Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
The mikans used in this brew are fresh, succulent, and local -- harvested on the Heda land and by the hand of our carpenter friend, Nagakura-san. The Baird brewers hand-process the harvested mikans, shaving off the outer skin of the peel and pressing the juice. Both peel shavings and juice are added to the brew at different stages of production. The mikans serve to add depth and complexity to an already sumptious ale; their role is to complement, not dominate. In addition to mikans, the 2009 Carpenters Mikan Ale incorporates a grain bill including Maris Otter pale ale malt, wheat malt, unmalted wheat and two types of Japanese sugar (sudakito and akato). The hopping schedule features cirtrusy Centennial and Cascade varieties including dry-hop additions to the conditioning tank. The combination of mikans and citrus hops provide an exquisitely complex yet balanced fruit character. The wonderful aromatics of this character waft gorgeously from the billowy white head that forms in the glass. Final transport to beer Nirvana comes courtesy of the tight and spritzy natural carbonation that works to keep you tastebuds fresh and alert.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (41884) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2016
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grainy and slight straw to herbal. Fruity. Bitter and light sweet. Medium dry, slight fruity and crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (35665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2016
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruits, citrusy hops, malt, and straw, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (24427) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty weak spicy hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24077) - Tyres, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2016
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, rich head. Citrusy nose with notes of cedar. Dryish with medium body and clea nmouthfeel. Slightly unusual flavour profile with citrus, nutmeg, cedar, pine and brown sugar. Mid bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23271) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
18th April 2009
Cloudy brown beer. Softish palate. This has the same flavour as many IPAs - orange and grapefruit but in this case the flavours are obviously coming from fruit rather than hops - if that makes sense! Refreshing and somewhat tart!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22434) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle at Paradiso Dupont, recommendation of RJ, thanks! Interesting combination of sweet fruit and bitterness, good balance. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14882) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2016
330ml bottle (Sip, Tallinn) at 7%
Yikes, settled for several weeks, theres a scary crud in the bottle, gonna need pouring carefully. Pale amber, brief head. Slightly fruity aroma, gentle citrussy aspect. Tingly palate, but quite thin, carbonation doesnt help. Citrussy and metallic hops everywhere, not much beer here. Does cover the alcohol well, no sign of 7%, its almost weak and watery. Leaves me underwhelmed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14654) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle @ home. Lightly hazy yellow to light orange color, full sized white to off-white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma has indeed got a decent fruityness to it. Taste reminds me of straw, wheat, a light malt bitterness, orangepeel, light citrus. Decent body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14475) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours clear copper with a foamy beige head. Aroma of fruity hop and lgiht caramel. Near med body. Flavor is something related to citrus with flroal aspects and some roast malt. Kind of an ESB thing. Sort of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13580) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
(2nd Shenandoah Throwdown, 633ml bottle) Small off-white head, cloudy amber body with dead yeast aplenty. Aroma is medium sweet, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, light earthy. Smooth light-medium body.

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