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Red Rose Amber Ale | Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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3.78/5
Very Good
88 Ratings
Red Rose Amber AleRed Rose Amber Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Naerhu on 04-02-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,407
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
88
pDev:
12.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of scruffwhor
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice bubbling amongst a coppery red. Barely an foam after the pour. Rich toasted malt aroma of breads and dried fruit. Just a hint of orange peel hops balances some of the sweet malt smells. Starts with a dry melba toast backbone. Some powdery fruit in the middle mixed with faint earthy hopping. Grainy dry and a little powdery palate. A little watery at times, but still got some good flavor.Makes for an easy drinker.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

360ml bottle. I'm getting used to seeing these Americanized ales from Japan, with no discernible info on the label beyond the brewery and beer name. Ahhhh...first wave.

This beer pours a cloudy dark orange-amber hue, with three fingers of densely foamy, and chunky pale beige head, which eventually settles, leaving some sudsy layered lace around the glass.

It smells mildly at first of mandarin (I know) orange citrus, followed more strongly by a biscuity, bready caramel malt, with a touch of toasted character slowly rising, along with a hint of earthy yeast, and further grassy, leafy hops. The taste is more lightly singed bready, biscuity malt, kind of metallic, muddled citrus notes - more yeast-borne in origin than hop, strangely - and some further piney, floral hops.

The carbonation is moderate, just a prickly frothiness persisting throughout, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the floral, citrusy hops subtly overshadowing the latent bready caramel malt.

A pretty enjoyable, moderately hoppy (and mirror world at that) amber ale. However, as the hops fade, the remainder just doesn't scream out 'can I have s'more please' to me. And speaking of 'ahhhh', with bit of apophenia tossed in just for fun: Tomoyasu Hotei just popped up on my random mp3 list. Oh yeah.

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Photo of Florida9
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Mildly cloudy dark reddish-tinted brown. Forms a sizable tan colored head that sticks around for a bit. Some light lacing. Visible carbonation.

S: A light, but pleasant blend of floral citrus hops and lots of caramel malt.

T: Mild to moderate maltiness. Caramel malts. Earthy, dirty, and with some mild malty dark fruits. Flavor is very quick and finishes with a yeasty quality to it.

M: Medium bodied, but feels light for the style. Carbonation is approaching heavy. Mild bitterness.

O: This beer is admittedly older than it should be, but I'm not able to say exactly how old (no dating). Overall, it's not a bad beer. Not a great one, but still slightly better than average for the style.

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Photo of tjd25
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of moshiric
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- amber. Thinner head with some lacing.

S- sweet floral notes. these are pretty intense in this beer. If that's not what you are looking for, stay away. On. The other hand if it is this beer is a winner.

T- very drinkable, light hop profile, notes on the nose really come out. Quite refreshing.

M- light, but flavorful.

O- I haven't had Baird in bottles, but on tap it's usually pretty good for a Japanese brewery. This beer is no exception. I think this beer is very versatile i.e. It could work As a session beer, but stands out on it's own too.

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Photo of Tone
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, slight alcohol, and slight dark citrus. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, slight earthy malt, slight herb, citrus, and a hint of smoke. Overall, a nice blend, body, and appearance.

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Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ironchefkook
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ber12
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of abcramer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of yesno1011
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ahommell
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mick303
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Shakujin
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Baird Red Rose Amber Ale

Appearance: Poured from bottle into pint glass. Dark amber, guess at 25 SRM. Looks like a good deal of carbonation, head has almost vanished in the middle just keeping around the edges. Lotta tiny bubbles. Oh and I cut myself opening, thanks bottle opener thanks alot. Also has blond highlights at bottom.

Smell: Smells almost effervescent picking up some sourness, with a faint touch of hops. Little bit of malt sweetness back its in the back

Taste: First thing I get it the carbonation, then the hops, then a dry clean finish, I guess from the bottom fermentation. Hops are sour in character. malts flavor is not so much sweet as just, a little flavor trying to hold down the rest of the beer. After a sipping starting to get more of the sweet malts flavor. some interesting flavor in there but I cant quite get it. It really is reminding me of darker lagers like Brooklyn Lager or something like that. But at the same time the malt character is a little more pronounced.

Mouthfeel: Its a little to bubbly for me, I feel like the carbonation is still in my mouth. Other than that light with a little bit of quick stick to it

Drinkability: Yes, very drinkable, its light and just slightly above session-able ABV with some malt base and a crisp fairly clean finish

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows caramel, bready malt and some resinous hops. Nice malt character.
Malty flavours too. Bready malt and sweet syrupy notes. A fair bit of resinous earthy hops too, along with an assertive, well-balanced bitterness.
Carbonation could be a bit higher.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks like ice tea, deep, reddish brown. No carbonation. Topped with 4 fingers of brownish head.

Smells of tea, hard water, and caramel.

Tastes of tea, hard water, chilli peppers, caramel, toffee, and black tea.

Light body, little carbonation, and a dry, tannic finish.

Got in Chiang Mai, drinking here Feb 23rd, 2017. The heat surprised me, but overall its an interesting brew.

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Photo of ptykozoon
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an ugly swamp water brown with a nice beige frothy head which dissipates slowly into a millimeter of undying bubbles.

Smells of hops. Hints of brown sugar.

Honey, malt, hops, tiny floral tidbits. All nicely balanced, not bad.

Nice bitterness and friendly carbonation keep this brew alive and pungent on the tongue.

For 5% doesn't taste watery or weak. I like this one.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a turbid and murky brown with a 2 inch foamy light tan head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Chunks of sediment can be seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is very malty with some fruity and floral aromas. Taste is very much the same with some earthy, fruity, and slightly floral flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a somewhat crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors but definitely unlike most other beers of the same style I have had in the past.

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Photo of Parrotbeak
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber with an eighth-inch, white head that remains. Good lacing.
Smell is heavy on malts, with some hops underneith. Faint cinnamon, brown sugar, and more bready malts come in. Malts become slightly buttery at the end.
Taste is sweet, bready malts with some spices. Dark, overripe fruits. Bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is crisp and biting, with a dry finish. Fairly light body.
Drinkability is good. The sweet and bitter aspects of this one hold it back just a bit.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tumbler glass.

A very light cream caramel head and creamy texture looking, sits on a dark honey brown and cloudy with pinhead clear bubbles rising somewhat slowly. Some good sticky clumping lacing in places.

Nose is an interesting brown sugar, and some malt sense. Floral fruit sense as well.

Taste is a nice light amber and candied floral sugars. Good texture with a sense of mild crispness. Yeasty aftertaste on the finish.

Overall a different take on a red ale but I rather enjoy it.

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Red Rose Amber Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 88 ratings
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