motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the nakameguro taproom in tokyo, july 2008. deep shade of amber with a lasting off-white head; aroma of my favouite dog biscuits - good-o’s - with only a light smokiness disernible, befitting the name; slightly musty and otherwise quite simple flavours - gentle tinny bitterness and a woody sweetness; quick finish, not one of my favourite bairds but well-made as with all their beers
KyotoLefty (9535) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Nakameguro.
Medium amber color with an orange touch. Fine tan head. Lightly smoky aroma of amber malt with a bit of caramel. Lightly smoked flavor, nice and round amber malt, with a touch of chocolate and light hops. Smoky amber malt finish with chocolate and hops. Long and rich and just bitter enough. Light, but full flavored. Good balance. Slightly sweet but not overly so. Nice, light, rich flavorful lager.
TimE (5250) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoldering smoked wood nose. Actually reminded me of sitting in a sauna, which isn’t necessarily what I want from a beer, but interesting none the less. A touch of caramel and grapefruit in the mouth is a definete sign it must be a Baird. Nice smooth light smokey mouth that just lingers in the finish. Doesn’t intended to be over the top, but smoke was stronger than expected.