Baird Brewmasterís Blunder Rye Lager

Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
6.2% Specialty Grain | 3 Ratings | Autumn Seasonal |
Rye malt adds a wonderful peppery bite to the flavor of a beer. Unfortunately, it is wickedly difficult to process in the brewhouse. Brewmasterís Blunder was our first attempt at brewing with rye malt. I stuck the glutonous mash, abandoned the lauter in midstream and lost major kettle volume. The resulting original gravity, and hence alcohol content, was higher than planned. Nonetheless, we saw this problemmatic brew through to packaging and then lagered it for one year. The delicious result of this mistake we are now sharing with you. Donít ask us to replicate it because I am sure we canít! Brewmasterís Blunder Rye Lager is available only on draught at Baird Beer retailing pubs and restaurants in Japan.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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