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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
West Coast Wheat Wine is a huge beer in terms of alcohol strength. 60 percent of the fermentable extract is derived from malted wheat and this lends a quenching drinkability rare to beers of this strength. The hops are 100% American west coast types that are bold and citrusy in character. In the glass, Baird West Coast Wheat Wine is a deep copper-gold color and sports a very tight, creamy-white head. The nose is piquantly complex -? we detect notes of pears, plums, raisins and the ominous foreboding of alcohol. In the mouth, you will experience a panoply of sweetish honeyed-fruit flavors that are washed clean by a robust hop bitterness and a hot alcohol finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
Saltiness, tangerine aroma. Pours a very nice cloudy orange, thin head. Smooth and refined. Alcohol in the background. Hoppy finish with tangerine notes. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4594) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
2006 bottle. Good head. hazy gold amber colour. Delicate delicious wheat IIPA flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Murky amber with no head or lace. Bitter hops and a little spicy. Wheat and ginger come out with a little heat and caramel malts. Finishes with a hint of spice and wheat.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Flat, murky, dull amber...looks terrible. Thick malty nose with light alcohol and yeast. Yeah, this is a problem Iíve had with a few wheat wines - too nondescript in the aroma, like they didnít really have a plan. Strawberry notes are surprisingly pronounced here, followed by something similar to soy sauce and treacle mixed together. This isnít bad, itís just not good...different for the sake of being different might be a good way to put it. The body, not surprisingly, is a bit oily.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2005
Golden brown color. Vinous nose of oranges and brandy and wheat. Full bodied with cherries, oranges, brandy and a warming brandy like finish. Yum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Tap...EEEEeeeeeeeeeeHHH???? How is this stuff already on here? Hmm, I jsut had it at the Strong Ale festival in Tokyo, where it was claimed to be 9.5% instead of 10.5%. According to my notes, anyway. Golden, somewhat dark. Small tan head...tangled flavor of wheat and alcohol. Not very well balanced; dry mouthfeel but somehow moist finish (WTF?)


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