Daidai Pale Ale - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
4.08/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a pale straw colour, huge cloud to the point of being opaque in the body. White head, quite sparse, but retaining OK. Looks very intriguing.
Some grainy notes upfront, cereal notes with some buttery character, but then piquant fruit on the back, lemon, orange and a touch of white pepper. Tangy and fresh, but maybe a little on the light side.
Bit of rye spice upfront on the palate which I wasn't expecting. Fruit, and hops take over midway. Orange, mandarin and a touch of lemon zest. A little bit bready as well with a yeast character on the back which normally would make me recoil but actually works really interestingly with the fruit character. I like this a lot.
Decent mouthfeel, bit of light carbonation but fine for the style.
Classic pale ale but with a really interesting twist. Very enjoyable.
Serving type: on-tap
11-29-2013 05:37:51 | More by laituegonflable
3.28/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A hoppy pale ale accented with Japanese Daidai fruit, apparently some sort of extremely bitter citrus used as an expectorant. Mmm. Tried on-tap at the GABS festival in Melbourne in 2013.
Pours a very light honey yellow colour with ridiculously solid hazing. Weight is heavy, especially given what I expected. Head forms a foamy white ring around the glass, which forms lace in mild patches. Looks good.
Nose is slightly dusty and pretty mild. Some citrus rind comes through, but it's dirty and earthy with twinges of flour and yeast to it as well. It doesn't win me over, I'm afraid.
Light and bready entry on the palate as well. Some dry crispness help it a bit as it leads into a sharp citrus character with some bite. Back is dry, clinging and dusty, but lacking any real flavour. Aftertaste is clean and light, but dead.
Very light feel, despite the apparent weight in the body. Some bite from the citrus.
Overall, it's OK, but it has some elements which make it seem a little dull, and some which verge on being unpleasant. I feel it had more potential than this.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2013 23:23:14 | More by lacqueredmouse
Daidai Pale Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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