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Red Rose Amber Ale - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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Red Rose Amber AleRed Rose Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 04-02-2004)
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Reviews by SmashPants:
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SmashPants

Australia

2.9/5  rDev -24.1%

Bottle: a very solid dark brown 360mL bottle with a fancy label - looks like a piece of art.

Appearance: mid-dark golden brown/amber. A limited head with good retention but no lacing. There is some fine sediment floating at the bottom of the glass.

Aroma: not very much on the nose - some savoury notes and grain. Not overpowering, but not really very much there to be honest.

Taste: nut-driven with some bitterness. Not much in the way of complexity - a bit disappointing actually. Flavours fade slowly with a distinct lack of roundness.

Aftertaste: the hop bitterness remains for a time - not too complex in flavour though.

Mouth feel: light- to- medium in body with moderate carbonation, suits the style.

Overall: not a bad beer, in fact it's quite nice. I found it to be more of an IPA in feel rather than a Red Ale though, due to the higher hop content. The bigger turn-off for me was a case price exceeding AU$160 (2013). Not acceptable for a 'quite nice' beer.

06-01-2013 12:27:48 | More by SmashPants
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oberon

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +16.5%

A great find here in Greensboro,I have wanted to try some Baird wares and this was just incredible.Poured into a standard pint glass a murky amber/bronze with a thick very clingy slight off white head,I mean it never totally fades!A great mix of piney/citric/grassy hop, caramel,and molasses,personally I think the hops prevail.The flavors of this amber to me are at near standard bearer for a new generation of amber,its got a huge dose of citric/piney hop but there is a real buttery caramel base that holds up great to the hop onslaught.The lower fermentation temp makes the beer so easy to drink and keeps the complexity super high.This was a treat do drink,people seek it out.

The hop complexity of this amber is why I love it,it has almost every trait of a hop,citrus,pine,tea,leaf,and spice.Its a great brew.

03-28-2009 19:31:38 | More by oberon
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jisak74


3/5  rDev -21.5%

03-21-2012 10:09:00 | More by jisak74
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GuidedByVoices

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-27-2012 07:53:57 | More by GuidedByVoices
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virinow

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-05-2012 03:44:40 | More by virinow
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy brown thick body with a beige head that sticks to the glass in a big of a meniscus. There is a bit of trub suspended in the body with a gentle carbonation gliding to the surface.

S- The clean brown malt aroma has some green dry hop notes in the finish.

T- The brown malt has a slight tartness that fades into a bittern soft green hop finish that has a bit of a green bit that lingers. There is a dry caramel and toffee note to the malt and a green woody hop character comes through as the beer opens up.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel and a smooth texture.

O- The nice dry malt has some good depth to it when it opens up and a nice balance with the mellow hops. This is a good session beer with a nice full flavor.

08-10-2011 20:40:32 | More by rhoadsrage
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -5%

360ml bottle. I'm getting used to seeing these Americanized ales from Japan, with no discernible info on the label beyond the brewery and beer name. Ahhhh...first wave.

This beer pours a cloudy dark orange-amber hue, with three fingers of densely foamy, and chunky pale beige head, which eventually settles, leaving some sudsy layered lace around the glass.

It smells mildly at first of mandarin (I know) orange citrus, followed more strongly by a biscuity, bready caramel malt, with a touch of toasted character slowly rising, along with a hint of earthy yeast, and further grassy, leafy hops. The taste is more lightly singed bready, biscuity malt, kind of metallic, muddled citrus notes - more yeast-borne in origin than hop, strangely - and some further piney, floral hops.

The carbonation is moderate, just a prickly frothiness persisting throughout, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the floral, citrusy hops subtly overshadowing the latent bready caramel malt.

A pretty enjoyable, moderately hoppy (and mirror world at that) amber ale. However, as the hops fade, the remainder just doesn't scream out 'can I have s'more please' to me. And speaking of 'ahhhh', with bit of apophenia tossed in just for fun: Tomoyasu Hotei just popped up on my random mp3 list. Oh yeah.

