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Baird Black Velvet Dark Lager


Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna | Ratings: 5 | Autumn Seasonal | Alcohol: 4.5%
Inspired by the Franconian tradition of dark beer brewing, Black Velvet Dark Lager appears russet in color and sports a creamy head of tan foam. In the nose, hints of fruity esters combine with subtle notes of toffee, coffee and sweet chocolate. The feeling produced in the mouth is a silky, velvety smoothness. Despite the dark color, no burnt or bitter malt character emerges. Rather, the sweetly smooth flavors of toffee, caramel and milk chocolate register together in perfect harmony. The finish is round and smooth with just enough effervescence from the all-natural carbonation to leave a pleasing dryish note in the aftertaste.

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