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

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Baird Angry Boy Brown AleBaird Angry Boy Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
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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Photo of yesno1011
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

yesno1011, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

mrfrancis, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of seand
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark translucent reddish amber, with a large amount of bubbly light tan head. A nice layer retains, leaving lots of lacing.

S: Rich malt, with a bit of a roasted note. It's almost a bit boozy; I would have guessed a higher ABV just based on the smell.

T: Sweet with the same slightly bitter roasted note from the nose. Relatively light overall, but with a somewhat concentrated sweet/boozy note near the mid palate. It's different.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, slightly astringent.

Overall, not bad, and different. I probably wouldn't get it again, but it was worth trying.

seand, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Brad007
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber-brown mix with a frothy head into my glass. Very nice presentation-wise but doesn't feel stylistically correct.

Sweet with molasses and piney hops in the nose. Otherwise, nothing special.

Taste is opposite. It's sweet with molasses and plumb flavors upfront. Think a mincemeat pie of sorts. Very crisp.

Not much lingers save for the hops and just a faint hint of the flavor.

This beer showed some promise taste-wise but quickly fell back down in the mouthfeel. Well worth a try regardless.

Brad007, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of JoshuaCain
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

pours a very appealing translucent brown with 1 finger creamy head. nice head retention, good lacing.
aroma of very sweet malt, with a little black tea and nondescript spiciness.
tastes of very roasty and sweet malt, with a pronounced hoppiness that you dont find in a lot of brown ales. subtle earthiness and resin flavors bring up the back. the palate seems to consist of just a couple intense flavors, although the balance is quite nice there is not a lot of complexity.
mouthfeel is great, rich and thick with a nice finish.
drinkability would be a lot higher if the price was lower (I payed 6 bucks for a 12 oz bottle).

JoshuaCain, Dec 23, 2008
Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

With the strength of a brown ales and the taste of traditional mild ales, the beer's dry hoppy taste also reminds the senses of American-style brown ales- there's a lot of influence packed into this refreshing dark ale.

Pouring with a deep chestnut brown with hazy appearances, the light casts garnet highlights into the glass while the supple carbonation fuels an off-white creme that tops the beer with a dense sheet of tightly knit foam and populated islands of lace left behind on the walls of the glass.

Charred toast, cocoa-rich chocolates, walnuts, over cooked toffee, pine, citrus, and dark dried fruits all share the stage as the mild blend infiltrates the nose with a restrained aroma complex that's full of character.

A very dry taste of toast char, spent coffee, bitter chocolates, walnut oils, grain husk, white grapefruit, and pine needles provide the malt and hop balance but does so without hardly a hint of sweetness- only the late impression of toffee without the associated taste of simple sugar residual malt. Aged characteristics of mature pitted fruits give a light taste of dates, raisins, figs, apples, and prune at mid palate before the beer turns hoppy to finish. The faintest taste of starch and biscuit set in before the finish of citrus-turn-resin provides a sharp and cleansing bitterness.

Light bodied with the understated creaminess of carbonation, but mostly from the highly attenuative malt texture that prohibits any left over sweetness from resting on the palate- this beer is bone dry that's compounded further by hop and alcohol dryness as well. Light grain astrincency plays on the side of the tongue with an almost peppery pang.

Where then usual brown ale allows more caramel sweetness, malt texture, or both- this tawny tasting ale more resembles the balance and complexity found in the sessionable mild ales or very light English old ales (except for the American hop influences).

BEERchitect, May 24, 2012
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- slightly hazy brown little head and little lacing.

Aroma- caramel, cofee/tofee vanilla some light florals.

Taste- crisp with a somewhat subdued malt character (as compared to newcastle) some buttery carmely flavors through out the middle and a little bit of a lingering bitter finish. Nobel hops

Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied, once the carbonation settles down

Overall- a decent brown not one I would necessarily seek out but good. I would say this might be more of an american brown because it is a little more hop forward than I am used to,

Uncle_Jimmy, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tumbler glass.

A very foamy head off tan yellow and three fingers, sitting on a very red brown body and cloudy. While finishing, dark chunks of flecks in the bottom of the glass.

Solid dark malts and sense of sea salt. Yeasty almost like soy sauce.

Light bodied and filled with matching sense on the nose. Yeast and wheat like soy sauce, salt slightly less on taste but also strangely with some pepper. Texture is a little wet though.

