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


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RATINGS: 174   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1346) - 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 (3675) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Slightly hazy copper pour with a fluffy beige head. Roasted caramel malts on the nose. Citrus hops well balanced with caramel malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Dark copper body with a medium khaki head. The aroma has some rish notes of roasted peanuts and black tea. There is also some pear character. The taste was largely black tea with some notes of almonds. There is also a faint hint of citrus, but it’s behind that tea character. nicely balanced and malty, this is not on the hoppy end of ambers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2008
OK amber ale, pours amber/copper with a small off-white head. Citrus hops with a slight tea note to it. Malts balance well with the fruity hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle, shared by eyedrinkale. Blond / amber color with some head. Aroma is grainy malt, some caramel malt, and light citric fruit. Flavor is similar, grainy malt with a little sweetness as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Bottle from EDA. Pours with a nice head. Dank, wet hop aroma, a bit watery, some dry rice. Cherry Tree flavor, steamy body, shells, clam, finishing hops. Pretty enjoyable stuff. My second California Common, after some 1500 ratings :O

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (1987) - Manama, BAHRAIN - NOV 12, 2007
Good looking copper with a thick tan head. Sweet fruity aroma, citrus, caramel, malts. Nice. Full body, with nice carbonation. Tastes of light fruit, citrus hops, and some light malt background. Finishes with a decent hop bite. Baird makes some fine brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
The bottle foamed up upon opening. Hazy light copper color. Light hopped aroma. The flavor had a malty start with a citrus hop finish. Mildly bitter.

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