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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 06-19-2003)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark mahogany-hued body layered with a rich, lather-like, off-white foam. Splotches of lace on the way down.

Smell: A pleasant duality of malts and hops -- dark, toasty breadiness, then it's leafy and spicy, then it's hints of dry dark caramel and citrus fruits, then it's walnut shells and more leaves.

Taste: Heady maltiness with tastes of oven-charred bread crusts and roasted biscuit top. Slight background nuttiness. A drop or two of sweet dark caramel and baker's chocolate. Pleasant hop mixture gives off tastes of punchy spices and citrus (lemon and pink grapefruit) with a medium-high bitterness. Pleasant, engaging back-and-forth of predominately bready malts and bitter hops until the near dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Another enjoyable, fine ale from Baird. They're 2 for 2 with me now. A well-balanced, bold brown from Japan. Though it seems a UK variety of hops were chucked into the mix, the end result seems a bit too bitter for being labeled an English Brown. That's just my opinion though!

06-10-2009 03:33:02 | More by ChainGangGuy
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bitterthebetter

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%

pours a deep deep inviting brown with slight amber undertones and off white head

refreshing aromas of malt, slight sugar, slight dried fruits, and crisp hops

starts with creamy malt and slight chocolate with crisp dry hops and slight apples and lemons on the finish. hops persists in the finish

good body, not too sugary, pretty hoppy for a brown ale

a very interesting beer. starts creamy and medium bodied and then gets slighty fruity and then hoppy dry through the long finish. well worth trying, I know I'll be getting another bottle; soon

07-11-2008 05:03:19 | More by bitterthebetter
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Shakujin

Japan

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

Baird-Angry Boy Brown Ale

Appearance: Poured from glass bottle into pint glass. Color is very dark amber, same color as bottle it came it, high 30 SRM. Head came up nicely, and took its time coming down. Looks to have slightly lower level of carbonation. Head has settled into a nice fluffy top.

Smell: Mostly hops coming of the top, if I had to say I would guess cascade as there is definitely a bit of the citrus coming through. After the initial pour the smell of hops is coming out stronger, may have poured it too cold

Taste: Interesting taste. A bit more hops than I have been drinking in brown ales recently. Malt is there but kind of jumps in on the first taste and then fades quickly into a hopy finish. The malts defiantly have the slightly chocolaty but mostly a nutty earthy feel to it. The ABV also comes through a little which is nice. As I sip it the malt flavors come through much better, which is great.

Mouthfeel:Good, has a little bit of heft to it, slightly sticky, however the hops really make it jumpy

Drinkability: Totally drinkable. Light enough to not bog one down, but complex enough to really enjoy

09-23-2009 11:24:02 | More by Shakujin
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

Sampled on tap at Popeye in Tokyo.

This ale poured a hazy, reddish-brown color with off-white foam that left some lace on the glass. The smell was floral (cascade) hops with a bit of malt. The taste was sweet malt with both floral and bitter hop flavors. Not overly complex, but nice. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and carbonation. The aftertaste was hoppy. This was a nicely drinkable ale. Very easy to drink.

06-19-2003 09:46:52 | More by UncleJimbo
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

Appearance is deep brown in color and slightly opaque. Some carbonation but disappates quickly. Smell is a sweet malts with brown sugar and/or maple. Detect a hint of sour maybe from the generous hopping. Taste is well balanced with the malts appearing first and quickly finished with a hop twang but not over the top.

09-16-2012 04:44:45 | More by Oakenator
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robbyc1

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

Nice clear chestnut brown, nice 3 finger head in a sam adams glass. Inviting.

Smell is roasty and caramely without giving much away. Some notes of hops but mostly malt.

Yeasty as well as malty, nice Belgian-like yeast gives it interesting complexity, the hops support the backbone, give it a unique fresh flavor, a bit sweet and sourish, not like Goudenband which someone told me, but nice. The malt is not deep but supports the flavors nicely. Not heavy or overpowering, actually refreshing. A nice brown drinker for sure.

03-02-2009 01:23:28 | More by robbyc1
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

"It is easier to swallow angry words than to have to eat them."

--Anonymous

Dark coppery orange with an infusion of cherry juice. At least half the glass is filled with foam following an aggressive pour. The head is the color of golden brown sugar and is quality through and through. A generous amount of lace is simply icing on a very good looking cake... er, beer.

The nose keeps the good vibes flowing. It's brown bread malty (with a hint of cocoa) and has a noticeable hop edge. I'm not sure that it's angry, exactly, but maybe it'll be more pissed off on the palate. Solid so far.

Angry Boy Brown is a little more bold than most brown ales, English browns especially, but it isn't as burly as some of my favorites. That's okay, it's delicious ale that is balanced in a hopheaded sort of way. Still, we aren't talking Brown IPA here.

Six different malts (pale, crystal, chocolate, brown, black and roasted) combine to produce flavors of brown bread, cocoa and bitter nuts. Obviously, the bitterness is coming from the East Kent Goldings and Challenger hops, which also provide a sort of herbal fruitiness. An early sweetness segues into a midmouthful bitterness that tightens down as the finish approaches.

I'm pretty lenient when it comes to appearance, but am a stickler for mouthfeel. This one isn't quite full enough given the ABV and the brewery's desire for a bigger, bolder brown. The bubbles are fine because they stay out of the way.

