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Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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BA SCORE
86
very good

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 06-19-2003)
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agentorangebitter, Apr 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

If nothing else, Baird has some of the best label art in the business. A bit pricey (understatement) at over $4 for a 12 oz bottle, but I figured I'd try one and the Brown seemed to fit the bill. Surprisingly rich looking in the glass, an opaque orange-brown with the most amazingly rich head of foam that really never left, lacing the glass all the way to the bottom in neat little layers. Nutty roasted in the nose with a hint of something fruity; taste was much more complex with rich roasted malt and a fruity almost (as one other reviewer said) apple cider or (cherry?) flavor that was so subtle and yet totally (pleasantly) unexpected. Rich rich mouthfeel with a very satisfying balance of flavors only added to the experience. This was definitely one of the best beers I've ever had. And I wrote Baird to say so, adding a hearty "Youku Dekimashita!" ("Well Done!") to the message. I've seen at least 3 other varieties on the shelf, but until I can find them a bit cheaper, I'll have to stick to other craft beers.

tugdriver7, Sep 18, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

The_Revisionist, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

mpenske, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Had a pint of this at the Baird Beer Harajuku Taproom. A beautiful clear brown ale with a nice thin white head on it. Amazing aroma full of nuts, hops, caramel, and wheat. The taste blew me away... so smooth and powerful yet not overwhelming even for dinner. Couldn't put this one down! The mouthfeel was perfect too, not overly carbonated, and left a smooth feel in the throat unlike some other brown ales. If you have a chance, grab this and enjoy it! It is one of the more ubiquitous bottled Bairds out there!

Had this on tap again at the Nakameguro taproom. Still amazing, but lowered the score for smell and overall. Not the greatest brown ale on the planet, but close!

shigg85, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of jgasparine
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%

A- Poured from the bottle with a thick, rocky cream colored head, which slowly dissipated, giving way to some nice lacing. The body was brown, like an oil-rubbed bronze, and exhibited a good amount of carbonation. Some nice bubble trains were visible from the side of the glass.

S- Nutty aromas of caramel malt and some moderate flowery hop aroma dominate the nose. Further investigation reveals the restrained aroma of apple cider.

T- Wow! Chewy roasted malt flavors are BIG and nutty, and these are INCREDIBLY well balanced with some moderate hop bitterness! Underneath this utopian layer of malt and hops lie hints of brown sugar and yellow raisins. The finish is long, nutty and bitter... absolutely exquisite!

M- Nice spritzy carbonation is the most prominent feature of this beer... and the high carbonation actually works well with the flowery hop profile. The body is creamy and chock full of unattenuated sugars, making for an overall assessment of a "medium body beer".

D- Oh SO VERY DRINKABLE. This beer is so perfectly balanced, so complex with nuances, and so quaffable with its 6.2% ABV!!! I will be promptly looking for the base case price on this Japanese wonder!

jgasparine, Aug 16, 2009
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4.38/5  rDev +14.1%

A - Pours an opaque chestnut brown into my Samuel Adams Globe pint glass yielding an immensely thick tan head which finally recedes to a half finger thick coffee-ish layer of foam (4)

S - Brown sugar malty sweetness and caramel on the nose with strong citrus notes from the hops and a dash of spices (4)

T - Sweet caramelized malts meet the palate with floral citric zest in the middle; slightly nutty past that, and with a fairly strong ensuing bitter taste from the hops. The citric zest is gradually lifted to unveil pleasant dark fruitiness with notes of dates and dominantly rasins which lasts well into the aftertaste alongside the hop bitterness (4.5)

M - Slightly above medium-bodied with moderate carbonation going down creamy smooth and slightly dry (4.5)

D - Complex and flavorful with a creamy smooth touch to round things up; this does not taste much like an English Brown Ale but more like an American Ale with a special touch to create a different kind of malt character. May be a little less approachable to some due to the bitterness and weight but definitely very interesting and sessionable for me (4.5)

basica, Dec 10, 2010
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4.38/5  rDev +14.1%

Bought a single bottle at Total Wine&More Las Vegas and poured into a globe pint.

A- deep chestnut, mocha colored head reminiscent of latte foam.

S- Very interesting. It has a bready quality, candied fruits, a bit of a toasty quality then grassy almost tree bark like in the back (from the hops perhaps?).

T- I got some bright tasting hops, then a bit of a roasty sweetness and slight nutty aftertaste I was expecting of a brown. It was surprising and was not what I was expecting...kinda like a bit dry hopped red ale, bit brown ale mixture. Very nice "angry" presence of the hops.

