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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6293) - 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 (307) - 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 (3256) - 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 (1319) - 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 (926) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2016
Flaska från SB. Dimmigt orangegul med fluffigt vitt skum. Maltig doft med fruktinslag. Udda fruktsmak, lite dov citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle @ home. Lightly hazy yellow to light orange color, full sized white to off-white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma has indeed got a decent fruityness to it. Taste reminds me of straw, wheat, a light malt bitterness, orangepeel, light citrus. Decent body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34693) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2016
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruits, citrusy hops, malt, and straw, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (8719) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle@Yesprs - Gold pour with white head. Aroma and taste is fruity and wheaty, lots of herbal and spicy notes going on, interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2016
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grainy and slight straw to herbal. Fruity. Bitter and light sweet. Medium dry, slight fruity and crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
axl (578) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2016
330ml bottle. Murky orange with two finger white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, wheat, orange and a touch of sharp lemon. Taste is sweet citrus, wheat, orange, lemon juice and peels. Medium mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation and soft citrusy aftertaste.

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