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Baird Kiss of Smoke Amber Lager


Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Style: Smoked | Ratings: 3 | Spring Seasonal | Alcohol: 5%
This is a new addition to our lineup of seasonal lager beers. Stylistically, it is a Bamberg-type Marzen Rauchbier but with an extremely subtle and delicate smoke character. This "kiss of smoke" serves admirably both as a counterpoint to the rich malty flavor and as a compliment. The malt bill is entirely German and includes a small 10 percent addition of Weyermann smoked malt. 25 BUs of hops in the form of Magnum, Horizon and Sterling play a barely noticeable but important supporting role. Brewed in August 2007 and packaged the following month, this unfiltered and naturally carbonated lager has been shaping into form for nearly a year.

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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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