M- Medium carbonation...more than usual in a brown, but still smooth and creamy feel and finishes a bit dry on the palette.

D- I think it was easy of a drink though after a few sips I can detect it was a bit boozy. It's more carbonation than the usual style, but I wasn't bothered much by it. It's very up my and BFs alley in terms of sweeter malty brews having a distinct hop presence to appeal to us hop heads. BF definitely wants to buy another bottle which doesn't happen too often too soon.

Provocajade, Jan 12, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +12.8%

pours a beautiful thick tan head with big glass-side carbo-bubbles and nice, frothy pancake batter atop that laces low and thick then dissipates. semi-opaque (therefore, semi-clear?) brown.

rich maple/malty nose, sweetish, but with a tang. i hope it tastes like it smells. slight hop aroma lurking around, but very faint. more or a teammate than a soloist.another whiff makes me think this is a high ABV heavy-hitter. like a barleywine.

wow. much lighter on delivery. and in a good way. i was expecting thick and lush which the nose suggests...very light mouthfeel and a rather dry finish. light as it is, it is complex while it stays on the tongue...very ninja like in it's escape. i want it to linger more. but i just have to take another swallow and catch the rich malts and perfect touch of hops (which are much more present in taste than in the nose). very drinkable, but at the price of a 12 oz. bottle ($4.99), i can't see myself drinking more of these in a sitting. unless it was being bought by someone else!

i will nonetheless try more of Baird's offerings. great looking labels. excellent product (so far). RECOMMENDED.

mempath, Mar 27, 2010
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4.33/5  rDev +12.8%

This brew pours a nice copper hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a two finger cappicino laced head with sticky lacing all over the place,the smell is quite different to most other brown ales ive had as this smell reminds me more of a belgian dark ale with aromas of fruitcake,dark fruits,cabernet merlot and some feint piney hops,it has a nice medium bodied mouthfeel which is perfectly carbonated and the taste is very different to the smell with piney hops on the forefront and althrough out combined with caramel malts and a touch of dark grapes which is curbtailed by the hoppy bitterness and i think the clash of this sweet and bitter end really rounds out this brew to give it a nice bittersweet finish and to be quite honest i like it,overall this is the second offering ive sampled out of 7 from this brewery and if they are anything like this quality ill be very happy,definately recommend and will buy again without doubt.

ADZA, Oct 29, 2010
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4.3/5  rDev +12%

Pours a very hazy brown with orange tinges and a large taupe head. The foam takes a couple of minutes to settle down, after which leaving some very nice lacing. Smells quite floral and resinous thanks to the generous hopping. Light caramel malt in the back. While pleasant, this doesn't do the taste any justice. Strong roasted malt balanced by a big hop presence. Very earthy with traces of chocolate leading to a bitter finish. Thick and creamy on the palate with medium carbonation. Fantastic.

philipquarles, Jan 16, 2009
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4.28/5  rDev +11.5%

Dark, cloudy brown color with an exceptionally good-looking, smooth tan head. Smell is a candy-sweet strawberry, light whisps of alcohol.

Taste is big red fruits malt character which explodes in the mouth to thick, chunky hoppiness. Afternotes of candy strawberry and alcohol. Dark chocolate comes in as well. A little watery after the initial which I thought added to the drinkability rather than detracting from the mouthfeel, which I thought excellent.

Medium to heavy body. My stomach was heavy after half the glass. Still, I would seek this beer out again.

donnebaby, Jun 16, 2004
Photo of TokyoCO
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%

Bottle bought in Tokyo, poured into a pint glass.

A: Light brown, almost a really dark orange.

S: Dark fruits, light chocolate and coffee, sweet grape.

T: Rich. Starts out with the fruits. Dark fruits are present with a hint of citrus. Bitter middle with blend of citrus and bitter chocolate/coffee. Ends with nice roasted malts but there are some lingering hops/citrus as well.

M: An interesting mix of tangy citrus and creamy darkness...

O: Great beer. I haven't had many browns that have this much fruit/citrus.

TokyoCO, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

KeeganRohovich, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Jofroi, Apr 23, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev +9.9%

On tap at Popeyes In Tokyo.

This is an interesting brown ale, and the dominant grapefruit notes seem to make it more similar to American versions than British.

Oak body with red highlights and an off-white head that leaves some foamy globs of lace. Strong malty aroma, with brown bread, brown sugar and browned nuts. Likewise, the flavour is malt-driven, but not without a surprising hop bite. Bready and nutty, the malts provide a great depth and sweetness to this beer, with undertones of toffee and vanilla. This is more than balanced out by a healthy splash of grapefruit, and a refreshingly moderate bitterness. Both body and carbonation are medium and well-suited to the style.