Overall different take on a brown ale as well, I strangely want noodles with this for food.

smakawhat, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 21 Feb 2009.

Poured in Dogfish Head shaped pint glass. Very strong perfumey smell when the bottle is first opened. Large lacy light brown head. Well carbonated. Clear reddish brown color. Aroma is light and chocolatey, soapy. Starts with some astringency, turning slightly chocolatey and coffee sweet. Light roasty malts throughout. Overall flavor is on the light side. Some astringency in the finish. Medium body. Alcohol seems a bit on the high side for a brown ale.

Not bad but price is a bit high to purchase again ($6).

htomsirveaux, Feb 22, 2009
Photo of OneBrewru
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Angry Boy Brown pours a deep mahogany color with a light khaki head.

The smell is of molasses and light spices, especially nutmeg and black pepper. Wet skunky hops come through.

Taste-wise, this beer is much hoppier than expected. Wet skunky, resinous pine hop flavors dominate and the malts take a back seat.

The mouthfeel is medium thick, dry, with very light carbonation.

Overall this is a decent beer. Maybe a few too many hops for the style with a bit dry of a finish.

OneBrewru, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of wyattshotmaker
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass,this beer has a massive head that stays throughout the beer.the nose is of sour cherries,caramel,brown sugar,with a hint of chocolate.i think this bottle might be older,because there is very little hop presence other than a blunt bitterness in the finish.it is relatively dry with dark fruity esters,brown sugar, and caramel/chocolate,a little bit of coffee as well.as previously stated,the finish is bitter,slightly leaning toward a coffee like acridity.as the beer warmed further,in had a slightly citrusy hop finish though.

mouthfeel is pretty carbonated,light in body.i feel like if this were a bit fresher it would get a better rating from me.i understand what this beer is trying to convey.if i lived in numazu japan,i would have a few of these.but at 4.99 for a bottle in ohio,i just wanted to take a fake vacation.

wyattshotmaker, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky and turbid dark brown with a 1 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. A good amount of sediment is seen floating around in the glass after the pour. Smell is of toasted malt, dark fruit, and some slight caramel notes. Taste is somewhat sour with some toasted malt, slight fruit, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Baird Brewery, Angry Boy Brown Ale

Dusky brown color, pale beige head on top, long lasting.

Wide awake, out loud and proud sweet malty aromatics. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses. Maybe a little too sweet, though.

Taste: Fills the mouth, and floats about. Gets a bit sour, mellows again, harsh malt sweetness, then dry. Bitterness abounds, and remains. Unfiltered? Tastes it. Very full in every way, body, mouthfeel, texture.

Tartness tasted earlier, which scared me for a second, is now gone, and it's all sweet, brown malt, all cocoa and caramel.

Now I'm reading the label: "fleeting malty sweetness, a barely controlled bitterness, and, naturally an angry edge..." Why is it I so seldom agree with what they put on the bottles? Not really that angry, not so uncontrollable with the bitterness (or, not the word I'd use)...the malt sweetness was fleeting?

Oh, well, I like it fine, not bad stuff from the Land of the Rising Sun.

feloniousmonk, May 20, 2010
Photo of July2Nov
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured a nice golden brown with a big ol' three-finger of frothy head on it, that then went down to a respectable two-finger throughout the life of the beer! Nice!

Smell: After getting through that foam, hints of sweet malts.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The Malted roasted flavor really comes to you upfront. Spiky (pepper like taste) middle that smooths out near the end. Had a slight metallic flavor to it near the end of the beer, but nothing that makes it unpleasant. Leaves the mouth with a mild fullness that tickles the palette. Not as sweet as other brown ales, but very nice overall flavor that does make this one a bit "angrier" than the other brands.

Drinkability: This is my second time drinking this one, and i found that the second go round was way better. Glad I withheld judgment because "Angry Boy" is good take on a brown ale. Will certainly revisit this one again. And as the bottle says, "Anger is energy. Use it, then let it go." Kampai!

July2Nov, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of bbothen
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber/brown with a frothy tan colored 2 finger head. Lots of sticky stuff on the glass. Head stays awhile.

Smells faintly of sweet malt, roasted aroma, slight hoppy notes, slightly fruity. None jump out though.

Plenty of sweet caramel flavor, roasted/toasted flavor, some slight chocolate, bitterness towards the finish. Tastes better than the nose leads you to believe.

