Baird Belgian Summer Ale

Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
5.1% Belgian Ale | 2 Ratings | Summer Seasonal |
Generous portions of wheat (malted and unmalted) and rye (malted) lead our grist bill, providing a spicy and sprite flavor base. Four varieties of citrus-forward hops (Citra, Cascade, NZ Cascade and Ahtanum) are combined in both the kettle boil and the conditioning tank to lend a pleasingly light fruit fragrance and flavor. Fermentation with our house Belgian ale yeast ties the flavor ensemble together with deft touches of phenolic tartness.

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Beer Rating Assistance


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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