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

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86
very good

85 Reviews
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Reviews: 85
Hads: 143
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 7.03%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 85 | Hads: 143
Photo of bbothen
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
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. (574 characters)

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. (944 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (645 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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. (1,220 characters)

Photo of Bung
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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. (334 characters)

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. (804 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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. (1,164 characters)

Photo of BDTyre
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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. (419 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
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. (700 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy dirty, red-hued brown in color. Forms a minimal off-white head that offers little retention and disappears quickly. No lacing.

S: Molasses. Bread, dark malty-fruits, and a little yeast.

T: Starts off with a dark malty sweetness. Fruity. Brown sugar. All the while there is a bit of a yeasty funkiness that intermingles with everything. Mild bitterness.

M: Medium in body. A bit light for the style. Lower carbonation. Mild bitterness.

O: A pretty good take on the brown ale, though I'm not a fan of the yeasty funk this beer offers up. (553 characters)

Photo of spicelab
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

360mL bottle from Warners@The Bay.

Opaque mahogany with a voluptuous beige head that subsides over 5 minutes leaving a solid lace network and a slightly raised ring.

Driven by rich and sweet malt character. Muscatels, baked toffee, gingerbread, cherries, dates, figs, nutmeg and a slight floral edge. There's a pleasing lifted pungency to the aromas.

Flavours show even more brandy snap and toffee malts joined by a textbook earthy pine bitterness. The dark fruit complexity in the nose doesn't come through quite as well.

Moderately oily palate, with below average carbonation and a long, satisfying, deceptively bitter finish on the back palate.

Plenty of personality with good cohesion. Great brown ale that I'd be happy to drink a few of in succession. (761 characters)

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in an Snifter glass.Enjoyed on apr´11.
Medium brown in color.Opaque.Beige close & dense foam.Copious lacing.Medium buuble size.Coffee,yeast & toasted malt aromas.Intense hoppy flavor, pepery notes too.Overall coffee on palate.Chocolate on the aftertaste.Medium/low carbonation.Interesting ,very easy drinkable & nice spot of the style. (356 characters)

Photo of Proteus93
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Chestnut brown, with a golden honey brown sugar colour. A VERY nice looking brown, as perfect to colour as I might hope for. Good head, very nice retention. 4.5

S + T : Malts and a nice note of nuttiness, quite modest and pleasant. As it warms, a little more bitterness comes forth to balance the flavour. I don't think I can detect any anger in it, but my palate is probably tired.

M + D: Modest, smooth, and easy to drink though the alcohol becomes quite present fairly quickly, even after only one other brew. Not bad at all... (536 characters)

Photo of beer1018
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle bought on sale for $2.99. For $4.99 a bottle in Ohio this better be orgasmic.

Poured into a snifter.

Appears dark brown/red like oak wood. Nice 2 inch flufy head. Decent sized particles are floating in my beer, not sure if that is right. Smells of hops,cherries and molases, i like the smell of this beer. The taste is fruity with a hop presence also it has the choclate/coffee flavor like some porters have. Mouth is somewhat creamy, my tounge tingles after swallowing. I wouldnt want to drink more then 2-3 at a time.

I wouldnt me suprised to find out this bottle is old considering no other review mentioned particles. If you get one fresh please let me know if it does, this was good so i am leaning towards normal for the beer. I would reccomend trying this beer, it is a decent english brown and if it was fresher it would taste even better. Over priced at $4.99 though imo. (896 characters)

Photo of eyncognito
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance is brown with a minimal head which disappears quickly. Smells rather sweet-more like light brown sugar than say, caramel and a underlying nuttiness which I'd prefer to be a little more prominent. There's something about the malt in general that reminds me of some Belgian malts.

Taste follows the aroma, sweet like light brown sugar, only there's a descent level of hoppiness-slightly citric with a little mint. Despite the initial sweetness, there's a wonderful dry bitter finish mid-palate. Mouthfeel is light-to-medium, slightly more carbonated than many English brown ales I've had.

Definitely an interesting beer and worth drinking. Recommended. I wish there was a bit more nuttiness to the malt bill on this one. The hops certainly help, although I can't help but think that some more herbal or grassy hops would pair well-perhaps some Northern Brewer, although there could be some there which would account for the pleasant mint flavor. (957 characters)

Photo of wardough
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this at Four Firkins in western Minny.

Pours a darker-than-amber brown into the glass. Huge head that remains almost the entire session.

On the smell, I pick up more fruity esters than anything. Sweet smelling.

Taste-starts sweet and then ends up somewhat bitter with a nice crisp finish.

Mouthfeel is very light, which helps the drinkability score.

A nice brown ale. (381 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alas, the last of my Baird beers. Hopefully I will find some others to try soon.

Pours a dark brown with a thick creme head. Flavor is earthy, but a bit heavy on the sweet side. Feel is a bit slick. Lower carbonation. Overall, a decent brown ale. A bit too sweet, but still nice to drink. (289 characters)

Photo of Walken
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Baird Brewery: Angry Boy Brown Ale (No Freshness date) (Tasted 03/30/10)
12 oz. bottle, poured into an imperial pint.

