Baird Beer: Rising Sun (Japan: American Style Pale Ale: 5.0% ABV)

Visual: hazy amber orange.

Nose: Light coriander, hops, slight sharp and citrus. Ginger.

Body: Good hops, bitter, fluffy wheat grain. Dry grain back.

Finish: Dry bitter hops, rising out of which comes sour orange tones.

Conclusion: A simple forthright pale ale, no trims and not something special but does the job. Of all the beers I’ve had in Japan this seems the closest to its English pub equivalent.

Not bad, not great, but it fills a fine moment (And oh so conveniently came with free food which made me oh so very better dispositional towards it)