10-06-2010 00:18:18 | More by biboergosum
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-12-2013 07:28:13 | More by Hardcore
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ironchefkook

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-20-2014 09:31:17 | More by ironchefkook
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GRG1313

California

4.28/5  rDev +12%

Clear red copper with a thick, firm white head.

Lovely perfumed floral rose nose with Belgian sugar and very light sugared creamed coffee.

Mouthfeel is thin but good and the flavor profile makes up for the crisp mouthfeel.

Flavors of bright espresso and a finish of bitter coffee and grapefruit hops.

Actually quite drinkable; goes down well and has concise flavors with a very nice balance. This could be a "regular" for many.

10-04-2009 06:54:45 | More by GRG1313
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows caramel, bready malt and some resinous hops. Nice malt character.
Malty flavours too. Bready malt and sweet syrupy notes. A fair bit of resinous earthy hops too, along with an assertive, well-balanced bitterness.
Carbonation could be a bit higher.

03-19-2013 01:48:27 | More by CrazyDavros
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%

12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a brown/amber color with about an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The aroma is malty and fruity, it smells like caramel malt, strawberries, and a little bit of hops and ginger. The hops come out a lot more in the taste, it tastes like citrusy and grassy hops, caramel malt, and some spice (ginger and maybe something else I can't identify) and strawberries. Mouthfeel/body is medium, carbonation is average and it has a dry finish. Drinkability is good, it's easy to drink and very enjoyable. I believe this is the third brew I've tried from this brewery, and I haven't had a bad beer from them yet, they're all pretty decent from what I've had so far. If you get a chance to try this or any other brew from Baird, you should. Recommended.

10-18-2008 23:55:53 | More by bluejacket74
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-28-2012 00:25:48 | More by Psychmusic
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from the bottle into a tumbler glass.

A very light cream caramel head and creamy texture looking, sits on a dark honey brown and cloudy with pinhead clear bubbles rising somewhat slowly. Some good sticky clumping lacing in places.

Nose is an interesting brown sugar, and some malt sense. Floral fruit sense as well.

Taste is a nice light amber and candied floral sugars. Good texture with a sense of mild crispness. Yeasty aftertaste on the finish.

Overall a different take on a red ale but I rather enjoy it.

09-05-2011 18:36:33 | More by smakawhat
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matjack85

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -23.3%

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for the rather steep price of $4.99 a bottle. No freshness date but the label is cool.

Expecting a rose colored brew considering the name and style, but instead got a murky dark honey colored beer with a nice 2-finger white head that lasted several minutes and left some good lacing.

Not a lot of aroma here. Some swirling and a big whiff gave me some brown sugar and a little fruitiness, but not much else.

If your looking for a red amber on the sweeter side, this isn't it. Hoppier than most reds, this one gives off some pine, earthy, and flowery hop flavors with some bitter kick to it as well. Malts are mild but there is a fruit aspect to it as well (mainly apricot and peach), but the fruit isn't juicy ripe.

Feel wise this is a very dry beer with medium body and medium to high carbonation.

Well made, but not my favorite tasting amber/red ale. Those who don't mind their reds on the drier side may like it more than I did.

02-28-2012 08:09:44 | More by matjack85
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Proteus93

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%

The second of two Baird offerings I picked up in North Carolina. They made a good first impression, and hopefully this follows up nicely!

A: Quite hazy, like an unfiltered honey colour in some ways. The head forms beautifully into a pillowy cloud of gently rolling, creamy head.

S: Slightly fruity with a pleasant floral bouquet, along with a nice and modest malt profile. Both the aroma and the flavour are very similar, with a hint more hop coming out on the palate, most notably toward the finish.

M: It's medium bodied, but it has a mildness to it. Carbonation is moderate, and it finishes with just a hint of dryness.

D + notes: This makes a couple of Baird offerings now that I've been pleased with. They offer a nice flavour and yet a sensible and easy going beer with this one, and it's nothing short of solid. Good beer, and it has me very interested in trying more with high hopes!

