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

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Baird Angry Boy Brown AleBaird Angry Boy Brown Ale

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Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-19-2003

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Photo of Walken
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Baird Brewery: Angry Boy Brown Ale (No Freshness date) (Tasted 03/30/10)
12 oz. bottle, poured into an imperial pint.

Appearance: The beer is a hazy shade of chestnut brown, adorned with a big off-white head that is tight and bubbly at the bottom, rocky meringue peaks on top, big soapy looking bubbles stick to the sides of the glass.
Odor: Initial whiffs reveal big perfume-like fruity alcohol, followed by a cracker-like malt aroma and some faint earthy hops.
Consistency: High end of light bodied, bordering on medium. The carbonation level on this beer is a tad high for my taste, but doesn't really obscure or amplify any of the flavors, so it's not all that bothersome in the grand scheme of things. Bubblier than I'm used to, though. The alcohol effects the feel of this beer in a big way, adding a fruity undercurrent and some bite in the finish.
Flavor: Toasted nuts and bakers chocolate, with a blanket of red fruit and earthy hop flavor underneath. Balance comes from the hops and alcohol. Finish is long, roasty, dry and highly alcoholic.

I'm not quite sure what to make of this beer, nor am I sure about the age of the bottle, it didn't have dust on it? The alcohol and snappy carbonation hurt the feel and drinkability of this beer a bit, but that doesn't exactly equate to bad for me. Save the alcohol, the flavors are well balanced and very vibrant, the fruitiness the alcohol lends is actually quite pleasant, but the bite is kind of rough for a brown ale. I look forward to some day trying this beer in Japan at the brewery.

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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 TokyoCO
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle bought in Tokyo, poured into a pint glass.

A: Light brown, almost a really dark orange.

S: Dark fruits, light chocolate and coffee, sweet grape.

T: Rich. Starts out with the fruits. Dark fruits are present with a hint of citrus. Bitter middle with blend of citrus and bitter chocolate/coffee. Ends with nice roasted malts but there are some lingering hops/citrus as well.

M: An interesting mix of tangy citrus and creamy darkness...

O: Great beer. I haven't had many browns that have this much fruit/citrus.

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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 Uncle_Jimmy
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- slightly hazy brown little head and little lacing.

Aroma- caramel, cofee/tofee vanilla some light florals.

Taste- crisp with a somewhat subdued malt character (as compared to newcastle) some buttery carmely flavors through out the middle and a little bit of a lingering bitter finish. Nobel hops

Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied, once the carbonation settles down

Overall- a decent brown not one I would necessarily seek out but good. I would say this might be more of an american brown because it is a little more hop forward than I am used to,

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Photo of snogglethorpe
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I'm not sure how to classify this -- it doesn't really resemble other "brown ales" that I've tried in that it's very very hoppy.

It's indeed a nice brownish color (but translucent, not nearly opaque like a stout), with a medium body. The taste immediately screams "hops!" -- American hops, and they're delicious -- followed up by a mild sweetness and a bit of roastiness. Very easy to drink, with a nice "kinda like an IPA, but kinda different too" sense that was very appealing.

This is an excellent and interesting beer. I ran out of money so couldn't drink more, but I'm looking forward to trying it again.

[Note -- I had this in Popeye (Tokyo), which seems to have very fresh beer, especially Japanese beer. That's probably one reason the hop taste was so outstanding.]

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Photo of wardough
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this at Four Firkins in western Minny.

Pours a darker-than-amber brown into the glass. Huge head that remains almost the entire session.

On the smell, I pick up more fruity esters than anything. Sweet smelling.

Taste-starts sweet and then ends up somewhat bitter with a nice crisp finish.

Mouthfeel is very light, which helps the drinkability score.

A nice brown ale.

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Photo of eyncognito
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance is brown with a minimal head which disappears quickly. Smells rather sweet-more like light brown sugar than say, caramel and a underlying nuttiness which I'd prefer to be a little more prominent. There's something about the malt in general that reminds me of some Belgian malts.

