Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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2.95/5 rDev -23.2%
This was a new addition to the beer menu at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago, so I decided to give it a try. $8 for a 12oz brown bottle with no freshness date, but they do get extra credit for their artsy label.
The beer poured a clear mahogany red color with a 2-finger beige head that lasted awhile and left plenty of decent lacing.
Weak nose - just a little bready with some added caramel sweetness.
Hmm ... This is pretty hoppy for an English Brown Ale. It has a touch of caramel sweetness for balance, but this is mainly a mix of piny hop bitterness and red wine tartness. Not bad - not good. Certainly different and worth a try.
Medium body with low carbonation.
Very drinkable, but not sure it belongs in the English Brown category.
10-21-2011 09:28:11 | More by matjack85
3.03/5 rDev -21.1%
Mondiale 2009. A brown with an edge of a red. Its on the brown colour side, not that drinkable, bitterness is short of harshness. Significant malt and A little licorice and brown characteristic, secondary to the stronger bitterness. Carbonation right there.
06-07-2009 21:40:37 | More by Sammy
3.03/5 rDev -21.1%
A: mahogany color, great clarity, pours a rocky light tan head.
S: Interesting smell... not in a bad way, just different. Some caramel malt smells but they are hidden under an interesting savory spicy smell.
T: Caramel, bread, and nutty up front with an interesting savory taste in the finish. I wonder if they use a sake yeast strain.
M: good medium body and mouthful with a clean smooth finish.
Overall this is a nice brown iteration… not very traditional but good and worth the price of admission.
01-06-2012 03:26:59 | More by publaw
3.15/5 rDev -18%
I'd call it a brown pale ale, with a dark color but a hoppy character. Light body but big carbonation in the mouth. Big head seems quite controlled and it's nice to see lots of suds for a change. Smell is quite peculiar-- sort of a off fruity business. It doesn't taste much like malt, but there is some dark and slightly scorched barley. Slight sweetness fades into a bitter aftertaste.
Not very pleasant with the mix of cardboardy hops and bitter fruit. This probably would taste better in a lantern-lit wood room with a single camellia in a black bowl.
09-22-2011 03:33:24 | More by mactrail
3.2/5 rDev -16.7%
from the baird brewery 'at the base of mt. fuji'
6.2% brown ale
looks like a brown ale and has some real steadfast lacing. nutty tang, earthy aroma with a burnt sugar complexity. lots of carbonation and a bit thin in the mouth. a pleasant underlying blanket of brown sugar and maple exists, but finds itself covered by a metallic, husky flavor and an awkward, intrusive bitterness from the hops. the taste left on my palate after each sip washes over is pleasant enough to take the next sip, but like an unnamed reviewer stated in his baird pale ale review, it's ok to drink but will not be revisited especially with the import price tag.
i have a feeling these beers would taste a lot better at the source.
10-15-2008 22:55:02 | More by goodbyeohio
3.35/5 rDev -12.8%
Pours brown with a large, lasting head. Nose shows spicy, fruity hops, caramel and nutty notes. Lots of resinous pine in there. Bit of a clash to be honest. Flavours are similarly hoppy, again mainly pine. Seems a bit one-dimensional and almost harsh. Carbonation is pretty full-on.
08-31-2011 12:46:22 | More by CrazyDavros
3.35/5 rDev -12.8%
Pours a very dark chestnut brown color with amber edges and a thick foam head. Aroma consists of roasted chocolate maltiness, caramel, hazelbut and hops. Slightly roasted malty flavor with hints of caramel, chocolate, hazelnut and nice hop presence that balances everything out. Sweet and malty with a dry hop finish.
11-21-2008 06:54:35 | More by corby112
3.35/5 rDev -12.8%
12oz bottle poured into my Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip... A medium brown body, murky with way too many bottles. Lots of light tan head, about four fingers. The head is big bubbles, ugly. Good retention and lacing... The aroma smells like cardboard drenched in a quad. Plums, malt, cocoa and alcohol. Malt balance is off, not a big fan of this... The taste has the same off malt but it works here. Some stronger cocoa and nice nuttiness balance it out. This is an extremely sweet brown but very drinkable. Intrigued and impressed. Probably wouldn't buy it again but if on tap I'd drink it.
