Baird Big Red Machine Fall Classic

Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
5.8% Oktoberfest/Märzen | 13 Ratings | Autumn Seasonal |
Baird Big Red Machine Fall Classic Ale (5.8% alcohol by volume) is a brawny brew in the depth and richness of its malt character. Here, it is a reflection of the heart and soul of the Big Red Machine battery ? Johnny Bench, George Foster and Tony Perez. The malt muscle, however, is balanced beautifully by a dexterously sprite hop character that mirrors the roles played by Joe Morgan, Dave Concepcion and Ken Griffey in the Reds lineup. The color of the brew is firebrand red, much like the personality of the Big Red Machines' great leadoff hitter, Pete Rose. A richly complex aroma of ripe fruit and flowers in bloom gives way to equally rich and complex flavors of nuts, figs and honeyed malt. This amazing amalgam of flavor components is brought together to achieve a sublime unity of purpose by a crisply compelling, base-clearing type of finish. It's as if Big Red Machine manager, Sparky Anderson, were present in the conditioning tank cajoling and ultimately commanding the flavor team to come together !

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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
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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