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


on tap

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Turtles (2065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy dark golden, medium size white head, weak lacing. Citrus fruity and zesty nose. Sharp bitter taste, really zesty and floral. A lot of citrus fruit in this one, but the bitterness gets sharp and rough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (3369) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2016
Flaska från SB. Fin etikett. Bärnstensfärgad, en del fint sediment lågt men krämigt skum. Inte så stor doft, mandarinjuice (mikan antar jag), aprikos, lite blommig citrus. IPA-liknande smakbild, bra kropp med lite havrekakor, knäck, lätt syrlig och ganska söt, mjuk mjuk lite krämig munkänsla. Ganska komplex om än inte särskilt stor citrus smak, citrusblom, lite syrlig juice och mandarinskal, i smakbilden finns också en växande smak av mintpastill med en aning viol och tvål. Måttlig beska. Intressant smakbild som dock nog varit piggare färsk. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (1366) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden amber beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes citrus zest, herbs, oranges, caramel and grass. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, grapefruit, caramel, apricots and herbs. Astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewhemia (208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
Hazy light amber beer with nice lingering white head. Some yeast sediment falls to the bottom. Nice and very subtle malt aroma with a faint fresh fruity sweetness. The taste is mildly sweet with a soft bitter finish. A nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (1539) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2016
@ Kristoffers väg 14/3-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty and fruity with some citrus and notes of spices. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter with notes of malt and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (637) - 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 (2725) - 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 (71) - 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 (6306) - 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 (23333) - 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.

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