Medium bodied, smooth, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

Tasty brew with a slightly above average ABV, drinkability is fine. This is the brew I'd have the most if I lived by the brewery.

bbothen, Sep 18, 2008
Photo of biboergosum
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

360ml bottle, 6% ABV. Why so angry, boy?

This beer pours a dark, muddled golden brown hue, with two fingers of thick puffy, foamy eggshell white head, which leaves a few instances of amorphous blob lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of lightly roasted caramel malt, relatively pungent citrus rind and pine resin, and a further, softer leafy hoppiness. The taste is more slightly toasted caramel malt, some additional biscuit and nutty notes, a more flattened citrus character than promised by the nose, and growing, but still tethered, herbal, leafy hops.

The bubbles make themselves known through a slight, mostly innocuous prickliness, the body plays out with a sturdy medium weight, and is generally smooth, that early hop bitterness nagging somewhat. It finishes fairly off-dry, the nutty, caramelized malt withstanding the lingering effects of equally bitter, herbal, and fruity hops.

A quite decent brown ale, one that betrays its pan-Pacific origins - i.e., hopped-up Yankee version with a subtle, but noticeable Asian herbal tint, one that I'm starting to ascribe to the Baird house flavour. Nothing to be angry about here, as this is a potential salve for the tortured soul - ironic, that.

biboergosum, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Bung
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. Solid brown pour, cream head. Malt, nutty, grass aroma. Tastes quite bit nutty, slight roast malt, molasses, good hop character. Well balanced and drinkable. Little metallic, clean finishing. A solid brown ale, maybe a bit hoppy, but not bad at all. Could make a case that this is a border line brown style but more amber like.

Bung, Apr 04, 2009
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased for me from Slowbeer by @epiclurk. Cheers!

Pours a dark, but very solid dark red/burgundy hue--a cracking colour for a beer, although not the brown the name implied. Head is full and frothy, but frothy like meringue, crashing down quickly and leaving minimal lacing. Decent looking brew all up though.

Nose is pleasantly but mildly hoppy, giving some fresh sweet citrus notes, with just a suggestion of syrupy malt. Together, it forms a lovely balance, with the sweeter malt giving it a nice twist from the standard IPA/hoppy pale ale mould.

Taste is a little softer, or at least thinner. Here the hop bitterness doesn't mesh so well with the other characters, although the other characters are reasonably bold. Besides the sharp, direct humulus through the centre, we have a slight nuttiness and a rounded sweet malt extract character, but they seem to sit apart from the hops, and don't integrate well.

Feel is light and a bit thin. This lack may be one of the reasons for the lack of integration on the palate.

It's a nice beer, and solidly drinkable one, but this is a really great style, and I feel like this example is only par for the course.

lacqueredmouse, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of BDTyre
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy copper brown with a thick, chunky creamy head. Malty scent with a blend of fresh bread, toffee and a slight hint of butter.

Surprising hop presence for a brown ale. Slight tart, lemony flavour from the hops. Slightly nutty, dry malt flavour. Mild hints of milk chocolate and toffee and even coffee.

Easy on the mouth, though the carbonation is a little high for an English-style brown. Enjoyable beer.

BDTyre, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of virinow
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

virinow, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of apbaj
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

apbaj, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear copper in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of gooseberries and nutty malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has an interesting mix of flavors of gooseberries and nutty malts along with hints of herbal hops and sweetness. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The flavors of this beer seem hoppy for the style, but without the associated bitterness—it's like a hybrid between an English Brown Ale and an English Pale Ale. It is easy to drink yet quite flavorful.

metter98, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a handglass.

A: Medium brown. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, brown-white head. Settles very slowly and unevenly, leaving some dry sticky residue behind as it does. Persistent lacing.

S: Roasted malt, plenty of raisin and molasses and some tea leaf.

T: Very woody roasted malt. Slight peaty bitterness.

M: Bitter notes linger on the palate briefly before disappearing into the nether.

D: Not much resistance but worth savoring.

Atmosphere is excellent. Very nice frothy head, and plenty of persistent lacing. Nose is roasted malt accentuated with sweet and herbal components. Hearty wood-roasted malt with a little bitter finish. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

bmwats, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of adityashekhar
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

adityashekhar, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Kmat10, Jun 17, 2013
Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.