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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: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1102) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Pours a cloudy orangey color with a thin white head. Pleasant aroma of fruits with mild sweetness. Good flavor of fruits with mild sweetness. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and gentle carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6418) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015. Cloudy golden pour with an big off white head. Aroma of fruits, citrus, light floral notes, yuzu. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (16652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Tap at CBC15.. Hazy amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft peppery fruits nose... Soft sweet fruits.. Long juicy yuzu fruits.. Soft pepper finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3698) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
On tap at CBC- København. Hazy pale golden color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; floral, fruity - subtle citrus, nice yeast influence. Medium body & complexity. Balances well. Very delicate subtle beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (514) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2015
On tap at Naka-Meguro Taproom. Half pint served in a tulip. Hazy golden color with a modest off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Yuzu and mikan notes on the nose. Medium body with nice carbonation. Slightly sweet with bitterness standing out on the palate. Watery mouthfeel with a nice smooth, refreshing bitter finish. The taste is all yuzu with iyokan pith. Bright and tart but not sour per se...bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2746) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2015
Temple Garden Yuzu Ale 5% A thick looking cloudy honey gold with a foamy off-white head. Great yuzu fruit aroma like a warm spring day. Medium-light bodied with a seltzer-like carbonation. The taste is fresh yuzu zest, a bit of lemony hop bitterness but mostly full on fruity yuzu. It showcases the fruit really well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenkiGonzo (514) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2015
Draught at Bungalow. Super cloudy gold, decent head. Really fruity citrus aroma. Flavour is all yuzu with some hints of sweet fruit to balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle(27-Oct-2014)Sweet herbal aroma.Cloudy amber,low head&suds lace.Big herbal,sweet light orange flavour.Bitter herbal orange finish&aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1537) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
Herbal hop spice aroma. Murky Amber colour good head and lacing. Malt citrus hop malt flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (950) - - 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 :)))

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