mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow in color with a little head. Honey malty aroma. Apple notes. Malty apple tart flavor. Finish is fruity. Drinkable. Well balanced. Decent beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Different looking label then the others but I get green apple in this. Color is cloudy light yellow with a small head. Some honey and mellow sweet malts. Both Baird beers so far are pleasantly subtle.
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Fresh apple tartness and lightly honeyed pale maltiness slowly merge into a very drinkable, fruity Golden Ale which satisfies from beginning to end of the sensory experience.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the clear blond.
-The apple fruitiness is minutiously integrated in the crisp maltiness, and never exaggerates.
-Balance is achieved even though the hops are deftly escape the tastebuds.
-This almost drinks like it’s under 4% alcohol!
On tap at the brewery restaurant.
TimE (5033) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden color, thick white head. Light appley nose. Med-body, lightly spiced (I guess by the japanese candy sugar) and the apples and tartness really shine through, but it almost makes me think this is a cider. However, the pale malts also show up to give the beer some backbone and ensure it is not a cider. Not sweet at all. If you like cider you will love this. better than I anticipated.