Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
The mikans used in this brew are fresh, succulent, and local -- harvested on the Heda land and by the hand of our carpenter friend, Nagakura-san. The Baird brewers hand-process the harvested mikans, shaving off the outer skin of the peel and pressing the juice. Both peel shavings and juice are added to the brew at different stages of production. The mikans serve to add depth and complexity to an already sumptious ale; their role is to complement, not dominate. In addition to mikans, the 2009 Carpenter’s Mikan Ale incorporates a grain bill including Maris Otter pale ale malt, wheat malt, unmalted wheat and two types of Japanese sugar (sudakito and akato). The hopping schedule features cirtrusy Centennial and Cascade varieties including dry-hop additions to the conditioning tank. The combination of mikans and citrus hops provide an exquisitely complex yet balanced fruit character. The wonderful aromatics of this character waft gorgeously from the billowy white head that forms in the glass. Final transport to beer Nirvana comes courtesy of the tight and spritzy natural carbonation that works to keep you tastebuds fresh and alert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (503) - SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a golden colour beer with a medium head. Fruity and hoppy with some malty notes and some sweetness. Pretty good food beer. Dry fruity finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2585) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2016
@ Havregatan 20160312. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and fruity, citrusy and caramely with light vanilla notes, quite sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and citrusy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Axile (68) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle from SB. Hazy golden brownyellow color with a small offwhite head. Fruity aromas, orange, apricot and botrytis. Citrusy taste with hints of herbs and hay.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (6036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle from web SB cons 2016-03-08 Göteborg AR: glue, caramel, bread AP: hazy bronze, wee bubbly ofwhite creamy head F: fizzy, mandarine, heavy bitterness, wee glue, bready, citrus dry, apricot oil,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty weak spicy hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity smell with a citrusy orange-like aroma. Also got some hops. Similar taste. Unusual fruity aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SvanteL (243) - SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2016
Guldgul, disig med vitt skum. Mycket fruktig doft med persika, aprikos, mandarin, marmelad och fruktkola. Smaken är fruktigt söt med mycket tropiskt, lite ananas, mandarin, även här en viss marmeladsötma och på slutet en fint balanserande beska. Riktig fruktigt komplex och god.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (2925) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
Gylden brun klar med høyt eggegult skum. Lukter sydhavsfrukter, papp, fersken og noe fudge og honning. Lett søtlig, frukt og karamell. Middels bitter mot sitrusskall som sittet noe utover.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (1198) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2016
Aroma is pretty sweet and malty. Tangerine smell and some honey. Taste is sweet oranges, light malty and fruity. In the aftertaste there’s a sharp and slightly annoying attack of what I guess is the Mikan fruit? Overall pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (805) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2016
Flaska från SB. Dimmigt orangegul med fluffigt vitt skum. Maltig doft med fruktinslag. Udda fruktsmak, lite dov citrus.

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