Taste follows the aroma, sweet like light brown sugar, only there's a descent level of hoppiness-slightly citric with a little mint. Despite the initial sweetness, there's a wonderful dry bitter finish mid-palate. Mouthfeel is light-to-medium, slightly more carbonated than many English brown ales I've had.

Definitely an interesting beer and worth drinking. Recommended. I wish there was a bit more nuttiness to the malt bill on this one. The hops certainly help, although I can't help but think that some more herbal or grassy hops would pair well-perhaps some Northern Brewer, although there could be some there which would account for the pleasant mint flavor.

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Photo of JoshuaCain
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

pours a very appealing translucent brown with 1 finger creamy head. nice head retention, good lacing.
aroma of very sweet malt, with a little black tea and nondescript spiciness.
tastes of very roasty and sweet malt, with a pronounced hoppiness that you dont find in a lot of brown ales. subtle earthiness and resin flavors bring up the back. the palate seems to consist of just a couple intense flavors, although the balance is quite nice there is not a lot of complexity.
mouthfeel is great, rich and thick with a nice finish.
drinkability would be a lot higher if the price was lower (I payed 6 bucks for a 12 oz bottle).

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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 beer1018
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle bought on sale for $2.99. For $4.99 a bottle in Ohio this better be orgasmic.

Poured into a snifter.

Appears dark brown/red like oak wood. Nice 2 inch flufy head. Decent sized particles are floating in my beer, not sure if that is right. Smells of hops,cherries and molases, i like the smell of this beer. The taste is fruity with a hop presence also it has the choclate/coffee flavor like some porters have. Mouth is somewhat creamy, my tounge tingles after swallowing. I wouldnt want to drink more then 2-3 at a time.

I wouldnt me suprised to find out this bottle is old considering no other review mentioned particles. If you get one fresh please let me know if it does, this was good so i am leaning towards normal for the beer. I would reccomend trying this beer, it is a decent english brown and if it was fresher it would taste even better. Over priced at $4.99 though imo.

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Photo of 1000Bottles
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper hue with a midum light-tan head. Aroma is malty, a touch earthy. Flavor is fairly balanced, on the hoppy (bitter) side - not sweet. Some earthy/woody notes, pretty dry finish. Some citrus like qualities in the mouth, but not very pervasive. Pretty decent take on this style.

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Photo of OneBrewru
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Angry Boy Brown pours a deep mahogany color with a light khaki head.

The smell is of molasses and light spices, especially nutmeg and black pepper. Wet skunky hops come through.

Taste-wise, this beer is much hoppier than expected. Wet skunky, resinous pine hop flavors dominate and the malts take a back seat.

The mouthfeel is medium thick, dry, with very light carbonation.

Overall this is a decent beer. Maybe a few too many hops for the style with a bit dry of a finish.

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Photo of Provocajade
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a single bottle at Total Wine&More Las Vegas and poured into a globe pint.

A- deep chestnut, mocha colored head reminiscent of latte foam.

S- Very interesting. It has a bready quality, candied fruits, a bit of a toasty quality then grassy almost tree bark like in the back (from the hops perhaps?).

T- I got some bright tasting hops, then a bit of a roasty sweetness and slight nutty aftertaste I was expecting of a brown. It was surprising and was not what I was expecting...kinda like a bit dry hopped red ale, bit brown ale mixture. Very nice "angry" presence of the hops.

M- Medium carbonation...more than usual in a brown, but still smooth and creamy feel and finishes a bit dry on the palette.

D- I think it was easy of a drink though after a few sips I can detect it was a bit boozy. It's more carbonation than the usual style, but I wasn't bothered much by it. It's very up my and BFs alley in terms of sweeter malty brews having a distinct hop presence to appeal to us hop heads. BF definitely wants to buy another bottle which doesn't happen too often too soon.

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Photo of publaw
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: mahogany color, great clarity, pours a rocky light tan head.
S: Interesting smell... not in a bad way, just different. Some caramel malt smells but they are hidden under an interesting savory spicy smell.
T: Caramel, bread, and nutty up front with an interesting savory taste in the finish. I wonder if they use a sake yeast strain.
M: good medium body and mouthful with a clean smooth finish.

Overall this is a nice brown iteration… not very traditional but good and worth the price of admission.

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