04-11-2009 04:57:18 | More by Proteus93
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -13.6%

From a 360 ml brown bottle, the abv is listed on the label as 5.5%. The rep also mentioned to me that this is actually a California Common.

Pours out a hazy/cloudy amber, not necessarily opaque, but still turbid. Tall creamy and frothy off-white head that slowly settles.

Light sweet grains on the nose, some toastiness, a quick zip of citrus hops, and a longer ligering of floral/perfumey notes.

Well then, based on the hop content in the flavour this would certainly be a West Coast Amber if that was the intended style, and remains an assertively hopped Steam beer if one wants to approach it that way. Starts off with clean dry grains, then herbal, leafy, grassy hops rise up to take charge, finishing with spicy hops. A perfume character in the aftertaste.

Medium-light mouthfeel, texture is slick and a bit oily, low carbonation.

Here's a beer that will satisfy those who are into Old World hops, doesn't really remain memorable for me when all is said and done.

08-08-2010 19:28:39 | More by IronDjinn
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-31-2011 23:23:40 | More by Stoffel
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jasonjlewis

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours an exceptional 1 1/2 finger head with great retention and lacing and a slightly hazy copper color. I was careful not to pour in any excess yeast.

Smell is of an english ale yeast strain that accentuates the malts underneath with fruity esters and a bit of hop aroma to balance.

Taste has a toffee sweetness with a balancing hop bitterness and hop flavor. This isn't over the top hopped red nor is it a malty boring red either.

Mouthfeel has a nice carbonation and fullness, however the mixture of the amount of carbonation and the body of the beer isn't quite perfect.

This is a nicely balanced red. Hop flavor comes through with a good malt balance. The flavors start becoming more and more interestind as the beer warms.

05-29-2009 00:13:05 | More by jasonjlewis
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bheilman

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +16%

This was a very good beer. I didn't expect too much out of a Japanese brewery; not because I don't like Japan, just because I feel like Japan puts more effort into Sake, Shochu and Whiskey and because I have had some Kirin and Sapporo beers and thought them satisfactory. You can't compare Red Rose Amber Ale with those beers, like you can't compare bud and sierra nevada. One's mass produced, one's quality produced. It's not the best beer I've ever had, but well above average and definitely worth trying again. Very drinkable.

09-30-2008 00:43:54 | More by bheilman
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BarleyMine

Oregon

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%

This one pours a golden amber with a rapidly receeding head becoming a foamy thin line with scant lacing. Smells sweet, hoppy and floral with hints of pine. Ititial flavor is hops followed by moderate malt and faint citrus notes. Nice light body with crispy carbonation. This could almost be called a B.I.P.A. (Baby IPA) Excellent.

01-09-2009 06:39:08 | More by BarleyMine
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%

Poured from the bottle an opaque amber brown with two fingers of creamy tan head.

Aroma of toasted caramel malts, ripe strawberries, and brown sugar.

The taste is toasted malts, bitter hops. The finish is chocolate and lightly metallic.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery with just a hint of carbonation.

While not one of my favorite amber ales, this one hit the spot.

09-26-2008 03:25:35 | More by Monkeyknife
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TasteTester

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-01-2012 22:13:34 | More by TasteTester
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ber12

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-24-2012 05:34:18 | More by ber12
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +12%

Generous, tight-bubbled head that remains rocky throughout the tasting. Lots of chunky lace on the glass. The color red-orange amber with a solid haze.

Sweet, hoppy and attractive. Floral aroma of fresh hop cones. Enough malt to make it very balanced. Close to perfection.

Beautiful bitter. The malt is present but in the background. The hop, if I am hyper-critical, is leaning toward the harsh side. Extraordinarily drinkable. If I were to have a complaint, it would be that the liquor is on the thin side for such a flavorful beer. Still, this is an exceptional beer well worth seeking out.

05-10-2009 20:07:00 | More by smcolw
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Red Rose Amber Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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