03-23-2011 00:35:33 | More by jrallen34
3.38/5 rDev -12%
Bottle (courtesy of Presario): Poured a dark brown color ale with a small head with very minimal retention. Aroma of strong malt with some roastiness and caramel. Taste is also dominated by the strong roasted malt with some nice hops that lends a hoppier finish. Body is quite full for a brown ale but overall this kind of lack carbonation. Good for the style but seems to be missing something to be truly great.
08-26-2005 14:43:08 | More by Phyl21ca
3.38/5 rDev -12%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Deschutes tulip...
A - Pours a clear, deep mahogony color with a foamy 2 finger head that stays for a while leaving some spotty lacing.
S - Has almost a spice/cider aroma.
T - Has a malty, nutty flavor with some hints of chocolate. The flavor is a little thin tho
M - Has a light-medium mouthfeel, with a dry finish.
O - For a brown ale, it's a good brew. But as for an English Brown... not really. It's just lacking some complexity in the flavor profile.
05-21-2011 00:20:24 | More by Rizalini
3.43/5 rDev -10.7%
Angry Boy Brown ale pours an interesting color that is somewhere between rusty brown and a deep orange hued amber. The head is light tan and has great retention. It leaves some nice splashy lace on the sides of the glass.
The aroma is mostly sweet with a little bit of nuttiness to it. Brown sugar and toffee are the main players, as well as a bit of herbal hop character and a touch of cocoa.
This is definitely a unique beer and the flavor is quite complex. It starts out sweet with plenty of brown sugar and toffee, as well as a bit of earthy hop character and even a little fruitiness. This then transitions to a really nice nutty and toasty flavor profile that lingers on my palate with just a hint of roasted malt. There is definitely a good amount of bitterness in this brew and while it is not harsh, it is approaching harsh. Unfortunately I am able to pick up far too much of the alcohol in this brew considering it is less than 7% ABV.
The mouthfeel is medium with a good amount of carbonation. It finishes on the dry side and I am getting an awful lot of hop oil like residue in my mouth after swallowing. Though the flavors of the finish are nice, I am not really a fan of the texture.
This is my second beer from Japan and while both have been interesting, this one is far less enjoyable. I have no idea how old this bottle is, but most of my problems with this beer were in regards to the alcohol and mouthfeel, which I would not think would be affected by age. This is definitely not one I would search out again, but it was interesting to try.
03-09-2011 23:10:38 | More by zoso1967
3.48/5 rDev -9.4%
12 oz bottle without a freshness date pours a very clear crimson color with a large, thick and impressive tan foam. Lacing is pretty sick and retention is quite good.
Nose is equal parts dark fruit and caramel sweet malt. Macerated raisins with some prominent yeast esters. Not bad and British Brown Ale is what came to mind smelling this beer.
Dark fruits again make it to the flavor along with a smoky, malty and mineral edge making it pretty true to style. A grassy hop bitterness intercedes the sweet finish along with a hint of toast. Could use some refinement on the carbonation levels and also I could use a bit more toasted malt flavors. Otherwise, a surprisingly solid brown ale...from Japan, no less. Baird is making some pretty tasty ales over there.
07-02-2010 13:22:33 | More by twiggamortis420
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
Thanks to Jim at Sherbrooke for the sample. From a 360 ml brown bottle. Pours out a hazed brown hue, massive chunky white head with excellent retention.
Dry nutty malt on the nose, mild chocolate, with some leafy, grassy hops.
Nutty malt, faint hints of chocolate, dry spicy hops on the finish.
Medium-light mouthfeel, thin and slick texture, moderate carbonation.
An okay American Brown Ale, no way this is an English Brown as it's currently listed under on this site as of this writing. Dry and hoppy, it's a decent easy drinker.
04-06-2011 07:57:11 | More by IronDjinn
Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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