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Baird Spring Thaw Dark Wheat Ale


Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Style: Wheat Ale | Ratings: 2 | Spring Seasonal | Alcohol: 4.4%
While most wheat-based ales are light in color and quenching in flavor, this early spring version is hued in tones of emerald-brown and is more richly expressive in flavor than its lighter colored cousin. In the glass, a tightly latticed cap of wheat protein enriched white foam does the introductions. The wholesome, biscuity aromatics of malted wheat are joined harmoniously with floral and spicy hop notes. A first swallow reveals an extremely refreshing quality that manages somehow to also be pleasantly satiating. This really is a hybrid beer that is a unique cross between a Wheat Ale, an Amber ale and a Dark Mild.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

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

Hops
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

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