Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Baird Ganko Oyaji ("Stubborn Old Man") Barley Wine gains its depth and complexity from simple enough sources -- i.e. a grist bill featuring just English Marris Otter pale ale and caramel malts (as well as a hint of Japanese candy sugar), and a hop bill highlighting English Fuggles. The hedonistic pleasure plays out oxymoronically -- i.e. bitter and sweet, heavy and light, exhilarating and exhausting.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (6022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is raisin and cereal grains and citrus notes. Taste is a dark fruity and malty sweetness with a citrus hop bitterness and a dry toasted finish. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a nice barley wine style ale that must be sampled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (316) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2015
Pours a cloudy burnt orange with no head. Aromas are spicy and herbaceous with hints of dried fruits like raisins, prunes, and currants. Flavours are well melded and at once sweet and savoury. Candy sugar, dried fruits, porridge grains, cardamom, alcohol, white pepper, and honey all make an appearance but are too polite to speak too loudly or out of turn. A short finish with a mild lingering astringency is all that remains to remind you of your last sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6784) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2015
On tap pours out a hazy golden topped with a sand head. Nose is sweet toffee caramel pit fruit and some rich malts. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel toffee spice and some of the fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3438) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
330ml brown bottle. 11% abv on label. Package date: 11 09 14. Deep orange colour with haze. Small creamy whitish cap with nice lacing. Nose has big rich toffee malts, brown sugar sweetness. Taste has rich toffee, brown sugar sweetness, citrusy hops. Toffee and citrus aftertaste with alcohol warming and some bitterness. Body is a bit thin, light carbonation. Good brew, a bit simple. I did enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (9911) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
[email protected] 2015, Blue Session - dark ambercoloured pour with off white head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruits, some spices on the palate, medium sweet bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (18800) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
CBC. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wood and light alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with some alcohol. 010515

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (16152) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
Tap @ CBC. Dark yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruits, toasted and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, wood, earthy, warming, notes of alcohol and sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (13643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2015
[5/1/15] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. 2nd session. Deep golden. Aroma of caramel, graininess, some fruits. Sweet flavor, grainy, malty, caramelly, with some bitter hops. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3588) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
On tap @ SteamPunk Bar. hazy orange with a medium off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, hops and sweetness. Full body with a warming, bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (11114) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015, Blue Session, Kbenhavn
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, fruity, caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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