Baird Fest Lager

Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
5.2% Oktoberfest/Märzen | 9 Ratings | Autumn Seasonal |
The German Oktoberfest celebration held annually in Munich each fall is perhaps the largest and most storied celebration of beer in the world. For those of us who can’t make the pilgrimage to Munich this year, we thought we would offer a flavor of the celebration that can be experienced and enjoyed right here in Japan. Baird Fest Lager is brewed with an all-German grist which features at its core the Vienna malt. The color derived from the malts is a deep amber reminiscent of the fall foliage. The flavor is rich, bready and layered in its malt complexity. The texture is one of velvet silkiness. I can think of no other beverage more conducive to pleasurable imbibing on a crisp autumn day. Prost!

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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
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
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.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

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

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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