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

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


Marc's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - DEC 19, 2007
Not sure what a yuzu is but I’m pretty sure there is a lot of it in the nose. Caramel, herbs, melon, soap and I’m guessing yuzu again in the mouth. Slick soapy mouthfeel with a nice firm roundness. Herbal/green fruit bitterness with gardenia finishing with bread and green pepper.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2953) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
330ml brown bottle. 6% abv on the label. Cloudy golden colour. Short white head with a tight bead. Aroma has sharp lemon peel, other citrus, floral notes. Taste has a dry graininess and a touch of biscuit with some lemony notes and late yeast. Body is thin for its strength, carboantion has a nice natural feel to it too, so decent drinkability. I really enjoyed the aroma on this one, but the flavour didnt quite match up. Still a nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12738) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhage Beer Celebration, Session 3, 02/05/2015. Lightly hazed golden orange with moderate off white edging. Nose is tangy citric zest, yuzu, hop notes, grassy. Taste comprises grapefruit notes, yuzu, hop jus, citric pith, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Refreshing stuff, good palate cleanser.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle. Interesting. The yuzu is quite subtle! A rarity for yuzu beers. Aroma is soft yuzu and lightly nutty & biscuity maltiness. Taste is more yuzu dominated. Fruit is there but its not sharp. There is a yoghurt type yeastiness that smooths the edges of the yuzu. Little bit of sweetness too. Interesting. Maybe this has lost its edge, but I think that might have done it a favour!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (3955) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
Tap@CBC2015, Red Session - golden pour with white head. Citrus fruity aroma and taste, lemony citrus peel, slight grassy and yeasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (7909) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, yuzu, malt, hops and spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1133) - - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark orangish color. Aroma and taste are citrus, hops, and a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015

Draught @ CBC 2015 [ Red Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale ].
Unclear matt medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, citrus, yuzo, green citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, zesty, yuzo, green citrus - lime. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. Quit refreshing. [20150502]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4623) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Aroma lemon/citrus/yuzu and mild sweetness. The flavor is lemon/citrus/yuzu, citrus peel, malts and a slightly sweet/tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (13911) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
CBC. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 020515

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (12658) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
Tap @ CBC. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, yuzu and earthy. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, yuzu, medium sweet, little caramel, citrus and a little bitter.


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