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Baird Spring Thaw Dark Wheat Ale

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Baird Spring Thaw Dark Wheat Ale
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Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Wheat Ale
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
While most wheat-based ales are light in color and quenching in flavor, this early spring version is hued in tones of emerald-brown and is more richly expressive in flavor than its lighter colored cousin. In the glass, a tightly latticed cap of wheat protein enriched white foam does the introductions. The wholesome, biscuity aromatics of malted wheat are joined harmoniously with floral and spicy hop notes. A first swallow reveals an extremely refreshing quality that manages somehow to also be pleasantly satiating. This really is a hybrid beer that is a unique cross between a Wheat Ale, an Amber ale and a Dark Mild.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3184) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2007
Dark amber color. Wheat nose with notes of apricots and chocolate. Med body, mildly sour chocolate and wheat and a sour finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
Very little head. Darkened bronze beer. Thin aroma with hints of banana, chocolate and coffee. Lite zesty body. Thin flavour but strong lasting finish. Notes of chocolate then coffee.


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