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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5393) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2007
2006 bottle shared by daijokey at JoeMcphee’s place (thanks!) - hazy copper beer - aroma of grape, cherries, wheat, and strong, warming alcohol - light wheat character with a lot of bright, fruity notes (berries at first, then some earthy grape and apple notes) - the alcohol becomes a bit strong at times, but it’s warming without becoming overpowering or astringent, so I can forgive it for that.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5131) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2011
On tap at Ushi-Tora I. Amber with a stable head. Alcoholic fruit with cigarette smoke aroma.The smoked hints continue in the mouth before peachy fruitiness takes over. Disappointing due to high expectations.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
2006 bottle. Good head. hazy gold amber colour. Delicate delicious wheat IIPA flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
633ml bottle pours a golden orangeish color with a small white head leaving only a few spots of lacing. Aroma is cereal grains and citrus with some other fruits and a bit of alcohol. Taste is big malty sweetness with some lovely citrusy and earthy bitter hop notes and a trace of alcohol. This is quite a bit different than your typical barley wine, but was still quite yummy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4820) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2006
(Bottle) Shared at the PNW Christmas 2006 party at Oakes on December 9th. I suspect that my prior encounter with a wheat wine (Bushwakkers) has lead me to interpreting this brew differently from the others at this tasting. Somewhat of the same nose of the Centennial Wheat Wine - thin white foamy head with a cloudy orange-amber body. Good ABV in aroma. Fuzzy peaches, pine hops and perfume. Strong bitter hops meld with a potent cherry malt. I really enjoyed this. Thanks TimE!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Big thanks to daijokey for this 2006 bottle. Poured a mildly hazy copper color with an off-white head. Mild-moderate sweetness with notes of apricots and some fusel alcohol. Semi-sweet flavor with the taste of browned fruits. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4154) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marduk (4071) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2015
Tap @Pudel. Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Raw apple juice, sourish, malty aroma. Malty, sweet, sugary, bit of honey and touch of sourness in taste. Long lasting harsh bitterness. Alcohol hits in late aftertaste. Rough to drink easy to leave it on table and run away.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3641) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010
Small head good carbonation colour is salmon pink mist superb colour aroma grain fruit pine caramel mild alcohol floral note flavour sweet malted goodness wheat malt decent citrus hop bitter good pine taste caramel brandy alcohol finish strong malt flavours good bitter alround leaving a lasting good aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3536) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
140 ml glass on draft at Baird’s Bashamichi Taproom. Clear golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of stone fruit, subtle booze. Tastes of stone fruit, some coconut, citrus, caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Not big into wheat wines (though I may not have had very many yet) but this was really nice.


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