citrus hops, pine, and fruity. The flavor was malty, citrus hops, fruity, crisp, somewhat rich tasting, and a dry finish. Smooth texture and medium bodied. An easy to drink beer, decent balance and okay for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a large, foamy, off-white head, mostly diminishing with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, husky grain, cereal), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine, citrus), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apricot, apple, and pear. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
junon (429) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Not getting the fruit aroma that others are reporting. However I definitely get the caramel and pine notes. This goes down really easy and smooth. I would of liked just a bit more alcoholic bite on this.

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