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

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Brewed by:
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
Japan
bairdbeer.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
151
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
12
For Trade:
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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark mahogany-hued body layered with a rich, lather-like, off-white foam. Splotches of lace on the way down.

Smell: A pleasant duality of malts and hops -- dark, toasty breadiness, then it's leafy and spicy, then it's hints of dry dark caramel and citrus fruits, then it's walnut shells and more leaves.

Taste: Heady maltiness with tastes of oven-charred bread crusts and roasted biscuit top. Slight background nuttiness. A drop or two of sweet dark caramel and baker's chocolate. Pleasant hop mixture gives off tastes of punchy spices and citrus (lemon and pink grapefruit) with a medium-high bitterness. Pleasant, engaging back-and-forth of predominately bready malts and bitter hops until the near dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Another enjoyable, fine ale from Baird. They're 2 for 2 with me now. A well-balanced, bold brown from Japan. Though it seems a UK variety of hops were chucked into the mix, the end result seems a bit too bitter for being labeled an English Brown. That's just my opinion though!

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Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

From the cellar straight into the Tyranena nonic pint glass...

A - Body is almost more of a cloudy dark mahogany with brown tints than brown. Two fingers of rock tan head showed decent retention and little lacing.

S - Aroma has an expressive, great mix of cherries, chocolate, vanilla, cream. Slight citrus from what I assume is a generous amount of English hops, with a slight espresso bite.

T/M - Nutty with a good amount of semi-sweet chocolate and some raspberry notes. Bitterness balances out the beer, and leads to an interesting vanilla, cherry and raspberry finish, bolstered by the presence of alcohol. Manages to rich and balanced, while allowing the esters to flourish and add complexity without taking away from the beer. Body seemed average for style, as did the mouthfeel.

D - A very enjoyable example of a brown ale. Normally I don't like English style beers with assertive esters, but this beer balanced it out perfectly, and used it to create extra complexity. Best brown ale I've had in a while. Not to mild like many, but not just big and chocolaty like others, just really impressive.

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Photo of bitterthebetter
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep deep inviting brown with slight amber undertones and off white head

refreshing aromas of malt, slight sugar, slight dried fruits, and crisp hops

starts with creamy malt and slight chocolate with crisp dry hops and slight apples and lemons on the finish. hops persists in the finish

good body, not too sugary, pretty hoppy for a brown ale

a very interesting beer. starts creamy and medium bodied and then gets slighty fruity and then hoppy dry through the long finish. well worth trying, I know I'll be getting another bottle; soon

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Photo of Shakujin
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Baird-Angry Boy Brown Ale

Appearance: Poured from glass bottle into pint glass. Color is very dark amber, same color as bottle it came it, high 30 SRM. Head came up nicely, and took its time coming down. Looks to have slightly lower level of carbonation. Head has settled into a nice fluffy top.

Smell: Mostly hops coming of the top, if I had to say I would guess cascade as there is definitely a bit of the citrus coming through. After the initial pour the smell of hops is coming out stronger, may have poured it too cold

Taste: Interesting taste. A bit more hops than I have been drinking in brown ales recently. Malt is there but kind of jumps in on the first taste and then fades quickly into a hopy finish. The malts defiantly have the slightly chocolaty but mostly a nutty earthy feel to it. The ABV also comes through a little which is nice. As I sip it the malt flavors come through much better, which is great.

Mouthfeel:Good, has a little bit of heft to it, slightly sticky, however the hops really make it jumpy

Drinkability: Totally drinkable. Light enough to not bog one down, but complex enough to really enjoy

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at Popeye in Tokyo.

This ale poured a hazy, reddish-brown color with off-white foam that left some lace on the glass. The smell was floral (cascade) hops with a bit of malt. The taste was sweet malt with both floral and bitter hop flavors. Not overly complex, but nice. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and carbonation. The aftertaste was hoppy. This was a nicely drinkable ale. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Oakenator
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is deep brown in color and slightly opaque. Some carbonation but disappates quickly. Smell is a sweet malts with brown sugar and/or maple. Detect a hint of sour maybe from the generous hopping. Taste is well balanced with the malts appearing first and quickly finished with a hop twang but not over the top.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

"It is easier to swallow angry words than to have to eat them."

--Anonymous

Dark coppery orange with an infusion of cherry juice. At least half the glass is filled with foam following an aggressive pour. The head is the color of golden brown sugar and is quality through and through. A generous amount of lace is simply icing on a very good looking cake... er, beer.

