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


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4956) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - 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?)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9815) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
Bomber from Presario. Spot on wheat wine, tasty, fuller mouthfeel, lacey. Cloudy golden body.Fresh aromas. Very good drinkability, like a strong ale with its hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1285) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
bomber into a tulip Slightly hazy orange amber color. White ringed collar. Persistent collar. Good ABV legs. Nose is sweet and sticky dark fruits, raisin, pear and strawberry jam. Lovely nose. Taste is pear, plumb, honey, and strawberry. Soft at first but builds quite nicely. Slick and sweet, though not as bold as US or European attempts but quite nice. ABV burn at the very end. Solid beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8448) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Draft - Wheat, sweet pale malt, plum and yeast. Cloudy yellow gold with a rich beige head. Plum, apricot, raisin, marzipan and a bit of booze. Never like this style but this is a nice job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1365) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Draft to pint glass Sweet fruit, bubble gum, candy floss. Cloudy amber with a thin white head. Slightly cloudy amber with a thin ring like white head. Sweet fruit and a touch of hoppiness. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1090) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2015
On tap at Naka-Meguro Taproom January 2015. Served in a snifter. Golden orange color with a very thin head. Biscuity and malty aroma with a hint of citrus hops. Taste is more of the same with the sweetness really dominating the palate. Biscuit and caramel tastes present with butterscotch coming out as it warms up to room temperature. Smooth finish with the a citrusy hoppy aftertaste that lingers. Boozy and sweet but interesting. Didn’t really catch much of the wheat...maybe the booziness is overpowering it?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2015
Tap at Pudel, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy golden-amber with off-white head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, fruits, citrus, alcohol. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, citrus, mango, grapefruit. Finish is long grapefruit bitter with some alcohol. Carbonation is rather high. Overall: nice and interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle. Unclear amber with a cream head that lasts OK. Aroma of sweet bread, fudge, grapefruit, nectarines, pale sultanas, plums. Wouldn’t pick wheat. Not that heavy for around 10%, carbonation is lowish and very nice. Sweet and briochy with enough citrus, underripe plums and bitterness to lift much of it away at the end. A bit of a muddle, but a likeable one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2904) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2007
2006 bottle shared by daijokey at JoeMcphee’s place for Captain Cougar comes to NY gathering. Well I was extremely happy to get a chance to try a Japanese Wheat Wine, thanks again Wayne. Pours with an orange color. Aroma is strong with raison alcohol and lightly spiced. Taste is actually rather subdued and light. Starts with cherry and raison alcohol. Finishes with alcohol spiciness and even some light esters. Some raison bread as well in there. A pretty nice beer overall.

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