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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: American Pale Ale
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This quenching brew is crafted in the American west-coast style. It sports a beautiful soft citrus hop aroma which gives way to a round, honeyed-fruit flavor. The finish is crisp and refreshing.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheJestersBeer (2308) - - JUN 18, 2012
360ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, medium gold, with a white head. Hoppy, slightly burnt aroma, spruce, caramel, passion fruit, lime, malt. Dry, light to medium in both body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy taste, apricot, orange peel, malt, yeast, hay, spicy. (2012-06-13)


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (263) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 7, 2016
Bien buvable ma foi. Une jolie pale ale. Nez assez fruité (agrumes, très léger fond de papaye) et légèrement levuré. La bouche est timide sans être trop aqueuse. On y retrouve facilement les agrumes, les levures se font plus que discrètes et on y retrouve même un fond céréalier. Sympathique.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (869) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Clear golden beer, white head. Light citrus aroma and lots of hops and citrus in the flavour. Bit of a bready, malty taste too. Really drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Don2711 (307) - - JAN 11, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2016 Citrus aroma with grapefruit flavours. Taste follows accordingly with honeyed tones. Good bite on palate and fine strength. Fine pale ale in American tradition.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Cask at Standing Order. Pours clear golden. Nose is citrys, gentle malts, floral. Taste is citrus fruits, soft maltiness, floral, grassy bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3985) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
(Baird Rising Sun Pale Ale) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 5.5% Orange coloured body, tall and soapy white head on top, with good retention. Aroma has nice citrus notes, grapefruit, light orange and tangerine. Taste follows, citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, mild bitter finish. Medium thin body, good carbonation, nicely dry on the palate. Pretty standard and thus highly drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sir__v (1462) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle from L’Abbaye des Saveurs, Lille - FR. Color: poors orange blond beer with yeast and no carbonation small white foam. Smell: fruity domination, apricot and peach notes. Sweet caramel and hoppy. Taste: medium body. notes of exotic fruit. Peach domination. Caramel malt balanced. High attenuation. Good at all but really not special! Aftertaste: resin taste, wet bitterness. Not so good aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zenkis (747) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 15, 2015
bottle, package date 09.11.14.
Toasted malts forwarded medium to light bitter brew. Reminds more homebrew, but maybe due to overtime for pale ale. Mellowed to "old or adult" beer condition but lacks flavor seduction, like balance sum = zerro. Slightly dark amber in color, very foamy top. More bitter so +1 overall compared to previous post.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (591) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 3, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Hazy orange color with off-white head. In the aroma you get sweet tangerines and other citrus fruits. Taste is also sweet and fruity at first and gets more balanced and slightly bitter with grapefruit notes on the finish. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Overall it’s a decent, easy to drink pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
antonstoop (273) - - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Pours a light copper with a nice cloudy apearance. Aroma. sweet aroma of citrus. Medium body with a low carbonation. Taste is grapefruit and pine with some sweetness and yeast. Taste a bit like a homebrew. Aftertaste is medium bitter with yeast and malts. Like most baird beers the yeast is too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3968) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2015
330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/20/2014. Labeled as 5.5%. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, apple, peach, apricot, mango, light pepper/pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, apple, peach, apricot, mango, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, peach, apricot, mango, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fair amount of dryness after the finish from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice American pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Even with the obvious English yeast counterpart, I feel this still fits the American style with it’s citrus and tropical flavors. A very enjoyable offering.


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