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Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale

Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Yuzu is the Japanese name for a citron (a slightly less acidic lemon-lime type fruit). It is a wonderfully aromatic fruit with a snappy zest that is much prized in Japan. We received our portion from the Temple grounds of the family of one of Baird Beers' closest friends. We proceeded to shave off and collect the outer peels and hand-squeeze the juice. We then added both the peels and the juice to a rich, malted-wheat accented wort at the end of kettle boil. The end result is, in a word, divine! Hazy golden-orange in color, Temple Garden Yuzu Ale sports a cloud-like creamy white head that immediately conjures images of a higher being. The brisk citric aroma of Yuzu quickly invades the olfactory senses. The mouthfeel is softy coating and fruity-sweet but a playful carbonation and citric acidity keep the palate in an alert state of attention. Finally, a kiss of malt roundness and honeyed sweetness send the Yuzu fruit flavor into paroxysms of Nirvana-like joy. Temple Garden Yuzu Ale surely is a beery sign that, in the apocryphal words of Benjamin Franklin, "God loves us and wants us to be happy."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (727) - - JUN 14, 2014
Well-balanced fruit ale with heady yuzu nose/flavors and high drinkability A great Baird seasonal, I wish they brewed it all year long :)))

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Slightly chunky golden amber body with a medium creamy off white head. Sweet spice and fruit aroma. Big spice, and sage flavor with some fruit and caramel. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
355ml bottle from Archive. Zingy and zesty aroma from this bright amber beer that carries a soft white head. Fruity flavour with a musky perfume aftertaste and finish. Unusual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle from K&G. Nice IPA. Aromas of citrus and grass. Taste is sweet, tart, and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety and medium bodied. Orange, with thin head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13553) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Draught at Baird Bashimishi Taproom. Cloudy yellow - white head. Spicy citrus. Yuzu. Light malty. Orange. Toasted notes. Ok bitterness. Nice drinkability. Lovely yuzu taste and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 20, 2013
Soft, warm full bodied, but lacking in flavour projection. A hint of sour yuzu, a hint of fruity sweetness and a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1991) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2013
Pours hazy amber with a fading head. Delicate aroma of biscuity malt and soft fruit and spicy hops. Very similar flavours. Bready malt and soft floral, fruit hops. Cookie dough-like malt later. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4242) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
633ml bottle pours a hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger off-white head that settles to some thin spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity with citrus and mild caramel and floral and herbal notes. Taste is citrusy hop bitterness balanced nicely with a fruity and caramel malt sweetness with some spice possibly ginger. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation leaving a pleasing sensation on the palate. A nicely done fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7058) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at home, which I assume must have come from BrewDog Aberdeen. It pours golden orange/yellow, with a thick white head. The nose is sweet fruit - apple, white grape, yuzu?, sweet orange, honey and spice. The taste is pine, resin, light fruit - apple, yuzu, citrus pith, straw and spice, with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty good stuff all round.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2011
From bottle. Pours golden with white head. STRANGE! Herbal aroma, sausages! Tastes of basil, massive basil flavor, some thyme, bit lemon. Initial bitterness, followed by balanced citrus and herb taste. Too weird!

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