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


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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (1042) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2015 An impressive beer that provides a full bodied well balanced taste in a close to session-able strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (4079) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Aroma malty, honeyish, biscuity. Light citrusy hoppiness. Light diacetyl. Lightly hazy deep amber colour. Balanced taste, caramelly biscuity maltiness up front, resiny hoppiness later, moderate bitterness. Long resiny finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
on tap at the taproom in tokyo. clear amber with a lingering off-white head, loads of lacing; aroma of caramel and citrus; decent whack of bitterness, gold bricks, pine, floorboards; pleasant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3159) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUN 24, 2014
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy amber to brown color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was some light to somewhat foamy lacing trying to stick to the sides but it slides for the most part. The smell was pretty good as it had a nice blend of sweet caramel malts to sweet citrusy fruits. The taste was mainly sweet through everything combined. There was a pretty good sweet aftertaste that lead to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation seems appropriately styled and was pretty good all around. Overall, well gee. I’ve been having some Amber/Red ales lately and a fair amount of them just have seemed to be on par but this one because of the hoppiness that comes out but still doesn’t come across as overbearing, I’d take this one over a fair amount of other Red ales these days.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (836) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
Visual: 100% Japanese label other than the name,a true import. But I had to go to the specialty liquor shops in Japan to find Baird beers. Pours cloudy iced tea brown with a nice sized foamy head, a thin layer of retention, some lacing, several steady singular streams. Nose: clean, medium-sweet caramel malts. Very nice. (lvl-8)-pungency Attack: creamy-smooth mouthfeel Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel malts, light cocoa, almost milky Finish: soft medium bitter pine hops + cocoa finish. Summary: Crazy smooth and easy-sipping. Once again I’m surprised at the fact I finished this beer in under 5 minutes just tasting it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (13053) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeissGary (286) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (17462) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1301) - 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!

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