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

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18966) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 2, 01/05/2015. Lightly hazed amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is mellow fruit, caramel, floral notes, sweet tunes. Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, earthy hop presence, toffee, perfume. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok but a little overly floral and lacking depth for my liking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18846) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015, blue session, with Ken, Colin, Reuben and Alex. Clear golden/copper beer with a small head. Malty caramel aroma, vinous, floral. Malty toffee flavor, vinous, raisins, caramel, floral notes, a bit too boozy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (16752) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (15827) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2015
Tap (Hopner, Tallinn, meet the brewer tap takeover)
Nice bitter hop aroma. Nice red, carbonation moderate. Viscosity remarkably low, but thats good in the palate, its quite light for an 11% brew. Lovely malty body, but huge bitter hop component too. Absolutely lovely barley wine, covers the alcohol brilliantly. Finish has pleasant tingly bitterness. Good one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
Draught at Craft Beer Market, Tokyo- RBJG#2. Clear golden/amber - white head. Alcoholic, sweetness, sharp hoppy/alcoholic, bitterness, barley, dried fruits, bisquit, raisins, nutty, toffee, caramel, citrus, far too boozy/young/unbalanced.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (14402) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (13833) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of bread, caramel, malt, alcohol, vanilla and dried fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (12012) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours golden with a very small offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, sweet ripe fruit, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, coconut, bread, alcohol. Medium body, soft carboantion, rather warm alcoholic finish. 010515

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (11324) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (10888) - 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.


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