Nakameguro Bitter - Batch 12 - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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3.98/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the Nakameguro Taproom.
This is batch 12 of an ever changing recipe, and the brewer's spiel indicates that its designed in the style of an ESB. Apparently the last batch was a far lower gravity, but this one weighs in at a reasonably substantial 6%. It arrives at the table with an orange body and a tidy little white cap of a head that diminishes to a fine film on short notice, but does leave the odd patch of lace. The aroma is quite ester-oriented, but with an interesting spiciness in the mix, along with hints of caramel.
This is a good cask bitter, and the flavour shines. Off the bat there's some citrus, most noticeably lemon, but its soon brushed aside by berry esters. Next in the procession comes caramel and biscuit, before reaching a fragrant, slightly herbal climax. The mouthfeel is medium but well textured as a result of the cask dispensation, which has also toned down the carbonation. Drinkability is naturally high, and for a 6% beer this could be a little dangerous.
Certainly an enjoyable beer, and an excellent cask considering how limited the selection is around here. I find it quite praiseworthy that Bryan Baird has decided to offer real ale at his locations, and that he can deliver with style. I'll probably be the only person to review batch 12, but I wish him all the best with his subsequent versions.
Serving type: cask
07-03-2009 15:17:22 | More by bobsy
Nakameguro Bitter - Batch 12 from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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