The nose keeps the good vibes flowing. It's brown bread malty (with a hint of cocoa) and has a noticeable hop edge. I'm not sure that it's angry, exactly, but maybe it'll be more pissed off on the palate. Solid so far.

Angry Boy Brown is a little more bold than most brown ales, English browns especially, but it isn't as burly as some of my favorites. That's okay, it's delicious ale that is balanced in a hopheaded sort of way. Still, we aren't talking Brown IPA here.

Six different malts (pale, crystal, chocolate, brown, black and roasted) combine to produce flavors of brown bread, cocoa and bitter nuts. Obviously, the bitterness is coming from the East Kent Goldings and Challenger hops, which also provide a sort of herbal fruitiness. An early sweetness segues into a midmouthful bitterness that tightens down as the finish approaches.

I'm pretty lenient when it comes to appearance, but am a stickler for mouthfeel. This one isn't quite full enough given the ABV and the brewery's desire for a bigger, bolder brown. The bubbles are fine because they stay out of the way.

Angry Boy Brown is yet another good brew from an expatriate American who now makes his home in Numazu, Japan. By virtue of its hoppiness, it's more of an American brown than an English brown. It's also damn good beer that I could drink again and again.

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Photo of wschmit
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a Perfect Pint.

A: Good-sized, slightly pink head with a good mix of bubbles atop a hazy brown body with plenty of floaties--bottle-refermented, as stated. Can't find a date on the bottle, though. Too foggy to make out any carbonation. Head settles with some celerity, with a few patchy islands of lacing. A nice, rustic look to it.

S: Enchanting--nutty, a touch sweet, and unexpectedly tart, almost perfume-like. Perhaps the hops add that kick? Not the typically earthy English hops, for sure. Quite nice. I think this has been sitting on the shelf some time, but that's done wonders to it.

T: Just a slight touch sour, otherwise very typical brown ale flavors--English maltiness all the way, with perhaps a trace of diacetyl. Hops are there for bittering, but not well-defined--to style, I say. Really good...really good. A touch alcoholic, if anything.

M: Lower end of the carbonation spectrum, but otherwise a good, full beer. Not watery.

D: Very good. Thoughtful, but within the style, and with a manageable ABV, this beer would suit many palates.

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Photo of juju7
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really enjoying the work of Baird lately. This is a fine brown ale, no doubt. Towering head with great retention and nice angel ring lacing. The aromas are fantastic, some tropical hop aromas mixed in with some sweet fruit and cherry malt. Palate-wise again is no let down. A slightly sweet aftertaste and some mouth coating bitterness all combines to make me a happy boy drinking this angry boy.

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Photo of robbyc1
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice clear chestnut brown, nice 3 finger head in a sam adams glass. Inviting.

Smell is roasty and caramely without giving much away. Some notes of hops but mostly malt.

Yeasty as well as malty, nice Belgian-like yeast gives it interesting complexity, the hops support the backbone, give it a unique fresh flavor, a bit sweet and sourish, not like Goudenband which someone told me, but nice. The malt is not deep but supports the flavors nicely. Not heavy or overpowering, actually refreshing. A nice brown drinker for sure.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inviting aroma is strong and malty with a nice undertone of fruit and a hint of brown sugar. Pours with a VERY thick and fluffy, and fairly persistent, cream-white head. Beer itself is a clear, warm mahogany. Flavor is very pleasing, malty with an undertone of hoppy bitterness and hints of fruit and honey sweetness. Texture is very smooth, slightly tingly, quite pleasant.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 6, 2012. The color was brown with a large quantity of foamy, beige head. The aroma was powerful with a great dose of barley, malts, nuts, and yeast. At first it felt like an aged barleywine (but only for a moment). The texture was about medium with an astringent quality to it. Sweet barley malts broke through on the first sip with a warming hop character that grew with each new sip. Av decent Brown Ale.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a half inch of long-lasting head and good lacing. Had a brown color and somewhat cloudy consistency.

S: Smelled of roasted malt, sugars and a nuttiness.

T: Flavored with roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and a nutty quality. Not badly done.

M: A decent amount of carbonation and a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: This is a drinkable, well-made beer. A good example of an English brown ale not actually from England.

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Photo of esdeebrew
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of brett606
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5%

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
3.81 out of 5 based on 151 ratings.
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