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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

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +4.7%

bigred89, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of bobsy
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%

On tap at the Nakemeguro Taproom in Tokyo. Not a bad place, and very close to the subway line if you're considering visiting.

Arrives with a red/copper body and a bubbly white head, that exhibited good retention and lacing. Very floral aroma, with strong notes of grapefruit, spice and caramel. There's a pleasant toastiness to it as well. I'm really digging the flavour, as it continues the floral theme, with a decent hop bite, and a good malt backbone. The initial impression is all floral, with lemongrass and perfume hitting the roof of the palate, after that biscuit and caramel malt take over before climaxing in a grapefruit splashed finish. Its extremely sessionable and well balanced. Medium body and carb seems well suited. All is well here and its another winner from Baird.

bobsy, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of allengarvin
3.26/5  rDev -14.7%

This is a murky amber-brown beer with a very slight, quickly fading head. The aroma is fruity, sweet--overly sweet--malt. Fortunately, there's bitterness to cut the sweetness in the flavor, though no hops can be tasted at all. The malt is mostly caramel, rather heavy. Somewhat oxidized taste (the store I bought it at dates their bottles on arrival, and this is only a month old from then--maybe it sat elsewhere?). Not bad per se, but not interesting in any way.

allengarvin, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -21.5%

oldp0rt, May 12, 2013
Photo of IronDjinn
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.

IronDjinn, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of matjack85
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.

matjack85, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Had a pint of this at the Baird Beer Harajuku Taproom. A beautiful amber ale that is 90% translucent with a wonderful lacing that coats the glass in a white stocking. Beautiful aroma of flowers, hops, wheat, and a bit of corn. Finishes smooth with no additional gas and no afterburn in the throat. A wonderful amber ale for any lunch or dinner and a choice session beer for those who like their brews a bit stronger than usual.

shigg85, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Monkeyknife
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.

Monkeyknife, Sep 26, 2008
Photo of Proteus93
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!

Proteus93, Apr 11, 2009
Photo of falloutsnow
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%

Bottle from Brix in Omaha, NE
No bottled on date
Poured into a standard US pint glass

Gusher alert. Make sure to have a glass ready.

My first Baird beer is a very sound amber ale with a substantially dry, hoppy, and fruity set of characters to it. Definitely enjoyable and one I would go back to, if not a bit pricey for a single 12oz bottle.

Pours a huge, light tan head made up of medium and large bubbles. The top of the foam seems to solidify somewhat, becoming very frothy. Head leaves large amounts of lacing along the sides of glass as it descends. Body is a dark reddish-brown when away from the light, a lighter shade of the same when held to light. Body is murky, opaque and somewhat hazy due to being unfiltered.

Aroma is rather sweet, with obvious malt and fruit influences, but there is also a noticeable floral hops component that somewhat mimics blossoms fairly well. In general, good, but could be a bit stronger and more assertive.

Sweet with malt and fruit flavors in the opening taste, with mild bitterness creeping in by mid-palate. Bitterness surpasses sweetness at this point, but floral character and fruit, particularly plum and peach in a mild malt sweetness, persist. Fades out with a flash of bitterness, leading to very mild grapefruit rind bitterness in the aftertaste with some tannic qualities and very minimal residual sweetness from the malt.

Body is medium to medium-light with carbonation that is too high for the heft. Resultant mouthfeel is a bit prickly, thought the bottle seems to mention this and suggest it is a good characteristic. Finish is pleasantly dry.

falloutsnow, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of tmoneyba
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%

Bottle from Jungle Jim's.

Poured a clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing.

Moderate sour citrus and malt aroma.

Medium body with soft carbonation.

Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

This is a standout beer for style.

tmoneyba, Jan 07, 2009
Photo of TasteTester
3/5  rDev -21.5%

TasteTester, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of jasonjlewis
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.

jasonjlewis, May 29, 2009
Photo of mick303
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

mick303, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Stoffel, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Naerhu
4.63/5  rDev +21.2%

Ingredients: Malt, hops, yeast
Bottle conditioned

Appearance - Fine off-white/ brown head one-finger of stable long lasting head. Opaque crimson body.

Smell - Dark caramel with citrusy juicey hop aroma

Taste - Dry hoppy bitterness, rich caramel biscuit, long lasting complex flavor.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and fine.

Naerhu, Apr 02, 2004
Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

virinow, May 05, 2012
Photo of JRed
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%

Murky amber in body with frothy off white head. Aroma similar to a barleywine: caramel, syrup, molasses. Crisp bready flavors, toast with butter. Then the flavor gets cut short by diacetyl and finishes with slight butter. Medium in body and very enjoyable for any time of day.

JRed, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of donnebaby
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%

Thick cream, tight bubble head, light tan color. Long lasting sticky foam. Body is quite dark for an amber ale, heading towards an opaque orange brown. Very good looking presentation. The smell reminded...much of other Baird beers. Very potent fresh strawberry juice, sweet and..."intoxicating"?? Very light aroma hops in the background.

Initial taste in the mouth is fruity and watery, which smoothly fades into medium streamlined hops. A medium malt caramel profile.

Very low carbonation took me by surprise in this beer. Interesting complexity adds to make this beer highly drinkable.

donnebaby, Jun 20, 2004
Photo of abcramer
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

abcramer, May 19, 2012
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%

I had this Japanese Amber in a glass stein.

Appearance- This is a hazy auburn with bright pumpkin highlights. The carbonation travels swiftly to the impressive two-finger head. The puffy, clumpy foam has great retention and leaves random chunks of off-white, orange lace.

Smell- There is a cloying and phenolic scent to this one. It is not very appealing. There is a citrus quality to the nose as well, but I would not describe it as hoppy, lemon is the most noticeable.

Taste- The beer starts out slightly bitter with a wheat and grainy taste. There is a little grassy hop coming through. Also a slight estery quality to the drink, maybe a little floral. The malt also has a distinct honey quality to it.

Mouth feel- This is a watery medium body. It finished pretty clean and easy, but it just does not stick.

Overall- I would appreciate this more if the flavors were not so muddled or soft. It is far too difficult to distinguish what exactly what I am drinking.

It is a decent enough amber that is easy to drink, but in the end it is too boring and has a weird, off-putting nose.

Pintofbrown, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

YamagamiTravis, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of DbbC
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

DbbC, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of tjd25
3.63/5  rDev -5%

Slightly brownish head, foamy, creamy and long lasting. The body shows an opaque dark amber color. Impressive appearance. The smell reveals the same aromas as in other Baird beers. The sweet red fruits/ strawberries are more pronounced in this one, and some notes of ginger also appear. Nice. The taste is pretty much swwet red fruits, with a chocolate like hoppiness in the back of the palate. Hops are quite grassy too. The mouthfeel is less enjoyable than in other Baird beers, a bit weak, and not exactly what I expected from a red ale. The dry hoppiness is too pronounced for my taste (and maybe for this style). What's the IPA gonna taste like???. Low carbonation. I wouldn't enjoy many of these, and I don't feel like drinking this every day. Kind of a deception among the other Baird beers.

tjd25, Jun 20, 2004
Photo of SmashPants
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.

SmashPants, Jun 01, 2013
Red Rose Amber Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.