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Baird Real Deal ESB


Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Style: Bitter | Ratings: 3 | Spring Seasonal | Alcohol: 5.1%
Baird Real Deal ESB is just that -- an Extra Special Bitter crafted with reverence for and in accordance with the glorious tradition of the style. The signature ingredients are Englandís finest: floor-malted Maris Otter and Crisp Crystal malt and East Kent Golding whole flower hops. The mashing regime is simple infusion, there is no filtration and the beer is naturally carbonated through a secondary fermentation in the kegs from which it is dispensed. A starting gravity of 1.054 supports 48 units of bitterness and an alcohol percentage by volume of approximately 5.1%. The gorgeous copper-red color and punchy hop aroma immediately give Real Deal ESB away. The mouthfeel is the rich and luxurious one of honeyed malt and fruit (we detect notes of cherry, strawberry, raisin and plum). The finish is fantastically clean and crisp and satisfyingly quenching. The wonderfully intricate balance between malt richness and hop zest no doubt will leave you nodding your head in appreciation of the Real Deal!

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caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

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resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

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dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

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alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
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