Red Rose Amber Ale | Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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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
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
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1
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of bluejacket74
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a brown/amber color with about an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The aroma is malty and fruity, it smells like caramel malt, strawberries, and a little bit of hops and ginger. The hops come out a lot more in the taste, it tastes like citrusy and grassy hops, caramel malt, and some spice (ginger and maybe something else I can't identify) and strawberries. Mouthfeel/body is medium, carbonation is average and it has a dry finish. Drinkability is good, it's easy to drink and very enjoyable. I believe this is the third brew I've tried from this brewery, and I haven't had a bad beer from them yet, they're all pretty decent from what I've had so far. If you get a chance to try this or any other brew from Baird, you should. Recommended.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.6/5  rDev -6%
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 Brad007
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I see that this is a hybrid of sorts (ale yeast at a lager-like temperature).

Pours a cloudy amber color with a frothy head into my glass. It's not a rose color but close.

Smells more like a California Common Ale than the style it's listed as. A mix of fruity malt and pine hop notes.

Taste is much the same. Sweet malt with very little if any hops. Caramel shows up as a component. Nothing too dramatic.

Lingering sweet malt and light hops. Not too bad. Some bitterness too.

A confusing beer that was more than likely mislabeled.

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Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint of this at the Baird Beer Harajuku Taproom. A beautiful amber ale that is 90% translucent with a wonderful lacing that coats the glass in a white stocking. Beautiful aroma of flowers, hops, wheat, and a bit of corn. Finishes smooth with no additional gas and no afterburn in the throat. A wonderful amber ale for any lunch or dinner and a choice session beer for those who like their brews a bit stronger than usual.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
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 thegerm87
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle an opaque amber brown with two fingers of creamy tan head.

Aroma of toasted caramel malts, ripe strawberries, and brown sugar.

The taste is toasted malts, bitter hops. The finish is chocolate and lightly metallic.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery with just a hint of carbonation.

While not one of my favorite amber ales, this one hit the spot.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
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 cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADZA
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a nice murky light amber,apricot hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a one finger head that stays,the smell is very sweet with aromas of sweet toffee/caramel and some piney hops,it has a medium bodied light stickyish mouthfeel which really coats the mouth with hints of caramel,toffee,sticky date pudding and some piney hoppiness but to be totally honest there is no bitterness on finish or really anywhere during the taste as the bitterness is definately overcountered by the sweetness that you encounter during this brew and i know ive said before that some brews are bitter sweet but this is really sweet bitter sweet and could quite easily drink more than the one of and will revisit without doubt.

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Photo of Florida9
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
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 allengarvin
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a murky amber-brown beer with a very slight, quickly fading head. The aroma is fruity, sweet--overly sweet--malt. Fortunately, there's bitterness to cut the sweetness in the flavor, though no hops can be tasted at all. The malt is mostly caramel, rather heavy. Somewhat oxidized taste (the store I bought it at dates their bottles on arrival, and this is only a month old from then--maybe it sat elsewhere?). Not bad per se, but not interesting in any way.

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Photo of bobsy
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Nakemeguro Taproom in Tokyo. Not a bad place, and very close to the subway line if you're considering visiting.

Arrives with a red/copper body and a bubbly white head, that exhibited good retention and lacing. Very floral aroma, with strong notes of grapefruit, spice and caramel. There's a pleasant toastiness to it as well. I'm really digging the flavour, as it continues the floral theme, with a decent hop bite, and a good malt backbone. The initial impression is all floral, with lemongrass and perfume hitting the roof of the palate, after that biscuit and caramel malt take over before climaxing in a grapefruit splashed finish. Its extremely sessionable and well balanced. Medium body and carb seems well suited. All is well here and its another winner from Baird.

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Photo of matjack85
2.91/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for the rather steep price of $4.99 a bottle. No freshness date but the label is cool.

Expecting a rose colored brew considering the name and style, but instead got a murky dark honey colored beer with a nice 2-finger white head that lasted several minutes and left some good lacing.

