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


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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcolw (617) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle @ home. Aroma is very citrussy hops, touch of flower, lemon peel. Flavour is smooth but sharp bitterness, lovely fruity and flowery hops, piney indeed, nice malt note. Awesome beer, would love this as a session beer. If anyone can send me a fresh 6pack please contact me!

   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
360ml bottle. Poured a very deep amber, almost toffee colour with an off white foam that laces the glass. Roasted malt aroma with a bit of piney citrus thrown in. Strong in the mouth with good flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Appearance: Pours a hazy, reddish-amber body with a frothy, sudsy, off-white head. Fair amount of lace on the way down. Smell: Oven-toasted biscuits with a very distant kick of dark caramel and fruit boosted by hoppy scents of spice, citrus, coarsely chopped herbs, and wood. Taste: Toasted, day-old biscuits with hints of dry caramel. Touch of Tomcot apricots. Hop profile displays full tastes of zesty, zippy spices and citrus. Also, maybe, just maybe, even a tad woody. Medium-high bitterness thatís bold but not overbearing. The toasty qualities try to reemerge past the spice, citrus, and staunch bitterness, but itís to no avail. Finishes dry and bitter with a lingering toasty biscuitiness. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Delightfully quaffable -- one of those beers that itís hard to finish the review before I clear through the entire bottle. My first Baird beer and a rather good one! Hereís hoping the other three I purchased are as pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Medium sized, 12oz bottle. Tall head on an amber colored beer. Pleasant lacing. Hoppy aroma. Nice citrus and florals. Flavor is a rich sweet malt. Finishes dry. Chewy mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (1049) - 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 Iím surprised at the fact I finished this beer in under 5 minutes just tasting it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14162) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (7815) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2011
Bottled from Bierkompass. Amber color with creamy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of fruits, pine, spices. Taste, citrus, hints of caramel, apples mabe. Grapefruit bitter finish. Nice.

   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!

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