GenkiGonzo (1033) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. Ruby colour, small head. Spicy, caramel, hop aroma. Flavour has some nice citrus hops along with some spice and malts.
vanvenlo (1733) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grain and Grape bottle (14-Oct-2014)Sweet fruit spice aroma.Brown red,low head&suds lace.Spicy fruit rose flavour.Bitter fruit spice aftertaste.
Lunkie (1784) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Herbal hop spice aroma. Clear Amber colour good head and lacing. Malt citrus hop herbal flavour. Smooth palate.
Choos (725) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: fresh hop aroma with a good balance of sweet crystal malt
App: amber red and hazy with the yeast added tan head sheet lacing.
Flavour: initial hop bitterness giving way to sweet malt
Palate: finishes with long hop bitterness
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beer-yum (1293) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2015 An impressive beer that provides a full bodied well balanced taste in a close to session-able strength.
Gurthnar (4838) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Bulk_Carrier (3630) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
sulawang (1000) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Beerhunter111 (16457) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig hopfig, blumig, Karamell. Geschmack fruchtig, hopfig, blumig, leicht hefig, Karamell.