Not a lot of aroma here. Some swirling and a big whiff gave me some brown sugar and a little fruitiness, but not much else.

If your looking for a red amber on the sweeter side, this isn't it. Hoppier than most reds, this one gives off some pine, earthy, and flowery hop flavors with some bitter kick to it as well. Malts are mild but there is a fruit aspect to it as well (mainly apricot and peach), but the fruit isn't juicy ripe.

Feel wise this is a very dry beer with medium body and medium to high carbonation.

Well made, but not my favorite tasting amber/red ale. Those who don't mind their reds on the drier side may like it more than I did.

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Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of IronDjinn
3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 360 ml brown bottle, the abv is listed on the label as 5.5%. The rep also mentioned to me that this is actually a California Common.

Pours out a hazy/cloudy amber, not necessarily opaque, but still turbid. Tall creamy and frothy off-white head that slowly settles.

Light sweet grains on the nose, some toastiness, a quick zip of citrus hops, and a longer ligering of floral/perfumey notes.

Well then, based on the hop content in the flavour this would certainly be a West Coast Amber if that was the intended style, and remains an assertively hopped Steam beer if one wants to approach it that way. Starts off with clean dry grains, then herbal, leafy, grassy hops rise up to take charge, finishing with spicy hops. A perfume character in the aftertaste.

Medium-light mouthfeel, texture is slick and a bit oily, low carbonation.

Here's a beer that will satisfy those who are into Old World hops, doesn't really remain memorable for me when all is said and done.

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Photo of armock
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mick303
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of DbbC
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Proteus93
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The second of two Baird offerings I picked up in North Carolina. They made a good first impression, and hopefully this follows up nicely!

A: Quite hazy, like an unfiltered honey colour in some ways. The head forms beautifully into a pillowy cloud of gently rolling, creamy head.

S: Slightly fruity with a pleasant floral bouquet, along with a nice and modest malt profile. Both the aroma and the flavour are very similar, with a hint more hop coming out on the palate, most notably toward the finish.

M: It's medium bodied, but it has a mildness to it. Carbonation is moderate, and it finishes with just a hint of dryness.

D + notes: This makes a couple of Baird offerings now that I've been pleased with. They offer a nice flavour and yet a sensible and easy going beer with this one, and it's nothing short of solid. Good beer, and it has me very interested in trying more with high hopes!

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Brix in Omaha, NE
No bottled on date
Poured into a standard US pint glass

Gusher alert. Make sure to have a glass ready.

My first Baird beer is a very sound amber ale with a substantially dry, hoppy, and fruity set of characters to it. Definitely enjoyable and one I would go back to, if not a bit pricey for a single 12oz bottle.

Pours a huge, light tan head made up of medium and large bubbles. The top of the foam seems to solidify somewhat, becoming very frothy. Head leaves large amounts of lacing along the sides of glass as it descends. Body is a dark reddish-brown when away from the light, a lighter shade of the same when held to light. Body is murky, opaque and somewhat hazy due to being unfiltered.

Aroma is rather sweet, with obvious malt and fruit influences, but there is also a noticeable floral hops component that somewhat mimics blossoms fairly well. In general, good, but could be a bit stronger and more assertive.

Sweet with malt and fruit flavors in the opening taste, with mild bitterness creeping in by mid-palate. Bitterness surpasses sweetness at this point, but floral character and fruit, particularly plum and peach in a mild malt sweetness, persist. Fades out with a flash of bitterness, leading to very mild grapefruit rind bitterness in the aftertaste with some tannic qualities and very minimal residual sweetness from the malt.

Body is medium to medium-light with carbonation that is too high for the heft. Resultant mouthfeel is a bit prickly, thought the bottle seems to mention this and suggest it is a good characteristic. Finish is pleasantly dry.

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Jungle Jim's.

Poured a clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing.

Moderate sour citrus and malt aroma.

Medium body with soft carbonation.

Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

This is a standout beer for style.

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Photo of TasteTester
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of jasonjlewis
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Red Rose Amber Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
3.83 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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