I liked this beer a lot, and I felt it had a hell of a lot more flavour and complexity than I would expect from a brown ale. If it was available at a reasonable price, this would be a staple for me.

bobsy, Jul 02, 2009
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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Huge head beige head that recedes in a rocky fashion. Lots of chunky lace. Light brown color; some cloudiness.

Surprising level of floral hop. If blindfolded, I would think this is an APA.

Great malt base and an even better hop bite. Well-balanced and easy to drink. Compared to most modern ales, this one has higher level of carbonation. Simply a beautiful beer.

smcolw, May 09, 2009
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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

.60ml bottle poured into pint glass 3/6/12

A dark amber with lots of sediment and no shortage of carbonation, very well sustained two fingers of tan foam has some brown specks and leaves some random lace

S grapefruit and pine come out right away, lots of hops is unexpected but most welcome, there's some caramel malt but mostly citric hops and I'm digging it

T some herbal tea bag to go with what I smell, a little perfume I didn't smell and less citric hops, not as nice as the smell but still great

M medium weight with lots of bubbles, a bit of an Iced Tea aftertaste with a nice bitter bite

O went down pretty fast and I have little too complain about in any area

a nice hoppy brown ale from Japan that I could drink myself stupid with, wouldn't guess its as strong as it really is, be careful with this Angry Boy

wordemupg, Jun 05, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Wow, I'm not sure how to classify this -- it doesn't really resemble other "brown ales" that I've tried in that it's very very hoppy.

It's indeed a nice brownish color (but translucent, not nearly opaque like a stout), with a medium body. The taste immediately screams "hops!" -- American hops, and they're delicious -- followed up by a mild sweetness and a bit of roastiness. Very easy to drink, with a nice "kinda like an IPA, but kinda different too" sense that was very appealing.

This is an excellent and interesting beer. I ran out of money so couldn't drink more, but I'm looking forward to trying it again.

[Note -- I had this in Popeye (Tokyo), which seems to have very fresh beer, especially Japanese beer. That's probably one reason the hop taste was so outstanding.]

snogglethorpe, Oct 12, 2010
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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%

From the cellar straight into the Tyranena nonic pint glass...

A - Body is almost more of a cloudy dark mahogany with brown tints than brown. Two fingers of rock tan head showed decent retention and little lacing.

S - Aroma has an expressive, great mix of cherries, chocolate, vanilla, cream. Slight citrus from what I assume is a generous amount of English hops, with a slight espresso bite.

T/M - Nutty with a good amount of semi-sweet chocolate and some raspberry notes. Bitterness balances out the beer, and leads to an interesting vanilla, cherry and raspberry finish, bolstered by the presence of alcohol. Manages to rich and balanced, while allowing the esters to flourish and add complexity without taking away from the beer. Body seemed average for style, as did the mouthfeel.

D - A very enjoyable example of a brown ale. Normally I don't like English style beers with assertive esters, but this beer balanced it out perfectly, and used it to create extra complexity. Best brown ale I've had in a while. Not to mild like many, but not just big and chocolaty like others, just really impressive.

SammyDavisJrJrJr, Mar 05, 2009
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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%

Foamy persistent head. The color is quite impressive, almost opaque amber dark purple. The smell is very nice, yeasty, with lots of red fruits, I'd say sweet strawberries. The first impression in the taste is of sweet red fruits, and it's quickly combined with a dark chocolate bitterness. The chocolate thing is less noticeable than in Rogue American Amber Ale for example though. Maybe some caramel in there. The mouthfeel is very enjoyable, round and smooth at first, more rough and powder like after a while. Drinkability is quite good, not that I could have many of these in the same session, but I feel like I wouldn't mind have one every day.

tjd25, Jun 16, 2004
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4.15/5  rDev +8.1%

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy brownish/red color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. It smells like caramel malt, strawberries, and a bit of hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like dried strawberries, caramel and roasted malt, grassy and citrusy hops, and some bittersweet chocolate. Not quite what I expected from this brew, but it's a pleasant surprise. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it has a bit lower than average carbonation and it's a bit oily and slick. Drinkability is pretty good, it's very easy to drink. This definitely isn't your typical brown ale, and I like it a lot. If it wasn't for the price ($4.99 a bottle) I'd pick this up more often. If you get a chance to try one, you should. Recommended.

bluejacket74, Sep 13, 2008
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Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.