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Baird Wheat King Ale

Baird Wheat King Ale
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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Wheat Ale
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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While many breweries feature a "flagship" brand that carries the main load in terms of production and sales, we at Baird Brewing view our entire year-round lineup as our "flagship" brand. Consequently, we aim to represent as broad a swath of the ale beer world within our year-round lineup as possible. This means that up and down our entire portfolio, the beer enthusiast will see represented a significant variation in flavor, aroma, color, turbidity, gravity and alcohol strength. Wheat King Ale finds its place in this lineup as the new lead-off hitter (our Ichiro, if you will). It is low in gravity (1.0420) and alcohol strength (ABV approximately 4.2%) but big in flavor production and refreshment. It is an ale of great versatility, flourishing most, however, in the roles of apertif, session beer, and drink companion to fish, poultry and lightly but zestily seasoned food dishes. While enjoying a depth and dynamism that make it a satisfying year-round libation, Wheat King Ale likely will dazzle you most with its refreshing qualities in hot and sultry weather (e.g. summer in Japan!). Wheat King Ale will become the table-setter for the Baird Beer year-round lineup. We hope and trust that you will enjoy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Hazy medium yellow, average white head. Gently fruity, light wheaty profile. Clean, if not somewhat low key. A better-than-average offering of a bland lacklustre style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle at The Foundry (Mohamed Sultan Rd), Singapore, 4% ABV
Cloudy dark blond color. The aroma is breadish, so the flavor; some wheat, no spices nor fruits; low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2068) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2013
500 yen at Bungalow’s 1st Anniversary Baird tap takeover. 4.3% an opaque honey gold with a fluffy white head. A mild spicy clove aroma leads to a decent wheat beer taste with a strong malt foundation with spice & wheat notes overlying it. Pretty good but again it is undercarbed, possibly Bungalow has their tap system set too low & it isn’t carbonating the kegs right?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Crunchy wheat and spicy noble hoppiness coalesce within this Wheat Ale’s fluffy mouthfeel sculpting a compelling quencher.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam sits atop the cloudy honey gold.
-Mouthfeel is soft and ample. Increases drinkability.
-Delicate and very well crafted, this hits the spot as a first pint.
-Cereals are very well defined.
-Hops also offer light citrus edges.

On tap at Harajuku Taproom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (3313) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Tap at Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Heavy lacing. Aroma of citrus, wheat, Mild sweet fruity wheat flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
Draft at the source. Cloudy pale yellow color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of subtle citrus. Tasteis slightly sour lemon and subtle banana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
Tap@SomePubTokyo. Pretty standard Belgian Witbier except for the bitterness. Too much of that, what makes it unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2335) - JAPAN - SEP 10, 2012
Good condition when I drunk it on tap. Soft wheat, honey and light grass clippings. Very smooth and quite full for such an ABV. Not a great deal going on, but a quintessential thirst quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 22, 2012
Tap at the Harajuku taproom. Pale blond cloudy, big white bubbly head. Aroma is wheat, not much else. Taste is creamy, wheat and flour, bit of banana, some sweetness. Touch of pepper/spice maybe. Biscuity malty finish. Quite satisfying and not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minihame2 (203) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy, yellow colour. Aroma is great with grass and vegetables. Taste is a bit disappointing, watery and very little flavour. I did not enjoy this beer.

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