Angry Boy Brown is yet another good brew from an expatriate American who now makes his home in Numazu, Japan. By virtue of its hoppiness, it's more of an American brown than an English brown. It's also damn good beer that I could drink again and again.

03-14-2009 12:53:24 | More by BuckeyeNation
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juju7

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%

Really enjoying the work of Baird lately. This is a fine brown ale, no doubt. Towering head with great retention and nice angel ring lacing. The aromas are fantastic, some tropical hop aromas mixed in with some sweet fruit and cherry malt. Palate-wise again is no let down. A slightly sweet aftertaste and some mouth coating bitterness all combines to make me a happy boy drinking this angry boy.

10-29-2010 10:54:36 | More by juju7
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wschmit

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%

12 oz. bottle into a Perfect Pint.

A: Good-sized, slightly pink head with a good mix of bubbles atop a hazy brown body with plenty of floaties--bottle-refermented, as stated. Can't find a date on the bottle, though. Too foggy to make out any carbonation. Head settles with some celerity, with a few patchy islands of lacing. A nice, rustic look to it.

S: Enchanting--nutty, a touch sweet, and unexpectedly tart, almost perfume-like. Perhaps the hops add that kick? Not the typically earthy English hops, for sure. Quite nice. I think this has been sitting on the shelf some time, but that's done wonders to it.

T: Just a slight touch sour, otherwise very typical brown ale flavors--English maltiness all the way, with perhaps a trace of diacetyl. Hops are there for bittering, but not well-defined--to style, I say. Really good...really good. A touch alcoholic, if anything.

M: Lower end of the carbonation spectrum, but otherwise a good, full beer. Not watery.

D: Very good. Thoughtful, but within the style, and with a manageable ABV, this beer would suit many palates.

02-02-2011 04:38:07 | More by wschmit
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%

Inviting aroma is strong and malty with a nice undertone of fruit and a hint of brown sugar. Pours with a VERY thick and fluffy, and fairly persistent, cream-white head. Beer itself is a clear, warm mahogany. Flavor is very pleasing, malty with an undertone of hoppy bitterness and hints of fruit and honey sweetness. Texture is very smooth, slightly tingly, quite pleasant.

02-15-2010 00:04:36 | More by Cyberkedi
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-27-2013 22:48:40 | More by williamjbauer
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Beezee

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-09-2012 14:37:09 | More by Beezee
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ElGordo

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is an amber-brown hue, topped by a thin, creamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt with a hint of mocha-like roastiness, along with a hint of mellow, fruity hops. Palate is mildly sweet up front, with the caramel and darker malts playing off of one another quite nicely. The slightly smoky roasted malt emerges mid-palate, tempered by a mild sweetness that lasts on through the finish. The medium body conveys the flavor well and is appropriate for the style. This is a highly drinkable brown ale, one that I'd drink a lot more of in the future if it weren't $4/bottle.

08-22-2008 06:35:44 | More by ElGordo
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ironchefkook

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-20-2014 09:29:34 | More by ironchefkook
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indigozephyr

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2012 04:56:24 | More by indigozephyr
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Very dark brown/black with an off white head.

Nose of assertive candi sugar and sweet brown sugar.

Mouthfeel is medium/full with a rich quality feel and a bit of a creamy feel.

Flavors are black coffee and roasted grain that goes to a rich espresso taste.

Finish is bitter espresso and then to grapefruit hop bitterness. A very decent and drinkable brown ale.

10-04-2009 07:01:17 | More by GRG1313
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 6, 2012. The color was brown with a large quantity of foamy, beige head. The aroma was powerful with a great dose of barley, malts, nuts, and yeast. At first it felt like an aged barleywine (but only for a moment). The texture was about medium with an astringent quality to it. Sweet barley malts broke through on the first sip with a warming hop character that grew with each new sip. Av decent Brown Ale.

06-08-2012 01:45:09 | More by puboflyons
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-28-2012 00:25:37 | More by Psychmusic
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-25-2013 02:11:16 | More by pknyc
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2013 01:44:12 | More by cadaugherty
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a half inch of long-lasting head and good lacing. Had a brown color and somewhat cloudy consistency.

S: Smelled of roasted malt, sugars and a nuttiness.

T: Flavored with roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and a nutty quality. Not badly done.

M: A decent amount of carbonation and a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: This is a drinkable, well-made beer. A good example of an English brown ale not actually from England.

12-03-2008 20:40:07 | More by avalon07
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esdeebrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-25-2012 22:21:14 | More by esdeebrew
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cwarrior11


4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-21-2014 06:05:43 | More by cwarrior11
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Appearance: Pours a murky ice tea color with a modest head that leaves a few traces

Smell: Brown bread, caramel and apricot

Taste: Brown bread and stone fruit, up front, with an interesting apricot angle that develops by mid-palate, when the hops arrive to add a somewhat bitter dimension; the fruits build, after the swallow, with a slightly sweet, brown sugar undertone

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A surprisingly interesting brown ale; enjoyed the fruit elements as well as the malty sweetness, as both were held in check by the hops

05-21-2011 22:30:12 | More by brentk56
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-24-2014 02:35:01 | More by Georgiabeer
Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.