Appearance: The beer is a hazy shade of chestnut brown, adorned with a big off-white head that is tight and bubbly at the bottom, rocky meringue peaks on top, big soapy looking bubbles stick to the sides of the glass.
Odor: Initial whiffs reveal big perfume-like fruity alcohol, followed by a cracker-like malt aroma and some faint earthy hops.
Consistency: High end of light bodied, bordering on medium. The carbonation level on this beer is a tad high for my taste, but doesn't really obscure or amplify any of the flavors, so it's not all that bothersome in the grand scheme of things. Bubblier than I'm used to, though. The alcohol effects the feel of this beer in a big way, adding a fruity undercurrent and some bite in the finish.
Flavor: Toasted nuts and bakers chocolate, with a blanket of red fruit and earthy hop flavor underneath. Balance comes from the hops and alcohol. Finish is long, roasty, dry and highly alcoholic.

I'm not quite sure what to make of this beer, nor am I sure about the age of the bottle, it didn't have dust on it? The alcohol and snappy carbonation hurt the feel and drinkability of this beer a bit, but that doesn't exactly equate to bad for me. Save the alcohol, the flavors are well balanced and very vibrant, the fruitiness the alcohol lends is actually quite pleasant, but the bite is kind of rough for a brown ale. I look forward to some day trying this beer in Japan at the brewery. (1,546 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium to dark mahogany brown with a half finger light tan head that dissipates to patches. Aroma of bready malt, brown bread, brown sugar, mild nuts. Flavor is rich sweet bready and biscuit malt, nuts, brown sugar, intensifying until a biscuit and lightly toasted malt and nut finish with light grassy hops. Medium bodied. A nice full flavored brown ale; flavors are very well integrated balanced. Actually richer than a standard English brown ale but that's a good thing here. Nicely done. (550 characters)

Photo of jbsteiny
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Chestnut-colored and translucent, with almost two inches of light-gold head. Leaves pretty nice lacing down the first half of the oversized wineglass I poured it in. No doubt the glass helps with the aromas, but this is one of the best smelling browns I've ever sniffed. Chocolate, plum, vanilla, booze. Yum.

On the palette, it's a little less impressive - nutty, brown bread, cocoa, good hop presence - delicious brown, but no more so than Smuttynose or Avery (which still puts it pretty high in the running for tastiest worldwide). Thick and chewy, but a bit boozy.

If it weren't price-prohibitive ($4.99 for a 12 oz.), I'd drink this fairly regularly, but in moderation. Delicious and definitely worth a try -- I'm excited to try another beer from this brewery. (767 characters)

Photo of damndirtyape
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle with no freshness date poured into a tumbler glass. Poured a thick 1/2" head which died down to 1/8" over 20 minutes. Lots of lacing on the glass as I drank it down. The color was a translucent brown with some hints of orange. I did a lot of sediment in the bottle that didn't pour out.

The smell when cold right out of the bottle smells like grapes, and as it warms up I get some malt, molasses, and ethanol smells. Very complex and it changes the more you let it warm up. Towards the end of the glass I only got the malt smell.

Taste is equally complex. After the smell change upon pouring I let it warm up a bit before drinking it. At first I get roasted malts (hints of coffee and molasses again) and then something bitter at the end. I can taste just a hint of grape (raisin) again in there with the other flavors the more it warms up.

Mouthfeel - some carbonation/spiciness on the tongue but otherwise slick and thick.

Drinkability. Well - I want to try it again but the alcohol went to my head quick even with a meal so this is a beer for savoring and I stop at one. It's very complex and I wonder what it would be like if all the sediment went along with the pour. Or I'm wondering if the beer was old and the ABV is actually higher than the 6.2% on the bottle. If it is old (no way of knowing) it does cellar well but I'm wondering what it's like fresh. I do like the beers from this Japanese brewer, so maybe if I'm ever in Japan I'll visit this brewery and try a few on tap. (1,496 characters)

Photo of 1000Bottles
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper hue with a midum light-tan head. Aroma is malty, a touch earthy. Flavor is fairly balanced, on the hoppy (bitter) side - not sweet. Some earthy/woody notes, pretty dry finish. Some citrus like qualities in the mouth, but not very pervasive. Pretty decent take on this style. (281 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazey amber and deep rust color. Nice layer of foam and the rust color is so deep and hazey, I can't see any bubbling. The aroma is a blend of roasted malts that lend of bitter chocolate and subtle coffee aroma. The hops gives just a bit of orange peel in the nose. Bitter and roast malts combine very well. Great balance of roasted coffee, toffee, and a little chocolate. Then some earthy and orangey hops. Great gristy palate that finishes resiny. Very easy to drink. (477 characters)

Photo of ElGordo
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (620 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (367 characters)

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.